scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: "New Scout" PWD class (& more Webelos/New Scout Thoughts)
Wed Mar 08 2000 - 23:04:09 CST
> From: Bruce <bhc54@YAHOO.COM>
> Subject: Re: "New Scout" PWD class (& more Webelos/New Scout Thoughts)
> ALL HAIL AUNTIE BEANS!
> The simple, yet profound logic in her statement
> has eluded all (or at least most) of us.
I too usually find Auntie Beans exactly on target BUT...
> Auntie Beans was RIGHT ON when she keyboarded:
...she missed this time.
> > No, no, and no. PWD is for CUB SCOUTS. if you are a Boys
> > Socut, you are not a Cub Scout anymore.
> > Sounds like another one of those entitlement things---
> > you know, "I should be able to participate because I WANT
> > to." Sounds like the adults need to communicate some
> > more appropriate values to these Scouts.
Our Pack includes siblings, mothers, fathers, grandparents,
etc., as legitimate participants in our PWD. It's PWD, not
earning another activity pin, or the AoL, etc. (We throw them
in the sibling pool, or perhaps their own pool if their is enough.)
(Now if she was talking about these Boy Scouts competing
directly against current Webelos Scouts for a Cub Scout
' trophy ' or whatever, that we would agree is wrong.)
> Let Cub Scouts be the family-oriented program it is
> designed to be.
Which supports the idea of letting a just-bridged Webelos
Scout finish his involvement with his Pack in a
> I think we do our sons (and daughters) a great disservice
> by trying to run ahead of them and removing all the rocks
> and filling in the pot-holes on the road of their lives.
Great metaphor (or whatever that word is), Bruce
> They need to learn to recognize and deal with those.
> We will not be around forever to clear their paths. If
> they don't learn at an early age, they won't know how when
> they are older. The large number of spoiled, self-centered
> twenty- and thiry-somethings bears witness to this.
Pack # 40 // Troop # 42
Des Moines, Iowa