scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: "New Scout" PWD class
Joe Wollet (JoeWollet@AOL.COM
Thu Mar 09 2000 - 22:25:06 CST
In a message dated 3/9/00 11:19:23 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< We are talking about 10 1/2 to 11 year olds here.
High school is around the corner. Instead of making young adults out of
kids, lets teach them to enjoy childhood for a couple more years. >>
Amen! These guys are "tween-agers" -- they're getting a little old for some
of their toys, but they're not quite in adolescence yet either. They may
still think mom and dad are the greatest, but their friends make fun of them
if they're caught walking with mom and dad at the mall (heaven forbid they're
seen trying on clothes!!!). It's a difficult transition for a lot of them.
Let's give them encouragement and save our clear-cut,
black-and-white-but-no-gray rules for things that REALLY matter, like choices
regarding drugs and alcohol. If the pack wants to let them race, let them