Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Is it just me? revisited
Re: Is it just me? revisited
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 11:39:21 -0500
I amazed at the response I've received so far. Most have agreed with
my initial post, some thought I was overreacting and several have
posted thoughtful messages showing another perspective. That's what
makes this list great!
This morning after a good night's sleep (Day Camp really wipes you
out!) I showed my oldest ( a Webelos II) the catalog and asked him
what he thought. His reply was "Cool" and "It makes me feel good to be
a Cub Scout." When asked why he said "Because Garfield is a cool
character and funny".
I still wish we could have gotten a more appropriate character to use
for Scouting but I suppose if we can use Garfield as a hook to get the
boy's attention then it will give us a chance to sell the real program
(character, citizenship, values, etc.) to the parents to get them to
sign on the dotted line.
In the long run I guess what's important is providing the best program
we can while having the most fun we can.
WDL/CM Pack 3493/ Overland Park, KS
Santa Fe Trail District;/Heart of America Council
"Because too much fun is never enough!"