scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Fw: Re: Leader Who Breaks The Rules
Daniel E. Smith (dansher@SPRYNET.COM
Fri May 12 2000 - 19:36:16 CDT
From: "Jim Peterson"
> Darrell wrote:
> >Sorry Jim, but i think you missed the point. Putting a 5 year old on 2nd
> >to play is not the same as having him WITH his parent on a campout where
> >parent can actively supervise vs. watching the game.
> Hi Darrell, Ellers!
> I wasn't talking about him playing baseball.....I wouldn't have him
> anywhere on the hardball field doing ANYTHING during a game!....it is
> simply a fraught-with-danger environment...furthermore if the leader is
> there to LEAD SCOUTS how can s/he also be in 100% supervision of his/her
> child? S/he's EITHER doing one or doing the other.
This is developing into another confrontation between those who believe
that Scouting is totally a family organization and those who believe it is
for the purpose of teaching a boy to become a self-sufficient young man. I
have went down in flames on this issue before but it is my opinion that we
are here for the latter. When a troop is organized into a family camping
club, there is little room for the young Scout to become independent and
Scoutmaster, Troop 221 Oakwood GA
Chattahoochee District Commissioner, NEGA Council.