Re: School Night for Scouting
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 6 Sep 1995 08:43:10 -0400
Re recruiting volunteers -- one thought from a "mommy" viewpoint.
Of the few mothers in my area who do not work outside the home, many are
reluctant to volunteer for tasks which keep their child with them any
longer. In today's urban society, one is obligated to keep a rather
close eye on one's children while they play, and this can cause
dependency of the unhealthy kind or it can cause independency of the
riskier kind. Many of us feel it is better for our sons to interact with
other adults. Fortunately, my husband was eager to share the Scouting
experience with our son and as a result they got some quality time
together they very well may not have had otherwise. However, the
loosening of the apron strings is a valid concern for mommies.
Also, in an urban setting more than suburban or rural, you encounter
other cultures, where volunteering is NOT viewed as a good thing, but as
unwarranted interference with folks who know what they're doing. The
direct approach to those not born in the States works wonders for the
Pack, the Troop, the boys, and the adult.
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