Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Laser Tag
Re: Laser Tag
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 10:28:46 -0600
Rich is quite right, as far as he goes. Your approval will depend on you and
the person whose signature you want.
Ask yourself some questions about what this activity does. In what way does it
promote or advance the ideals of Scouting? Under which of the Methods does it
fall? Is it worthwhile in light of the objective to instill character and build
good citizens? If so, how?
When you can present a sound explanation of how laser tag fits into and advances
the Ideals and the Scouting program, then approach your SE. If you can't do
this, find a different activity that will meet these tests.
And, Rich said, YMMV.
"R.F. Locke" wrote:
> Robert Johnson wrote:
> > My question is, does the same statement in "The Guide to
> > Safe Scouting" apply to Laser Tag?? There are no flying
> > projectiles or anything. Last December, my troop was
> > getting ready for our annual trip to play Laser Tag (it was
> > our third year in a row.) When I took the tour permit to
> > council, they would not approve it, b/c our executive was
> > not allowing Laser Tag, and was using the Paint Ball
> > statement in the guide to safe scouting as his reasoning.
> > Can anyone help?? I know the last word rests with the
> > Scout Executive, but has anyone else had any experience
> > with this?? Any ideas on how to change his mind??
> I think you have the right idea - there are no projectiles,paint,dye or
> the like being shot at anyone.
> No idea on how to change your SE's mind but, our Post used to go every
> year with an approved tour permit. It sounds like he's making a value
> judgenment based on personal prejudices. If you tell him " I found out
> on the Internet about another Scout group that got their permit
> approved..." you're only likely to p*ss him off:~)
> Since every council is its own fiefdom, YMMV and obviously does.
> Rich Locke
> Adviser (ex)Post 486
> Williamsburg, VA
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