Murphy Peter (MurphyP@RND3.INDY.TCE.COM)
Tue, 6 Feb 1996 08:57:00 PST
In my Pack and Troop sports seems to be a growing conflict for many
boys. The sports programs are getting more organized and expanding
down to younger ages every year. So I've set up a meeting with our
parish (charter organization) sports director to see if we can work a
schedule that supports both sports and Scouts since they have many
Until then, I let my own three sons make their own choices. The oldest
is not athletically inclined so sports are not a conflict but band sometimes
is. The middle one is in every sport he can be. Sometimes, he and I
leave practice early and change uniform in the car on the way to a
den meeting. Lately, his den meetings have been so much fun and this
season the second practice of the week completely overlaps his den
meeting - that HE has chosen to skip practice and go to den meetings.
The youngest is only in Tiger Cubs so his decisions are yet to come.
The only decision I make for my boys in this area is that church and
school obligations come before everything else. If there's time left
over then they can decide.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City