Re: Scout Spirit for Eagl
Olan Watkins (OLDSCOUT@DELPHI.COM)
Wed, 25 Aug 1993 23:21:56 -0400
Thinking about the things that distract boys from Scouting, I quess I would
have to include parents in that list also. Many times I have seen parents
ground kids from attending Scouts as a form of punishment or untill grade
averages are up to the expectations of the parents and things like that.
It has been my observations that when a kid has been forbiden to attend
Scout meetings or campouts for a few months, you might as well count him as
lost to Scouting, very few will come back or if they do they will soon drop
out again for good.
In my view, grounding a kid from going to Scouts is about the same as
grounding them from attending church or school, but for the parents that do
that sort of thing, trying to talk to them about it makes them mad as they
take it as trying to interfere with their method of raising their kids.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City