Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: No subject given
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Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:41:30 -0600
>Personally, I'd ban the stuff, but as a new scoutmaster I have plenty of other
fires to fight >so I haven't tackled this one yet.
Your working to hard. Let your PLC set the guidelines. Last year this all came
to a head when we found a couple of Patrols drinking cokes at every meal and
empty cans in camp. We had been looking for an excuse and it came. As the new
Scoutmaster, I pointed out that I was personally responsible for the Scouts
health. I needed the PLCs help to help me because to many cokes are bad for our
health. I also pointed out the fitness aim in the Three Aims of Scouting and
explain that they are responsible for working towards those aims. I then pointed
out that the litter is a real problem and we need to teach the Scouts to take
care of that as well. I may have given some hints but the PLC banned cokes for
three months with further review at the end of three months. As of now, the PLC
allows cokes at one meal only. Most of the time when I present the PLC with the
facts and their responsibilities for the program, they come through. Not all the
time but you would be surprised how hard they work when they see the whole
picture and feel their actions make a difference.
Have a great week.