[Bobwhite Blather] When should you say "no"?

Bobwhite Blather Scouting Blog bobwhiteblather at lists.bobwhiteblather.com
Thu Apr 9 14:58:24 PDT 2015

There's a new item at Bobwhite Blather: 'When should you say "no"?'

My wife frequently tells me that I look for ways to say no - that I'm always
finding reasons why something can't be done.

In reality, I'm going through a list of obstacles in my head that need to be
overcome in order to turn that no into a yes.

We tend to do the same with our Scouts. They want to go canoeing in the
wilderness or hiking in another state. Our first reaction is to say that it
would be too much effort, money, time, or any of a dozen other excuses.

We shouldn't be saying no too quickly.

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