scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Table manners
Sarah Nunez (trinoaks@FLASH.NET
Sun Jul 02 2000 - 16:48:01 CDT
On 06/28/00, rlazell <rlazell@QED.NET> wrote:
>>But a lot of Boy Scout skills were taught in that time. Doesn't that go
>>back to the thread of teaching boys what it means to be men? Knowing
>>proper manners and social graces are an essential part of becoming the
>>kind of men I want my sons to become!
>I want my son to speak French, does that mean scouting should teach
As far as I'm concerned, proper table manners and other courtesies are
part of the Scout Law (A Scout is Courteous) and part of citizenship
training (one of the three aims of Scouting). As such, it is very much
a "Scout skill", as much as knot-tying, hiking, and camping.