Re: Swimming Requirement
Blaine A. Jackson (blainej@JUNO.COM)
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 08:25:26 -0500
On Thu, 25 Sep 1997 12:09:38 -0500 Jim Sleezer <JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU>
>As one of those scouts who couldn't swim, it took me a long time to
>reach >first class
>but I kept at it because a couple of adults in my troop made it clear
that they wanted me to be successful and were willing to work with me any
time to pass the requirement.
An excellent point.
As I have related before, I can identify with scouts who have difficulty
with swimming. I failed the swimming test twice the first time I went to
summer camp as a leader.
But, I also can point out to them what to do about it. I took lessons
and practiced, and at my second summer camp, I completed the BSA Life
I think that the scouts I work with look at their fat, old, SM, and
decide that if he can do it, they can, too.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City