Parents who push too much
Mon, 29 Oct 1990 13:43:34 CST
Occassionally, I'll run accross parents who threaten their children
with punative action if the children don't advance in Scouting.
For example, one of the Scouts who I worked with this summer
was not allowed to get his drivers's liscense until he became an
Eagle Scout. When I spoke to the father about this matter, he
just didn't seem to understand my objection to his strategy.
How do I make parents like that understand that forcing someone to
be an Eagle Scout or whatever defeats the purpose of the rank?
I mean, it seems pretty basic to me, but I haven't been able to
communicate it to other parents thus far. What should I do?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City