Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: help with laser tag
Re: help with laser tag
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 12:13:34 -0800
>Those aren't values which SCOUTING should be teaching. Those are
>values left taught through Junior ROTC
I agree that the military aspect of these skills are not Scouting. There
are alot of field games, old and new, which teach the Scouting aspects.
I don't limit my contact with the boys to Scouting. To me, contact as
"friends" outside the troop is one of the best ways to teach the Scouting
ideals. I go to their football games, band concerts, track meets, baseball
games, plays, religious events, etc. We talk cars, science, computers,
hunting, fishing, and even girlfriends. I feel I'm a better Scoutmaster
because of these contacts. I'm a friend to all of them. (A side benefit
I've discovered is they are comfortable talking about problems with me
"because we're friends". =humor: My parents and siblings live in the area
and my scouts visit with them around town [they love stories about me to
tease me with]. They are always introduced as my freinds not as my scouts.=
The reason I bring all this up.........
>..discourage you from your unit hosting or participating in such an event
AS BOY SCOUTS.
>What you guys do on their own is between parents and guardians and the
My brother and I have about half the troop hooked on "Battletech". It's a
board game that uses military tactics. We play enmass or as small
sub-groups. It's outside Scouting, and the guys see it as a separate group.
Why not do laser-tag this way?
Robert "KooKoo Byrd" Meyers
"Aim for the sun.........you may never reach it, but you will fly higher
than if you never aimed at all."