scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Mentoring Young Men
Bill Nelson (bnelson45@HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 12 2000 - 12:02:53 CDT
On Mon, 12 Jun 2000 11:39:59 -0600, Jim Peterson <kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU> wrote:
>I've been reading with some interest all the talk about men vs women
>mentoring young men. ...
>Frankly, I'm convinced that organizations like scouting, OA, Mic-O-Say came
>forward partly to fill this ever-widening gap between old men, adult men,
>young men and boys. It is one place where boys observe men being
>men....where they learn how men are supposed to act. Can women teach this?
>Well, maybe some and maybe somewhat. Can they fill the void and ease the
>longing? I don't think they can fill that void completely and the longing
>will not abate.
>Oh boy....I know I'm in for it!
A lot of the mothers of my Scouts have expressed similar views to me.