Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: Council Communications - Back to Pro Bashing?
Re: Council Communications - Back to Pro Bashing?
Wed, 8 Sep 1999 01:23:37 -0500
Short answer, eh? That's not normally my long suit.
What does Scouting offer that is unique?
The chance for a young man to actually run something and be a leader. The
whole rest of his life, other people are in charge. At home it's Mom and
Dad, at School it's the teacher, in sports it's the coach.
There are many other benefits to the Scouting program, like learning
teamwork, citizenship, outdoor skills, and developing the habit of
community service. These can all be found other places, like church youth
groups or sports teams, or they can be accomplished without the aid of a
What makes Scouting unique, is that it puts all of these together into a
coherent, proven program.
At 08:00 AM 9/7/99 -0500, Steve Hoar wrote:
>At 04:42 AM 9/4/99 , you wrote:
>to do our job...which is to maintain the
> >Scouting program for future (as yet unborn) members.
>Question; What does scouting offer that makes it worthwhile to
>maintain for future members?
>If someone were to ask you this in public, what would your answer be?
>Keep it short as most folks don't want to stand and listen to a
>long tome. Can you anwer this in 3 or 4 sentences? Try it.
BSA Troop 94
Viking Council, Northern Lights District
Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA
"I used to be an Owl" C-23-99