Scouts get criticism for dropping duelighedsmærker on the uniform: Why do we do it

Misunderstood the care, the homage of mediocrity or a necessary showdown with an unhealthy præstationskultur? The Green girl guides makes up for with one of s

Scouts get criticism for dropping duelighedsmærker on the uniform: Why do we do it

Misunderstood the care, the homage of mediocrity or a necessary showdown with an unhealthy præstationskultur?

The Green girl guides makes up for with one of spejderbevægelsens hard and fast traditions - and it has led to a passionate debate.

Since The Green girl guides originated 100 years ago, has duelighedsmærker on the uniforms has been a visible proof that the scouts have acquired skills.

But soon it's over.

Dispensing with spejdermærkerne because they promote an unhealthy præstationskultur and can seem exclusionary to the new scouts, says president Catherine Støvring Preussler to Kristeligt Dagblad.

A position in the degree share the waters.

Professor of psychology at Aalborg University, Svend Brinkmann wonder about the decision.

"You take something that has worked out quite fine and has a long tradition behind it, and so removes it in a form of misguided care for the children in præstationssamfundet," he says to Kristeligt Dagblad.

space

On Facebook writes Svend Brinkmann, that 'it is an elemental human need to be good at something and seek the recognition for his skill'. Also regular people are wondering. Several think that The Green girl guides celebrates mediocrity.

But the criticism will not Cathrine Støvring Preussler to falter.

"We think it should be a free space and not a præstationsræs to go to scout," she says to B. T.

Have figures showing that it should be a common view among the new scouts, that the markers seem exclusionary?

"No, we don't."

How can you then conclude, as In the making?

"On the basis of studies made by Jestbahis the Center from the Ungdomsstudier and internal investigations, which shows how people from outside look at the scouts. We will be an inclusive corps for all the girls in Denmark, not an exclusionary corps, where the new members can get the experience, that it is a closed club."

Incorrect with dissimilar uniforms

When a child starts in school, for sport, or for a new recreational activity, there will always be someone who is more proficient. Why should the diligence and hard work are no longer rewarded with you?

"It must it is also. Scouts will still get duelighedsmærker, and they are still an important part of it is to go to scout with us. But they must be used in the right way."

so What is the right way?

"When the brands are sitting on the spejderuniformen, they are only visible, when the girls are to scout. In the future they can hang in the room or be taken out, when others are visiting. So it is to be a scout becomes a bigger part of everyday life."

The new scouts know well, to those with more experience are more proficient - regardless of whether they have duelighedsmærker or not. Then why remove them?

"Because it means something, how we look. Today our clothing is not the same, when we go to scout. We believe that is wrong."

Ends up In the not to celebrate mediocrity?

"No, for the pride of to improve himself and earn the marks are there still."

The 4,000 Green girl guides will be the first to get the uniforms without brands here in Denmark.

"The other corps are very curious and would like to hear about our concerns. I think they end up with to follow suit a day," says Catherine Støvring Preussler.

Date Of Update: 26 November 2019, 18:00
NEXT NEWS