Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Swimming
Mon, 1 Feb 1999 21:35:21 -0600
Hello Jay, et al:
Jay wrote in response to the swimming issue and specifically with regards
to Ron's recommendations:
> Your proposed technique, and recommendation to Laura, may very well
>work. But it might not.
> Your experience and that of this Scout are different. Each of you are
> The recommendation: "Don't let him give up on himself..." related to
>Swimming could lead down an even more difficult path - his giving up on
>Scouting, and racking up a personal failure.
Okay....well, I'm gonna take some heat on this one I'll bet BUT....
I think Ron's advice was right on target. Jay, hate to disagree with you
buddy but I gotta say that unless there is a REAL physical disability
involved, I think that there are some things that EVERY scout ought to
accomplish. And swimming is one of them. A pretty good knowledge of First
Aid and emergency response is another. These are things Boy Scouts are
expected to do by folks in general. I suppose tying a bowline is another.
Oh boy....here we go!
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