RE: Driver's License?
WHEN THE TIME COMES, IT WILL BE TIME (TDK94@GENESEO.BITNET)
Tue, 30 Oct 1990 14:29:00 EST
As far a setting up goals for your son to reach I see no problem in
keeping them from getting their license until they maintain a respectable
average in school. Also the argument about insurance I see as a real truth.
The rank of Eagle Scout is something different though, I has to be wanted by
the person working for it. In my troop I have seen many of what I call "Paper
Eagles". This is because it is the parents who want the Eagle, not the son.
They see it more as a reasurance that they are being good parents, and they can
show off at work. It is important for parents to take pride in their children,
but they must also allow them the chance to choose their own path in life. I
feel that this is a part of what has kept the Eagle Rank an often saught after,
but not often achieved goal. I am an Eagle myself, and I have to confess that
it did take a "few kicks" to get me moving, but these were never in the form os
a threat, as I would have taken my parents holding back my chance to drive. I
would enjoy others comments on this. It is true that I am not a parent, but I
have dealt with a few almost eagle scouts, including myself.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City