Re: Why Scouts Quit - Academic Problems
Greg L. Gough (ggough@OZARKS.SGCL.LIB.MO.US)
Mon, 3 Jul 1995 10:08:00 -0500
It is disappointing to see you as a scouter lumping scouts in with scout
band and band to be dropped if your sons grades do not improve. I
noticed that church was not among your list and I feel that Boy Scouts is
just as important. Both are teaching life lessons. I was below average
in some subjects and failing math in grade school. Not once did my
parents threaten to pull me out of scouts. Had they, it would not have
been a source of motivation, quite the opposite. As it was, I became an
Eagle during my freshman year in High School passed general math, later
received a B in Algebra. Went on to College where I earned an A in Algebra.
The point? Scouts builds self confidence and leadership.
Please reconsider your decision, I fear if you carry it out and your son
loves scouts like I did and do, It will be a decision he will never forget.
SM Troop 201
I used to be an Owl but
I will always be an Eagle!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City