Re: HELP: Handing Divorced Parents
Scott Drown (scottdd@HALCYON.COM)
Tue, 8 Aug 1995 09:10:40 -0800
>This year during registration, we are thinking about requiring parents who
>are not living together to identify in writing which parent will be
>responsible for scouting activities.
>Has anyone ever done this before??? Does this make sense to do??? If anyone
>has done this, could you please post something to help us. We are really
>getting hung up on the wording (we must be PC right?) and procedure (do both
>parents have to sign?
>Committee Chairman, Pack 160, Herndon, VA.
I have not written anything before but have had a quiet talk with a parent
on occassion. Usually it is only one parent who remains involved and the
other is not interested - so how could you get them to sign anything?
I like the approach of talking to the parents and then also perhaps a
handout or a letter. I have never been brought into court as yet but I
have been asked to write letters to judges in the push and pull over a
scout and custody. My wife, a teacher, has had to testify several times
about her observations of students. So keep in mind what ever you write
and say may come up in later custody or child support battle.
I prefer to keep it low key and try to find additional support both scout
and scouters for the boys that need it (and sometimes the parents)
ASM Troop 39
Mt. Baker Council, Everett, Wa.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City