Re: Why Scouts Quit - Academi...
Bill Williams (NECBill1@AOL.COM)
Fri, 30 Jun 1995 12:51:27 -0400
Reply from NEC BILL1:
I am almost in that area as well with my oldest son - age 12 first year in
Boy Scouts with my youngest one going on Second year Webelos. Adam even since
he joined the Tiger Cubs - he made a statement that he wanted to become a
My oldest boy - Adam - is very deep thinker [ SMART ] and he almost drop out
the this year after the First Overnight camping trip.
He came home after the trip and swear he would not go back to the Troop
again. We and the Scouts Leaders had a very very long one-one talk - the
issue is that son has more in-depth knowledge of Skies, & Nature because he
reads a lot on those subjects. So all the boys picked on him to set-up him up
for failure and called him names - his best name - which he does not mind is
" The Walking Encyclopedia ".
The point(s) which we are making on these replies are - there are many
reason(s) boys/girls and parents drop out of the Girls/Boys Scouting
Programs. It is up to the Leaders and Scoutmasters/Cubmasters & Parents to
make the Scouting Programs FUN / INTERESTING under the Traditions of
By the way - all the boys in the Pack has more respect for him now because he
sticking with the Program and the Boys understand him better and vise -
versa. He still determine to become a EAGLE SCOUT. He is going on a Camping
Trip on July 9 in New Hampshire and he loves SCOUTING.
I just had to put by words in.
W. Somerville, MA.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City