Re: Enhancing The Experience
John Tudor (tudorj@HCI.NET)
Fri, 5 Jun 1998 13:58:15 -0400
At 03:26 PM 6/3/98 -0400, Anthony Mako said:
>The biggest excuse I've heard for "enhancing the experience" is that the
>national guidelines are too vague. There's a reason for that and it's
>spelled out in the second phrase of the Scout Oath: I WILL DO MY BEST.
This reminds me very much of a discussion I had with my Coach Counselor
while I was writing my ticket at the conclusion of SR-201. He had me
re-write every one of my items to say "I will volunteer my services", or "I
will attempt to". The vagueness of those statements was explained to me
this way, "you are not trying to write a ticket that you will have a hard
time completing. It should challenge you, and make you grow, but you need
to remove any artificial barriers.
For instance one of my patrol members was going to "volunteer" to run the
Klondike Derby this year for our District. If he had said "I Will", and
they turned him down, then his ticket was busted. On the other hand by
saying "I will Volunteer my services" then he had fulfilled his ticket by
doing so. Of course he wound up running the derby, with help from myself
and another patrol member.
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