scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Philmont , and, At-Home-Alone
Anthony Hitchings (AHitchi@BART.GOV
Fri Mar 31 2000 - 17:23:40 CST
Thanks for your responses
In general - the response to my question on "was Philmont worth it" was
favorable, but far from unanimously. It appears (no surprise) that you
get out of it what you put into it, and planning ahead helps !
Tony Hitchings ASM T42 San Mateo
P.S. Think twice before leaving your teen at home alone. My son had
been fine several times, including a week long stint (he was in life
guard training). Then while we are in Canada for a few days he gets
into realtively minor mischief with another scout in the wee small
hours, and gets 2 years informal probabtion! One silly dumb teenage
incident, and his life was changed since he was over 18 - i.e., an adult
in the eyes of the law. Since consequences change so drastically at the
18th birthday, our society should have a mandatory coming of age ritual!
He has opined, and I agree, that an Eagle court of honor is no longer
an option, since he has compromised his integrity. I have to admits
that hurts a bit, but then life's that way sometimes.