scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Fw: Order of the Arrow
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU
Thu Jun 08 2000 - 07:40:20 CDT
Well - it may be a tunnel - but while I was advisor - we regularly had
30 to 40 scouts at the chapter meetings - and I did NOT run it!
It was run BY THE YOUTH - for the YOUTh - I am not trying to tell
YOU that YOU must do anything - I am just telling you what I have
seen WORK and WORK well. My tunnel was pretty crowded - so a lot
of youth (as well as more assistant adults than we neeed) seemed
to have the SAME vision . . .
Most often if a SCOUT (youth) or adults wants to do something - he
can and will find a way. If he don't have the motivation or interrest
he will find many excuses NOT to do that thing.
Just as ALL scouts do not achive Eagle - not all scouts will find
any active or meaningful way to participate in the OA.
NO - we don't have to demand anything of our youth - and we
can get just what we then expect - nothing?
past chief, advisor, Eagle Dad - Dad of a fromer vice chief
Used to be an Owl, old and feeble staffer - and current Unit Commissioner
On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, EXT-Reed, Randall C wrote:
> I'm sorry, but that message is simply patronizing and down-right arrogant!
> Are we to expect all of our Scouts to do what your son did? Are we expected
> to demand that all of our Scouts have the same abilities or life priorities
> as your son? Why would a new AO member know anything about "local lodge
> history," for heaven's sake? And why would those other presentations be
> given in the OA chapter before they would be presented to the troop?
> Scouter-to-Scouter, Don, I think you are suffering from tunnel vision and
> need to walk a mile in some other Scouter's moccasins.