Re: Homesick scouts
Rasmus Hansen (wardance@INET.UNI-C.DK)
Wed, 6 Jul 1994 21:03:27 +0200
On Tue, 5 Jul 1994, Robert V. Schornstein wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to ask a question, not strictly scouting in nature.
> Home sickness. What the best or a good way to handle it. In
> some cases it can surface before the actual camping trip.
> Parents of one boy in our troop boy in the troop (about 12.5yrs
> old), have reported he will not want to sign up for trips because
> he knows he will be unhappy later. They are asking for help. I
> don't know how to advise. Should they make/force his to go until
> he gets over it, or just let it continue until it goes away by
> Any suggestions would be helpful.
> Bob Schornstein
Well, the problem is quite common, so I guess there will be a lot of
different responses to this one... At our pack we have our anual
summercamp, and to avoid such problems we arrange (before the summer
camp) a sleepover at our hut (it's not really a hut, a house to be
percise, but you get the point), as to 'train' the kids and make the kids
comfortable about the concept of not sleeping at home...
Rasmus Hansen (Bagheera) firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City