scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: going thru the motions
Bob and Rusty Taylor (brtaylor@TELEBYTE.NET
Thu Feb 10 2000 - 19:05:03 CST
we have discussed this problem before, but it has now surfaced closer to
home--not my unit, and the chairman (who is new to the job) from that unit
has asked for my suggestions in dealing with this Scout.
the boy in question just passed his Life BOR, and as best as we can figure
out, is going for Eagle only because he was told, "no wings, no wheels". he
apparently has no serious interest in SCouting other than it is a barier to
getting his driver license. I do know his history in Scouting, and the
probram was badly messed up when he was a younger Scout. that's another
my view is that a dis-interested Scout is only the symptom of a bigger
problem; somewhere, the boy (amnd I'm sure he is not the only one) has lost
interest in Scouting and it is the job of the unit leaders to figure out
what's broken, and fix it; all of which will take time.
so, what do we do for this particular Scout while the adults are fixing the
--- "If you build it, they will come."
----------- Bob Taylor Troop, 1590 Committee Chairman
(| @ @ |) Chief Seattle Council
| > | WE1-609-97 (A good old Buffalo)
" \_/ " worked my ticket and always an Eagle!
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