Webelos Parent Cooperation
Sharon Jorski (jorski@WHAT.NET.UOKHSC.EDU)
Thu, 23 Mar 1995 16:30:43 -0800
Dear Den Leaders,
How do you cope with lack of parental cooperation? Some of my
Webelos parents are unwilling to follow through with their sons on
advancement requirements, yet become angry when their sons fail to
progress towards rank. One family complains loudly about the
"exclusion" of their son and the other is quiet but absent. These
parents feel they should be able to sign off on all activity badge
requirements with no accountability on the scout's part for
demonstration of skill or knowledge. The other leader and I have
repeatedly tried to explain the process for Webelo advancement.
The parents tune us out. This of course means their children also
have no respect for what is asked of them by their den leaders.
I am not looking for perfection, just for the scout to do his best.
I just happen to think it is difficult to make something out of
wood and not have an item to display at a den or pack meeting.
Do other leaders advance boys that have truly not earned the rank?
Am I expecting too much? Any ideas?
Webelos Den Leader for now ~~ contemplating resignation & transfer
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City