Re: Mom's at camp -outs
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 07:23:49 -0400
I admit that the social interactions among a group of moms and brownies
may be different than that of dads & sons, so take what I have to say
with a grain of salt.
You are blessed with lots of parents who want to be involved. So, give
them something to do. Let them in on the purpose of the camp out. Let
them know what you expect them to do. Let them know what the girls will
be expected to do, and who is to teach/help them do it. If adult help is
necessary, try to match adults with children other than their own.
Perhaps you could even hold a (short) meeting with the adults, to let
them know that "too much" adult help can make the event so easy for the
girls that the scheduled learning won't take place.
Harness the adult energy; don't turn it off.
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City