Re: Opinions Needed
Tue, 28 Nov 1995 15:39:30 EST
OK, you pushed my button. You asked whether your co-leader/husband was
wrong to call when an RSVP was not returned. While I can sympathize with
making allowances because of youthful age, there must come a time when
your scouts need to realize that some things are NOT flexible. And what
better time to learn than when you are young and the consequences are not
severe? A bus will leave, whether you are there or not. A play will
start whether you are there or not. That TV program will commence
whether you have your set on or not.
Besides, I have a personal credo: Never make a threat you are not
prepared to carry out. It is the counterpart to 'My Word is My Bond'.
You should always be as good as your word. [Boy scouts pledge: A scout
is Trustworthy. You must have a similar dictum in Girl Scouts.] Nobody
came to our 7:15 meetings once they found out they started when people
got there. Guess what our solution was? Good guess!
And do get an agreement with your co-leader/husband. If he ok'd her
attendance, than he can worry about the food and transportation
obligation HE incurred. Stick to your word!
Manuel Pablo, ASM Troop 1518, Springfield, VA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City