Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Mssrs. (was turning 18)
Re: Mssrs. (was turning 18)
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 18:45:21 -0500
There is no requirement in Scouting that adults must be addressed as "Mr."
Some units do it that way, some don't. There's no right or wrong way,
it's up to each unit. My troop doesn't, my Scouts call me Cliff.
William Hillcourt was "Green Bar Bill", Daniel Carter Beard was "Uncle
Dan", and Lord Baden-Powell was "B-P". Not a "Mr." in the group.
Baden-Powell described a Scoutmaster as an older brother leading his
younger brothers in the game of Scouting. I know I've never called my
older brother by "Mr".
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33
On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Beaver wrote:
> What is the Scouting purpose behind the requirement that a Scout address
> a male, adult leader as Mr. _____? How does a Scout address his Patrol
> Leader or Senior Patrol Leader where this is practiced?
> How did Scouts address Dan Beard? Bill Hillcourt?
> Dave Beaver
> Mud Dogs 54
> DeSoto, Kansas