scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Equal Opportunity
Tom Kennedy (TKENNEDY@PRODIGY.NET
Mon Mar 13 2000 - 23:08:55 CST
It is evident to me this group runs the whole gamut of interpretation of
National Policy. Do our scouts need to do exactly what the book says or can
we make changes that we feel are necessary?
In a response earlier, somebody said, the Cub Scout motto is "Do your
best". Cub Scouting is just that, trying to do something new and doing it
the best you can.
Boy Scouts, on the other hand, have set requirements that the Scout must
meet, not come close or really tried hard. I think most of the requirements
are geared at helping the Boy Scouts reach their motto, "Be Prepared".
Folks, this isn't rocket science. When the boys are young, it's ok if
you really tried hard and came up short. As the boys get older and more
mature, sometimes giving it your best is not quite enough. We are trying to
prepare these young men for the real world and the responsibility of running
our nation, communities and their families.
Nobody consulted me on the speed limit, however I must abide by it or
face fines or imprisonment for breaking the law. Same with Scouts, National
sets the policy and you either abide by it or you don't. If you don't you
are breaking the rules. What other rules do you condone breaking?