RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Sun, 12 Jun 1994 17:02:59 -0600
On Sun, 12 Jun 1994, C. Findley wrote:
[with regard to parents who don't care about their children...]
> I never TELL them to stay away, only think it. My Scout doors are always
> open to any parent, Scout volunteer, or Scout paid staff who wishes to show
> up. I make that plain to all, and my only request is that they refrain from
> disturbing the meeting or what the Scouts are doing.
This is great! ;-) My wife has a similar situation in her Wolf den. Two
of the boys' parents aren't interested in working with the boys when they
bring home projects, nor in attending Pack meetings, etc.
Another of the boys has just about to turn 9. Due to the structure [
and, at the same time, lack of structure ] in this pack, the boys will be
staying in the same den and my wife will be doing Wolves [ or is it
technically Wolfs? ] and Bears side by side. This boy, and his family,
receive frequent invitations to attend church meetings [ LDS ] and to
participate in church activities. They have yet to do either. My wife is
currently trying to figure out how to help this boy meet his religious
participation requirements. [ I'm not in Cubbing so I don't even know
what's involved. ]
From the Church's point of view, the boy alone would certainly be welcome
to attend and to participate, yet the emphasis is overwhelmingly on
involving the entire family in the church. [ Gee, sounds kinda like BSA
principles in effect. ;-) ] So, my wife is in a bit of a quandary, though
not losing sleep over it since the problem is still a month or two away.
Btw, for those who may be interested, the President and Prophet of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passed away Memorial Day.
Ezra Taft Benson had served as a General Authority of the Church over 45
years and had served 8 years as Secretary of Agriculture and was a
recipient of International Scouting's highest award, the Bronze Wolf.
He also authored the book "The Naked Communist." He was a staunch
supporter of Scouting. In his closing remarks at the funeral, President
Gordon B. Hinckley, himself a Silver Buffalo recipient, stated that
President Benson "had gone home."
The new President and Prophet is Howard W. Hunter, was one of the first
scouts in the state of Idaho to attain Eagle. His First Counselor is
Gordon B. Hinckley, referred to above, and his Second Counselor is Thomas
S. Monson, another recipient of the Bronze Wolf. When President Monson
was presented this award by Jere B. Ratcliffe, he commented that President
Monson was the longest-tenured member of the Boy Scouts of America, where
he serves on the Internation Committee.
Ryan, BEAR-ly Scoutin'
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City