scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: why young people don't join the military
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Wed Nov 17 1999 - 08:00:58 CST
On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, Rik Bergethon wrote:
> war. During W.W.II, letters home were censored. During Viet Nam, CBS,
> NBC, etc. broadcast those letters home, uncensored.
> I, too, teach the citizenship merit badges, and find that 11 or 12 year
> olds, don't have any concept of citizenship. Maybe we should reserve
> those MB's for 17 and 18 year olds, where they might have a better
> chance of understanding them.
It's possible too that it should be brought up sooner ... back about 1st
grade, maybe earlier. Start with the little things: a good dobie is a
good citizen; a good dobie doesn't drop trash on the streets. And build
from there. Might not work any better than the current system, but it
can't be much worse. Or can it?