scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: IM being taken away
Jim Beyer (kb9ngi@YAHOO.COM
Tue Feb 08 2000 - 14:29:21 CST
In re: the AOL FM hoax, Joel wrote ".. it doesn't have
anything to do with Scouting.."
I have been sitting here thinking about that. Every few
days it seems to me, we see either the AOL hoax, the 602P
hoax or some other fake allam message posted here. Most of
us are Scouters.
Lord Baden-Powell said that he wanted to add one more item
to the Scout law but could not find a positive way to say
"A Scout is not a fool." I suggest, "A Scout/er checks
out rumors" might be one way.
I understand that we do not all have the same technical
resources ( I attempt to make a living in MIS ) but there
is little knowlege needed to do a bit of critical
thinking. For that matter no knowlege is needed to simply
check the radio. If somethink like the AOL FM hoax was
real, you can bet it would make the news!
I do not mean to denegrate any particullar victum of a
hoax, this sort of thing happens.
It seems to me that we as Scouters in particullar need to
ask if there is a lesson to be learned. Helping young boys
become men includes helping them develop critical thinking
skills, or so I think.
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