scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: CS/BS Training and Webelos - "The Continuum"
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Fri Nov 26 1999 - 15:37:48 CST
On Fri, 26 Nov 1999, Daniel D. Hammond, Sr wrote:
> Flexibility. Innovation. Creativity. I believe that these
> are the keys to getting more and more Scouters to understand
> "the Continuum."
KISS: I've never seen a really good reason to tell a man how to build a
clock when all he needs to know is how long 'til the next train.
Other than the intangible networking bennies, what _exactly_ is wrong
with a one-pager in 10 or 12 pt TNR that spells out the POINT of Wolf,
Bear, or Weebs and how it is supposed to prepare the boys for the next
phase and contribute to individual growth? The last sentence on the
page could easily be "If you're interested in more detail, please call
[insert name of training coordinator] at [his phone ##]." (or, Ask me
for the Video)
A continuum is frequently something appreciated in retrospect (actually,
it is generally only *seen* in retrospect because you can't tell from the
beginning that it _is_ a continuum not a stairstep).