Re: Parent Problem
Barney Pickard (BPick001@AOL.COM)
Thu, 20 Apr 1995 12:48:34 -0400
1. Two deep leadership is for the protection of both the scout and the adult.
There are going to be times when the rules will be broken as in the case of
the scout whose parent wasn't picked up, but generally it should be followed
at all times when possible.
2. Re: apparently uncaring parents. There could be a lot of reasons why the
scout wasn't picked up. The majority of them are worthless as all get out. I
have told my parents that we are NOT Baby Sitters of America and that this is
a parent participation troop. If they don't feel they can participate then
they can take their son somewhere else. I have one scout whose single parent
will not participate < reasons are too long to get into > and is still a
member of my troop. How? He has "attached" himself to another family and
comes and goes with them. Since my troop was formed, all of my parents are
informed of the parent participation rule when they enter. All of my parents
have jobs in the troop and are very active. You might want to tell your
parents that the more active they are, the more their scout will learn and
will advance. I don't know of any scout who has made the rank of Eagle
without his parent's backing.
SM Troop 245
Golden Empire Council
Eagle - Class of ' 63
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City