scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: why young people don't join the military
Mark Arend (mwarend@INTERNETWIS.COM
Wed Nov 17 1999 - 08:33:54 CST
At 06:23 AM 11/17/99 -0700, you wrote:
> I, too, teach the citizenship merit badges, and find that 11 or 12
>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.
Oh, I don't know. With 11 or 12 year olds you're planting the seeds. At
17 or 18 you have an idea of what the harvest will be.
The younger boys do have a concept of citizenship, but it's one appropraite
to their age and maturity.
Mark W. Arend, Scoutmaster
Beaver Dam, Wisc.