Re: Webelos Traveler activity pin
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Mon, 8 Jun 1998 12:30:45 -0500
On Fri, 5 Jun 1998 21:50:31 -0700 Robert Scott Jr. said:
>One of the requirements listed for the Traveler activity is:
> With your parents or guardian, take a trip to someplace that interests
>you. Go by bus, boat, train, or plane.
>Parents questioned me about the practacality of this. Some never use any
>other mode than automobile. Considering some of the other outdated
>things I've seen in the previous years books (i.e. Wolf and Bear), I
>wonder if this is in itself outdated. Anyone out there have any
>comments? Have you come up with any ideas to fulfill this requirement?
I don't think this requirement is outdated at all. I believe the intent
of this requirement is to introduce the scout to another means of
transportation than the automobile. Seems to me that becoming familiar
--even if only once--with public transportation is valuable. We don't
have much in the way of public transportation in our community. But,
there are larger cities nearby. We've driven to the ourskirts and
taken a city bus to a point of interest, spent a couple of hours there
and returned to our car. It was great fun and we didn't have to look
for a parking place.
Note that the requirement doesn't call for a major trip, only a trip to
someplace that interests you. This could be a park, a museum, a zoo, etc.
It doesn't have to be a long way or expensive. KISMIF!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City