Re: Embarassed to wear the Scout Uniform? (was: Re: Boy Scout
Lawrence E. Faust (lfaust@ATLANTIC.NET)
Thu, 9 Apr 1998 09:03:50 -0400
>Two ideas here grabbed me as perhaps something that is associated with
>that many among today's youth don't seem to find cool:
><< self-sufficiency, taking responsibility, >>
>As a youth and as an adult, I take great pride in being able to claim both
>the above. The whole "slacker" attitude of the past ten years or more,
>however, seems to value just the opposite.
>I'm not saying we should mirror that in order to be "cool", just that NOT
>being perceived as cool is not always a bad thing.
Self-sufficiency and taking responsibility are traits which I agree are
sadly lacking in today's youth. I was and am proud to have those values and
that Scouting taught them to me. I have worn and still do wear the uniform
proudly in public. The uniform is one of the methods of Scouting, after all.
I'm beginning to regret that I ever posted my ruminations online- I'm
NOT arguing for being "cool" & the buying into the whole "slacker" mind set.
All I'm saying is that if we could get non-Scout high school kids to be more
accepting of the uniform, they would stand a better chance of being exposed
to what Scouting has to offer. That's all, nothing more.
Scouting is a way of life,
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