Re: Homesick scouts
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Sun, 10 Jul 1994 00:24:19 -0600
When we talk (sic) of parents who simply drop off their kids for a campout
with the warning that he or she is prone to homesickness, I can't help but
think that at least some of these parents are well-meaning. They have no
concept of the training we, as leaders, have--and have not. Some of these
parents must honestly believe we have something in our kit bag that will
help this homesick scout, so the advance warning, in the mind of the
parent, is actually helpful to us.
Then, too, there are the parents who simply use scouts as a babysitting
service. I am not making excuses for them, of course.
In either case, as has already been pointed out, these parents need to be
involved in the scouting program.
Ryan Keil, BEAR-ly Scoutin'
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City