scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: disciplinary dilemma
H. Rice Brewer, Sr. (HRiceB@AOL.COM
Fri Jun 16 2000 - 09:20:02 CDT
In a message dated 06/16/2000 8:59:41 AM Central Daylight Time,
<< I have no doubt that "this is the type of kid that may need Scouting THE
MOST....". But at age 15 scouting may have already had the most influence
it will have. >>
While this thought may be true in the general sense. I tend to disagree. IF
the boy/man continues with his scouting career, it is me beleif that the
greatest years of influence may be ahead and not behind him. As he grows as
a person and as a father, he can be in position to show that one mistake does
not have to be a defining moment at such a young age. Opportunites for older
scouts to grow, mature and lead are almost limitless.
Yes, this young man does have an uphill battle to face. Why abandon him at
the exact time in his life when he needs the influence of older and
presumably more mature persons? I believe that would be a mistake close in
scope to the boys mistake.
Two wrongs do not make a right.
H. Rice Brewer, Sr.
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