Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Boy Ran or Ran Over?
Re: Boy Ran or Ran Over?
James H. Moss
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 10:43:43 -0700
I always looked at my job as gutters in a bowling alley. I was there to
catch they group when they went to far off course. Better description would
be the moveable rails on go cart tracks. Give and gently shove back the
right direction. For general direction I tried to keep asking questions
until the light bulb goes on. (Although I have had some long dark days.)
Every Scout not leaders can make decisions based on the Scout Oath and Law.
Here again, you just have to keep asking questions. I always feel that when
you help the youth open the door to knowledge, they learn quicker and longer
then when you lead them down the path.
Maybe the best analogy would be herding cats. No use yelling and screaming
they just stare at you. No use putting a leash on them, with or without a
leash they ignore you. Just attempt at helping them go the right direction.
When catnip appears around the corner, put up a higher wall and talk allot.