Vicki Andros (KAVLA@ASUACAD.BITNET)
Fri, 4 Feb 1994 13:16:33 -0700
Peter - Hi! I hope this is not the months for problems to break out. I'm
beginning to feel that we have ours contained (if not solved! <g>)
Have you visited the den meetings? Do you know what they are like without
this leader and with him? I don't know the parents that are complaining..
Do they have valid complaints? If you know this then...
First, I would talk to the leader and let him know that you have been
contacted by some of the Parents. Ask again if he is burnt-out. (If he
was and still is, he may now recognize the fact.) Ask him to compare
the meetings he had with first son and now with the second. If he was with
his first son for four years, has he made the switch in his thinking and
planning from dealing with 5th graders, to dealing again with 2nd
graders? If he is not burnt-out, but just really busy at work, let him
know that you understand that situations at work change, and that
sometimes there is more to do than other times. If work is really busy,
could _he_ request his assistant to plan and organize the meetings for
a month or two until his work settles down? Or if the schedule at work
is for an extended time, is there another position in the Pack committee
that he could take? Special activity to run? (This might save face with son).
Another viewpoint: Did this leader have an assistant before? Did he work
well with the other assistant? Is there a personality clash between the
Good Luck! I hope you find the right solution.
-- Vicki Andros (5-2291) EC Annex
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City