scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Differences of Opinion in a Scouting Household
Joseph Kozely (joekozely@HOME.COM
Sat Nov 27 1999 - 06:58:42 CST
On your point about the Pinewood -- my district does it the way you
(Jessica) describe. From my point of view, this way helps to diminish
the competitiveness at least a little. I would not mind abandoning the
district races entirely, but I am in a very small minority in that view
so the races go on. I don't think that the racing should be the point
at all, but rather that a boy and an important adult (a/k/a Dad, in the
traditional two parent family) build a car together. The race is
secondary, and the more eliminations, etc., the more the main point gets
As to discussions within the household -- I raised my son as a single
father. He's in college now. So I have plenty of discussions about
Scouting with my Scouting friends, not hardly any at home.
Thank you, Jessica and Mike, for your contributions to Scouting and to
Detroit Area Council
Jessica Walton wrote:
> This list produces many, MANY thought-provoking discussions . . .
> For example, in speaking of the Pinewood Derby annual event. In my opinion, it would be more effective for each> troop to have a competition, then pull the winners together . . .