Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Turning 18
Re: Turning 18
Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:38:39 EDT
I found when I turned 18 the same happened to me. The Troop Commitee
and Troop still don't recognize me as an adult. Im active in the Troop and
all the boys still call me by my first name, which I have no problem with.
However, it is common to call your elders by Mr. or Mrs.
I honestly believe it is because I'm just 19 and still active in the
OA Lodge as an LEC member and as a Camp Staff member at camp. I'm the Vice
President of Program of the Venturing Crew that I'm in and am considered a
youth in that aspect of the program. I think it does have something to do
with your age.
Maybe its hard for the older leaders to recognize me as an adult when
I'm so active in other parts of Scouting that still consider me a youth
member. I honestly don't see where they are coming from. I believe I make
wise and well thought out descsions. I believe I'm a role model for the
younger members of my troop and the OA Lodge. I'm registered primarly in my
Venturing Crew 2147 but am an Assistant Scoutmaster in my troop and many
don't even realize that I;m in that postion, they still call me by my first
name Matt. I guess thats all I'll ever be to them.
Right now I'm in a delima on whether or not to stay active in the
troop because of this, but no matter what happens I will stay actvie in the
OA Lodge and in my Crew. But, I do want to let you all know that this does
happen to others the age of 18-21.