Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Fwd: Scouts missing school
Fwd: Scouts missing school
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 20:22:01 PDT
"Things" have been a little messed up lately, I don't remember who
posted this question originally, .BUT......Debi Manning has said it all
with her reply. The only thing I would like to add is,
Liking Scouting, This IS indeed a Once-In-A-Lifetime opportunity as Debi
The scouts who attend this event ARE learning--More reasons to stay with
Scouting. And Talk about your ideal Positive Role Models..Cadets who are
Eagle Scouts??? If it was moi, I would be leaping out of my skin!!! GO
FOR IT!!! And Be Sure You Take Lots of Pictures.
Memories like this don't happen all the time.
For The Boys, And Good Scouting Everywhere,
Semmee-Retired Life Scouter
"Running The 12" Since 1949 Eagle Class of '58
"Yoosta Be A Beaver"(NC-260), And A Good Ol' Bobwhite(NCCS-10)
an' a Gnarly Staffer Too!(NCCS-11)
>Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 11:19:10 -0700
>Reply-To: Debi Manning <debi_lm@YAHOO.COM>
>From: Debi Manning <debi_lm@YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: Scouts missing school
>To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
>First of all, I'm going to be real nit picky here - the event you are
>speaking about is not a Naval Academy camporee. Yes, it is held there,
>but it is not sponsored by the Naval Academy as has been implied. It
>put on and run by the Naval Academy NESA organization. It is run and
>taught by the Midshipmen who are Eagle Scouts. To me, being from the
>area, this does not mean that it is a Naval Academy event.
>As far as missing school, the midshipmen have classes that day. The
>problem is for those units who are traveling a distance. And it is
>educational. Treat it as a college evaluation. Many of these boys
>could wind up going there so why not look at it in that manner. Also,
>my feeling on classroom time being more important than "field trip"
>is completely the opposite of some that has been stated here. Kids can
>get just as much, if not more, from hands on activities such as is
>offered at the NESA weekend. It is just as educational. It is more
>by far. Haven't you ever heard of teaching someone something without
>them realizing it, maybe even while having fun. Gee, I would prefer to
>learn that way. I know I retain more that way than by sitting in a
>I say, let the school know that it's an educational trip and go for it.
>In many cases, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity.
>Troop Committee Member, Troop 339, Baltimore Area Council
>Assistant District Commissioner, Four Rivers District
>Troop Committee Member, Troop 420, National Capital Area Council
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