We can all agree that Scouting is fun, right?
What is Scouting fun, and what isn’t?
Young people are in Scouting because they crave an honest challenge. They don’t need any more “bread and circuses” (benefits or entertainments intended to placate discontent or distract attention).
Scouts love to learn, but don’t like to be educated; Scouts like to work hard, but dislike being driven; Scouts strive to achieve, but at their own speed.
An “honest” challenge isn’t a canned experience or spectator event. Honest challenge is open-ended; failure or disappointment are possible. Never dangerous or capricious, always safe and measured; but honest.
Young people always have fun meeting an honest challenge.
They are not looking for another source of entertainment or yet another program of “activities”, they want something real.
Scouts will continue on as long as the integrity of the challenge is maintained – if they sense that we are simply trying to entertain them they will not stay around long.