Re: Pregnant scouts...
C. Findley (c.findley@GENIE.GEIS.COM)
Sun, 3 Jul 1994 22:20:00 UTC
Yes, I was able to handle my own condition. I delivered at home in a
birthing tub. Due to an accident blocking traffic, the midwife wasn't able
to arrive until 20 minutes too late. I had done a LOT of research, so I
knew how to handle birth. It was no big deal. If I had gone into labor at
camp, I would have delivered there. I see no difference. It should be the
decision of the mother.
As far as the canoe, I fought that one out with council. I've been a
lifeguard since I was 17. Swimming is second nature to me. The issue came
up of "What if you're knocked out?" but I had another lifeguard, and friend,
in the canoe with me! I was as capable as a leader then as I've ever been.
The risks of me being injured were no more or less than they are now; or of
you being injured for that matter. We all do our best to be careful always.
I gave ALL my abilities fair consideration. My kids were NEVER at risk. I
would NEVER attempt something with my Scouts that I didn't KNOW I was
capable of. That is part of my duties.
KEEP ON SCOUTING!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City