Re: New SPL's Parents
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Fri, 30 Sep 1994 20:51:18 -0400
The situation you describe is appalling; e.g. linking SPL with Mother
being president of mother's club. The Troop in question needs to be
reminded that Scouting is for Scouts and their development, not parents.
It is grossly unfair to link a Scout's opportunities in a troop to the
level of his parents' participation in another function. If the Troop has
a problem with a parent that won't participate, it needs to address that
problem separately, but not by punishing the Scout by establishing a
non-regulation criteria for holding the Office of SPL.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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