Re: BSA:Women at camp
keen jason matthew (jkeen@HUBCAP.CLEMSON.EDU)
Tue, 6 Dec 1994 12:04:49 -0500
On Tue, 6 Dec 1994, Carol Mclane wrote:
> We have a situation in our troop that the leaders and committee is
> struggling with. I have been passing along messages from this discussion
> list to our troop and thought I would ask for your opinion on this.
> We have a Mom that wants to attend camp with her son. She has been a Den
> leader and Weeblos leader for several years. Her son is in the Troop now
> and she wants to continue in troop activities with her boys. The problem
> came up during the fall camp. She was very critical of how the camp was
> run. Some of her issues are valid and some are not. I will not go into
> everything here.
> This is my main question. Should Moms go to Camp?
It's definitely a hard question to give a direct answer to, but
my answer is for the most part there is not a large harm. Until they have
been in boy scouting a while though they must not be the leader in
charge (that goes for all recently become Boy Scout Leaders). In such
situations, they have a tendency to try to run things rather than letting
the boys do so. They don't allow them to make mistakes, and just in
general "mother" their boys. They need to learn the philosophy of
scouting, so that they'll understand they're role. Basically, like any
other leader, they need to learn to sit back and watch.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City