Some aspects of the Scouting game look like flaws…
… but they are features we must not alter. Games restrict or constrain play through rules, the laws of physics, or human limitations and Scouting is no exception.
We Scouters often expend lot of effort trying to fix things that don’t need to be fixed, or smooth over things that are intentionally challenging.
When you get to know the game, the dynamics, and understand the field of play things become clearer and you become a better coach. The Scouting game is complex, fascinating, and multi-layered but anyone can play. In this podcast I’ll bring together the information I’ve shared over the past three podcasts and explain exactly how simple it is. Spoiler alert – it has something to do with going camping.
Scouting is a game for boys, under the leadership of boys, in which elder brothers can give their younger brothers healthy environment and encourage them to healthy activities such as will help them to develop Citizenship.
Scouting is not an abstruse or difficult science: rather it is a jolly game if you take it in the right light.
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