scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Sir Names?
Daniel E. Smith (dansher@SPRYNET.COM
Tue Apr 11 2000 - 17:37:59 CDT
> Here's a thought. I call the boys by their last names half the time. Not
> "Hey Smith, get over here", but "Mr. Smith." Mostly its cause I have
> forgotten their first names, but I expect them to address me in a similar
> manner (but do not get upset if they do not).
In my troop, some boys call me Mr. Smith while others call me Dan. I have
no preference but stress that whatever they choose to call me be said with
respect. Respect is a two-way street though and like John, I many times
address them as Mr. Jones or if not by their first name. And like John, the
Mr. is sometimes simply due to the fact that I do not recall their first
names at that time. Old Scouters sometimes have memory lapses or at least
this one does!
Scoutmaster, Troop 221, Oakwood GA
Chattahoochee District Commissioner, NEGA Council