Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Is it just me?
Re: Is it just me?
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 06:02:42 -0500
At 03:52 PM 6/9/99 -0500, you wrote:
>I just received the new Scout catalog with all of the Garfield
>merchandise in it. Although I try to be supportive of all aspects of
>Scouting I guess I just don't get it. We're putting "someone" in a Cub
>Scout uniform that exemplifies laziness, greed and being concerned
>with no one other than himself. Am I just overreacting?
I thought the same thing when I first heard about it, But
I have 3 boys ranging from 6 to 11. I don't think they percieve Garfield
as being lazy. They just think he's funny. Our family visited the Scout
Shop a few days ago and the kids were immediately drawn to the Garfield
display. We couldnt get them away from it. So it definitely gets the
attention of that age group. Except the 11 year old that is.......he was
drawn to BSA hats, socks, and Eagle display..
2 years of scouting and 12 years to go???