Re: Homesick scouts
David Weintraub (dhw@HPTELE24.TELERATE.COM)
Thu, 7 Jul 1994 09:20:58 -0500
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> I'm having a hard time understanding this, I guess because my kids have
> never been homesick, but why would a parent force their child to go camping
> when they don't want to?[...]
Sometimes the scout _wants_ to go camping! Maybe because friends are going
or because it sounds like something they want to do. The scout may not
realize they're homesick until the first night spent away from home. When
it's too late to really do anything about it.
I had a friend who told me about her only experience at a sleep away camp.
She begged her parents send her because all of her friends would be
there. On the second day, she was terribly homesick and called her parents
to ask them to take her home. Of course, they couldn't, but she managed to
get use to camp and had fun anyway.
David Weintraub | Opinions expressed are mine and not Telerate's
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