scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Involvement in Scouting a MISTAKE?
Mon Feb 07 2000 - 16:19:27 CST
On the printed page ( or screen ) it is easy to see how bad the
word "mistake" looks.
What you can't see though is the pride that many of us show in our
voices or the look in our eyes as we describe the "mistake" that
we made years before.
Believe me, no one perceives even a 'nano-hint' of some awful truth
when I talk about that "first mistake" that I made !!!
Even when the word sounds negative, they can see and feel the
positive joy and pride behind it !!!
T. W. Hess
Des Moines, Iowa
> From: BMayhew65@AOL.COM
> Subject: Involvement in Scouting a MISTAKE?
> >From a previous post...
> "I made my first mistake and I said I'd help. "
> "Then he mentioned that he had an 'immediate opening.' Second
> Folks, I'm curious...I've heard/seen other Scouters refer to their
> involvements in Scouting as their "first and/or second mistake". Is that
> really how you feel? Why? Is this what you are telling your friends and
> their sons? Even in jest, some people will perceive a hint of truth to
> words. It seems that those of us who do this are sabotaging our own
> organization. If you really feel this way, I would be interested in
> about what's keeping you involved.
> I encourage you to be incredibly positive about your experiences in
> when sharing with friends...you might recruit yourself a new Den Leader,
> Assistant Cub/Scoutmaster, or even Commissioner!