Re: GPS Accuracy
James H. Moss (JHMoss@LAWYERNET.COM)
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 15:11:07 -0600
I say anything to a venture crew, as long as my car is running, the door is
open and I have a head start.
I understand the GPS and have one. I wonder if (and this is pure
speculation only) we are reinforcing wrong ideas in kids who come to rely on
others to follow up and cover for them.
By carrying the phone an calling for help, have we eliminated the idea of
being prepared, taking care of yourself and planning ahead.
The cell phone came in handy when one of the
Venturers told me (10 miles into the trip) that she had pink-eye, and had
had it for two days, and didn't say anything because she wanted to make
sure she was allowed by her parents to go on the trip. We arranged for
the delivery of an appropriate medication, at our lunch stop
I maybe off base on this one, and one of the reasons why I love this group
is they will let you know, but when/how do we teach people to really be
prepared. The adult leader in this case was prepared. But the youth was
not and did not learn to be prepared. What was learned was if you carry a
phone, you can rely on someone else to save your butt.
Possibly/probably/maybe I am wrong, Nawwwww.
Yours in Scouting
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