Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Mssrs. (was turning 18)
Re: Mssrs. (was turning 18)
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 10:18:13 -0400
From: "Robert M. Lewis" <rlewis3@IC3.ITHACA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Mssrs. (was turning 18)
>At 22:19 4/20/99 -0500, 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?
>When I was growing up in scouts (not that long ago) we were introduced to
>the leaders as Mr. XYZ or Mrs. MNO and were expected to address them with
>that title. This was just a show of respect and also made it easier to
>tell who the adults are and who the scouts are. I have also been in troops
>since that the adults are referred to by their first name. This does not
>work as well. The scouts are less respectful, and also tend to get away
>with more. Then again that may just be the style of that troop.
This various with leaders and areas. I have no problem with the kids in my
unit (a Venturing Crew)
or the OA lodge refering me as 'Michael' or 'Mike'. As far as I'm
concerned, "Mr. Brown" is my dad.
Many of the leaders in my OA lodge are refered to by their first names.
Have never seen a problem with lack of respect.
>>How did Scouts address Dan Beard? Bill Hillcourt?
>I would exptect Mr. Beard or Mr. Hillcourt... But I don't really know.
No. It was "Uncle Dan" and "Green Bar Bill". :)
Michael R. Brown
Venturing Crew 1838