Change is the Only Constant in Scouting… and Life

June 6, 2012

The Sioux Council got a good fluff piece on the local tv news today. Their angle is the tired old trope that the world is passing us by. Oh, poor Boy Scouts:

Now some changes are in store to keep the organization relevant.

In an effort to get more boys interested in being scouts again, the Boy Scouts of America are introducing a number of new things to entice all types of kids.

While I’m all for keeping up to date, I’m not sold on the idea that we have to change Scouting. The reason I, myself, am involved in Scouting is because of our unchanging ideals. What we change is how we deliver Scouting. It’s the process, not the principles.

Change is the only constant in the world.  That’s true in life, and in Scouting.  Yet we must be careful that we don’t confuse why we are Scouts, with how we do Scouting.

And as always, Do Your Best.

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p.s. I thought our Council Exec did a great job in the interview.

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