Monica C. Pilman (TACVMCP@VM.TCS.TULANE.EDU)
Tue, 18 Sep 1990 16:09:48 CDT
Dear fellow scouters:
Perhaps I didn't express myself very clearly on this: I am not blaming
single mothers for all the ills in my Pack (or anywhere else, for that
matter). Some of our best people are single parents, and I have a great
deal of respect for them because they hoe a longer tougher row than I and
do it so well, too. I was expressing dissatifaction with an often heard
complaint as to "why Mom can't go with her son to <scouting event of your
choice>" & expressing my fear that this would only continue to get worse
with time, and that perhaps some sort of babysitting might be needed in
the BSA after all to deal with it. I've gotten some good suggestions, and
one noteable flame on this issue.
Overweight scouts who watch too much tv was _intended_ to be a separate
topic (my apologies that I mixed them up). That sort of thing goes on
in families of all varieties (as Nancy pointed out, quite rightly).
And as for the funding issue, I'm afraid I share the cynical (but perhaps
realistic) view that it is unlikely that rich councils (or troops or packs)
would agree to "share the wealth" with the less well-endowed.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City