scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: JLT Accident
Tue Apr 11 2000 - 13:59:09 CDT
I would hope that folks would have taken some time to stop by and visit
Project Adventure's web site at www.pa.org by now to read about what have to
say concerning the value of initiative games and challenge courses. Folks,
the Trust Fall works, but it, like many other of the initiative games,
requires a level of training on the part of the instructor, plus a level of
commitment on the part of the participants. Commitment, values, trust,
challenge and team work are all parts of the initiative game concept. Let's
not throw out initiative games because someone screwed up. Let's acknowledge
the value that challenge activities can play in the life of our youth.
By the way, I talked to several of the scouts that attended the last World
Jamboree. The US scouts had to sit on the sidelines and watch the scouts
from the rest of the world participate in activities that were not permitted
for US scouts because they were deemed too risky. Sad state of affairs.
Advisor, Crew 1519