Some thoughts for CzarCasm....
J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 06:26:48 -0600
CzarCasm <stanleyb@CRL.COM> wrote:
Subject: What National should really be looking at!
>Art, Scholarship, Music, Coin Collecting, Collections, Computers, Model
>Design, Law, Drafting.. etc etc....
I have the 2nd, 3rd and 4th above - the rest (except Art) were not available
>With a selection from this group, and there are others, A scout could
>achieve the rank of Eagle without ever having taken Pioneering,
>Orienteering, Wilderness Survivial, Fish and Wildlife... or any of the
>other badges that makes a scout different from any average High School
I have most of the outdoor ones, too (that were available in 1943). My sons
and grandsons have those above - Pioneering is required in our family. I
hope they get some of the first mentioned ones, too.
>It seems to me that aside for the 20 nights of camping.... A successful
>Scout can not be differentiated from almost any other moderately involved
>youth in today's society.
I don't disagree with what you said but I have a slightly different
perspective. I EXPECT my sons and grandsons to be well-rounded - have some
slight skill in many areas. While my oldest son cooked frog legs and built a
waterproof shelter in Wilderness Survival, and started a fire using bow and
drill, stamp, coin, computer and genealogy experience may help to earn an
income and will certainly be excellent hobbies for retirement. As an
afterthought he does live in town - not the jungle. 8-) And, I prefer the
Scout brand of Citizenship to that taught in many schools nowadays.
I do see your point and I agree with the basic direction. But I think we
should be able to wear a loincloth and tuxedo equally well.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City