home sickness remedies????
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 8 Jul 1993 15:14:25 EDT
For me some of my own most difficult time at camp was to recognise
a HOME SICK condition, and then to find a way to deal with it.
My first experience was also as a WEBELO Den leader at CUB camp,
and I was fortunate that the Camp Chaplian's WIFE was able to
take the CUB/Webelos for a little walk and some cookies, and then
the problem was improved. I am not sure how a Male leader can
replace a MOM at camp.
I has also noticed the HOME sick problems seem to happen more on
rainy days at camp, or days where there is not much activity, or
maybe the lack of activity is because of the HOME Sickness?
I also wonder if having the SCOUT or WEBELO write a letter HOME
helps or hurts? Also how about having a parent VISIT for dinner?
Or bring a evening surprise snack to the camp for the troop?
We can always use MORE watermellons! etc.
I am wonderding what others have found that works to prevent or
cure homesickness? Does everyone agree that keeping them active
helps? What about calling HOME? And what about the parents visits?
Our troop also invites parents to even stay at the camp for a night.
I am just thinking that there might be some good home sick remedies
lurking on this list.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City