scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Lack of Scouting influence ??
Mon May 01 2000 - 21:10:18 CDT
Alan Houser wrote:
> . . . I think many of us as adult leaders may have a
> guilty hand in this if we focus on the goal of Eagle and not on
> the goal of life.
Whenever I help with a Scoutmastership FUNdamentals Course, I always try
to remember to tell the participants (and remind myself at the same
time) that "Earn Eagle Scout" is NOT one of the aims of Scouting! Its
only partially the methods of Scouting. And that you can be a
successful Scout leader and not have one boy become an Eagle Scout.
Yes, it would be great if every boy that joined Boy Scouts became an
Eagle But its also great that they did join, and hopefully will carry
something away from Scouting that makes them a bit better for having
Yours in Scouting
District Commissioner - Sioux District
Alamo Area Council
Used to be an Owl }8> . . . Always an Eagle!