Re: Remember Scouting is a Safe Haven...
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@USSCOUTS.ORG)
Tue, 11 Aug 1998 23:04:40 -0400
Subjects like this one and others that come up for discussion often
cause some lively debate with a range of opinions and thoughts on who
things should be done or what the best solution is to a problem. Many
times we see a best solution because of our personality, experience,
knowledge, etc. that is maybe different from another Scouter's view.
In reading the many postings of late I see merit in many postings, many
good ideas, and some soul-searching as folks struggle with tough
questions. Sometimes there are a lot of right answers, different ones
for different people based on what they can do, what they are willing to
do, what they know, and what their experience is.
Dealing with a "tough case" kid can be really demanding. Some Scouters
are going to be able to take on the extra burden, others may not be able
to do it and still serve the rest of the Scouts well. There are no easy
single right answers that work universally for everyone.
I guess what I'm saying is that we should do our best to understand that
we all may have different limits and capabilities when it comes to how
we Scoutmaster a Troop. Let's not be too hard on each other or too
critical of individuals. We have so much more to gain from sharing
ideas and learning from each other's experiences.
Michael F. Bowman --- Professor Beaver NE-CS-41
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit
from Alexandria, Virginia - firstname.lastname@example.org
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