Q: what to do with an unprompt parent?
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET)
Sat, 2 Dec 1995 22:07:31 -0800
On our last troop outing, one of our brand new Scouts and his mother
were going along. The night before we left, another parent who has
known this person a long time warned the trip leader that she (the new
parent) has her own concept of time. Sure enough, she was 90 minutes
late at the meeting place to leave for the trip. While it was not a
serious problem this time (except for the other leader and the 2 other
Scouts who were waiting at the church), I can foresee some instances
where this can produce some major consequences, such as folks being
stranded or not being able to leave on an outing until too late to
get to the destination.
Has anyone experienced this situation and come up with a solution other
than not having her go on ANY trips? Our troop has a requirement that
each family provide an adult for least two outings during the year --
in addition to driving for other trips. We would prefer not to allow
this technique to develop into a way to avoid one's trip obligations.
Alan R. Houser ** Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 24 ** email@example.com
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