Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Turning 18
Re: Turning 18
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 21:00:48 -0700
>I think it is sad that some (how many?) young men finally have the
>opportunity to lead the troop when they turn 18 and become adults in
>eyes of the BSA. <sigh> I would say that this is probably
>in adult led troops.
I would agree wholeheartedly with this statement, as I became an
adult under the opposite circumstance, and was instantly accepted as
an adult member of the leadership.
It has been commonplace for our 18 year olds (who aren't going off to
school in 'far away places') to be registered as ASM. The latest of
these graduates was with the troop on our 4 day canoeing trip in
February and was a very valuable and respected asset and leader on
the trip. He is also our 'New Scout' ASM.
It would be foolish indeed for a troop to ingnore this most valuable
asset just because 18 is a lower number than say, 45.
Jim Lohmann, Scoutmaster - Troop 295
Desert Pacific Council, San Diego CA
"No matter where you go, there you are."