(no name) ((no email))
Thu, 9 Apr 1992 13:10:00 MST
I did not want to pick at the thousands of dedicated scouters who work
there tails off for scouting, I know they are out there and I have seen
some put in much more time than I have (hard to beleived but true!). I am
just pointing out that the volunteer level needed to make things happen in
many areas is not enough to do it without the professional staff. There
are too many of the "I do not have the time" parents. Yes being a single
parent is difficult. (I have no idea how difficult because I am not one, it
would take more than a crow bar to separate my wife from me.)
But I do know that it is possible for eveyone to find the time, if they
really want to. I still do and both my boys are over 18 years old.
By the way Kathie, I am trying to take a break sort of. I am out on
disability from one job (the back surgery), and only working a few hours a
week on the other job. My scouting has slowed down to mostly doing Eagle
Boards of Review (only five since the operation) and going to a couple of
meetings. My boss was kind enough to realize when he was going to ask me
to help him get the Explorer post going at work, not to do it (this was
about a month before the surgery). So that is another thing I am not yet
One thing I am doing is going to the swimming pool and trying to do some
jogging in the deep end and I am up to 1/4 mile in about 16 minutes with
the lap swim. The Exercise feels great is helping calm me down (I just got
back from swimming-can you tell?). But even there, I tend to be the
impatient type. Before the accidents I was swimming a mile in 32 minutes.
I have to fight myself to keep from pushing it.
To all you dedicated scouters out there who like Kathie, work your tails
off for Scouting, keep it up, we need and appreatiate all of you.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City