Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Was Need Advice
Re: Was Need Advice
Mon, 1 Feb 1999 13:51:28 -0600
Michael Derleth wrote:
> > > the Scoutmaster is more like a Drill Instructor...
> > >the Rifle class was a nightmare.
> > >The Scoutmaster said there would be no women allowed on campouts
> The ideas cited above, are unfortunately for all, still promulgated by a smallbut
> annoyingly group of Scouters still in the organization. They forget that
> the goal of Scouts is not the forwarding of their own agenda, or the creation
> of a personality cult to worship their learned ideas on "the way it's done", but
> to improve the life of a boy.
> I find myself redoubling my efforts to be the best kind of leader, every time I'm
> reminded of these "old crusty" attitudes. Should anyone hear of this kind of
> behavior, my goal would be for them to say "Can't be. I know Mr. Derleth's
> troop . . . ."
Thanks...I hope when I am a Scoutmaster years down the line I can do the