Are All Troops Full of Special Scouts?
Murphy Peter (MurphyP@TCE.COM)
Wed, 3 Jun 1998 14:01:00 -0500
One of our ASM and I got talking about how it seems that everyone
of the Scouts in our troop are special in their own way. There are those
with physical or medical conditions such as Tourette Syndrome,
Cerebral Palsy, and ITP. There are a significant percentage who are
straight A students. Chess is almost as popular as Capture the Flag.
There are several gifted athletes. There are several with learning
disabilities such as Dyslexia. Some are popular in school but several
definitely seem to be misfits who are shunned by their classmates.
We got to wondering if any random group of 30 boys would have this
many special attributes. Or does Scouting attract this kind of group?
Certainly those who are considered misfits by their peers at school
find a friendly place in the troop where they can excel if they choose.
The challenges of Scouting and the rapid advancement by some
of these guys have been a real ego boost for 'em.
So I'm just curious. Are all troops like this one?
Peter M. Murphy :: firstname.lastname@example.org
SM T125, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
Carmel, Indiana :: Del-Mi District, Crossroads of America Council
Life is short, pray hard.
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