Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: salute
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 20:16:06 -0500
regarding saluting, it is a sign of MUTUAL respect. In the military, an
officer is epxected to salute an enlisted man or woman when the officer
The great marine general, Chesty PUller, once came upon a lieutenant
standing in front of a private, who was saluting him repeatedly. PUller
asked what was going on, and the lieutenant explained that the private
had failed to salute him, so the lieutenant was making theprivate salute
him 100 times to make sure he learned the lesson. Puller said that was
fine, but instructed the lieutenant to return each salute during the rest
of the lesson.
I realize BSA isn't the military, but I certainly respect the scouts in
my troop, and any scout who salutes me will get a salute in return!
Let me also take this oportunity to say hello to my old frilend and
comrade from the NCAC, Bob Jacober. Good to see you posting here, Bob.
GW district is no more, alas--we're now split in three. Patriot (western
section), Old Dopminion (central) and Colonial l(eastern). Hope things
are going well for you!!! Keep in touch.
Peter Farnham (and a good old Beaver, Too)
SM, Troop 113
Colonial District, NCAC