Bob McGwier (n4hy@CCR-P.IDA.ORG)
Fri, 8 Jul 1994 14:20:52 EDT
I agree with John. My troop takes every Webelos den camping that we might
recruit from. It sounds like your Pack and Troop are about the same size
we are. Cub Scouts is a family affair. It just does not work otherwise.
Pack meetings are for families to see their kids receive recognition and
as an easy place to make announcements and coordinate certain events. If
families do not participate, it defeats the purpose. I am not so hard nosed
that orphan kids cannot be scouts, and every effort is made to handle these
exceptional situations. The problem I have with those kids whose capable
parents refuse to have anything to do with them is that I can count on
one hand the times a trouble maker came from the group where the parents
took an active role. I am NOT talking about mischief, I am talking
breaking and entering, simple larceny (one case of grand larceny), etc.
I have seen it all in the last few years. I will NOT allow one or two
bad kids, coming from do nothing parents, ruin everyone's good time, including
mine. Scouts is a privilege, and not a right.
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