Re: Academic Performance and Scouting.
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 22 Dec 1997 10:38:06 -0500
On Mon, 22 Dec 1997, Steve Hoar wrote:
> Scouting is not like a treat to be passed out for doing good in school or
> around the house. It is a place where the young man learns the tools and
> skills he will need to do well in school, home, the community, and the rest
> of his life.
While this is very reasonable, from what I've seen, young men tend to
focus exclusively on ONE object/thing at a time. This one will obsess
over making a 100% on every paper; that one will obsess over his parttime
job; another will obsess over church; another over Scouts. They appear
to believe that doing VERY well in any one relieves them of the need to
function in the others.
At least the grade requirement shows them that life is (if I may say so)
IMO YMMV etc
Cheryl, in Maryland
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City