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    • Quite true.  I am hoping to bring some skill instruction to gathering time on Roundtable nights.  I was working with Cubmasters and Webelos Den Leaders last week, and while talking about how a Den Chief can be a big asset asked how many of them could tie a bowline or taught line hitch - 3 hands out of 15.  That shows later when these scouts cross over and we have to start from scratch with some of them.
    • I agree with you that balance and not putting advancement as the most important thing is the ideal scenario.  Advancement and uniforms are, sadly, the most visible thing to parents who are not in the program, and often all they fixate on.  When the adults begin to bow to that,  then it becomes the troops focus, and the outdoor program does indeed become less about adventure, and more of a grind than fun.   Advancement on a scouts terms is fine- I don't have a problem with a young teen becoming Eagle, if indeed a) they did the work for themselves the same as a 17 1/2 year old would, b) they recognize Eagle isn't an end game, and their purpose now is to give back and mentor the next crop of Eagles, and c) they had fun on the journey, and want to continue to have fun.    Most kids who drop out of Scouting will say it was because they were not having fun.  And, probe them, you will find it is because the program they were in was doing the same things over and over.  That isn't very adventurous, if you just follow the script from last year, or the year before.  It makes Scouting "workmanlike", and if it is workmanlike, they would rather be off doing something else.     
    • You are not a poor instructor. The FAA found in their research that Aviation GPS manufacturers needed to develop some commonality in their user interfaces so pilots didn't have to relearn a system every time they jumped into a different airplanes. Most pilots rent airplanes, so flying a different airplane each flight is not unusual.  Barry
    • All that sounds great, but what's really got some of our boys fired up is the promise of being able to ride the air boats. Noise and power and all that... We're really excited about coming out to Swamp Base. We do have a former scoutmaster who refuses to go anywhere where there's alligators, but I reassured him, telling him that the alligators haven't eaten very many scouters so far this year. See y'all in a few weeks.
    • I can see why you think that. But, I believe I'm being fair that there is a lot of woman bolstering in our culture these days. My point is a lot of adults want the girls program to be successful, and they are pushing the girl units a differently than boy units to generate that success at the expense of the boys.  It's the nature of adults. Most districts see adult driven agendas for one reason or another all the time. But, adding girls to a national program brings out a national commonality for adults wanting to prove the success of girl units. We already see it in the press. And as I said before, one local paper had a cartoon that said "now the girls aren't treated as underclass anymore." My response to that cartoon was wondering how the GSUSA leadership feel about being consider underclass, or are they treating boys as underclass. Barry
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