Monday, September 19, 2011

Yes, all of them.

Here is a link to a heartbreaking story and dramatic (not to mention infuriating) illustration about why knowing the rules is actually important.  We need to know the rules and procedures. We owe it to the boys we serve to know what we're doing, so that a situation like this doesn't happen. Ever. We also have to be able to speak authoritatively about the consequences of certain (in)actions.  There is no excuse for this situation having gotten to the point it did, not with all the resources available.  It's symptomatic of voluntoldusdontgivadamitis.  Also, it's symptomatic of the If-You-Don't-Get-Your-Eagle-You're-An-Inferior-Mormon mentality we often see.

Broken Eagle

On a related note, over at Scoutmaster CG's podcast and blog, Clarke discusses and posts a list from Scouts Australia on How (not) to Kill a Scout Troop.

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