Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: no Pro Bashing-going back to work
Re: no Pro Bashing-going back to work
Thu, 9 Sep 1999 10:37:30 EDT
I pretty much agree with Roman Smith's comments regarding the future of
Scouting and the roles that each of us must play. I do differ, however, in
terms of the value of professionals. It would be great if they held the same
idealism as the volunteers, but 25 years as an adult Scouter have shown me
that for the most part this is not the case. In fact, in all that time, the
number of professionals who have earned my respect is a number I can count on
the fingers of one hand.
Nevertheless we can forge onward, providing a positive experience for the
youth we are charged with serving, all the while understanding that each of
us has our role to play in the success of Scouting. Success is not measured
in numbers, but rather in building tomorrows leaders be it one at a time or a
million in one shot. If any of us has made a positive difference in the life
of a boy, then our program is successful!
Professionals have their own agenda which may be supportive or may be at
cross-purposes with your own. If they are supportive, great; if they are not,
then just ignore them and continue to do what is right!
Scoutmaster, Troop 125
Mount Vernon, WA