scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Differences of Opinion in a Scouting Household
Laura Lyster (bufflo@JUNO.COM
Sat Nov 27 1999 - 09:27:36 CST
In the early years of my involvement in Scouting with my husband at that
time, (divorced 3 years ago), we would pretty much agree on Scouting
issues. In fact we worked quite well as a team. Six years ago I became
employed by the local council and I think at that time our views began to
change. Tho we were both aware of how things were done at the "Council
office", I was exposed to that which goes on behind the scenes.
I miss being part of a couple in Scouting. Regardless of beliefs - it's
a great way to gain new ideas. It used to be if one of us had an idea,
the other would see ways to make it even better and we would work
together to gain the best. Fortunately I still have Scouting friends
locally, and nationally that I can have those discussions! Bless you
both for all you do in Scouting! And I am very thankful for my many
friends in Scouting on this list and those I've met throughout the US!
In regards to a pinewood derby run for any boy or as a district final
competition based on qualifying cars from each pack - both have their
merits. In Pathfinder District in Southwest Michigan Council, each of
the packs have their own pinewood derby. But then during Scouting
Anniversary week we (the district) host a district, non competitive,
derby. Several tracks are set up at a local mall, boys are invited to
bring their cars and race them in heats of 4-6. Each participant
receives a ribbon and the winners receive stars to place on their ribbon.
The boys can race their cars as many times as they like. This is a very
popular event. There seems to be too much competition in the lives of
youth these days. This event provides fun! A key element in Cub
Scouting. No one in the district really has objected to this purely for
fun event! Just my .02 worth!
EC-CS-19 buffalo C-30L-97 fox C-CS-7 Eagle den counselor
Pathfinder District Cub Training Chair
Assistant Council Commissioner of Roundtable