Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Swimming
Peter C Kafer
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 20:46:30 -0600
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.=20
Amen! I was one of those boys who absolutely feared the water. I =
didn't learn to swim until I was 14. It was sort of under circumstances =
similar to "between the devil and the deep blue sea" and I chose the =
sea. I love to swim and I'm now 55.
My son had similar experiences except that he wanted to pass the =
requirements for 2nd and 1st class ranks and overcame his fear. He has =
been lifeguard at summer camp for the past 2 years.
Swimming is one of those basic and essential skills that we should =
expect from anyone who is an Eagle Scout.
SM T747 Glasgow, KY=09
. . .and a good ole Fox, too!