JASON CRUSE (jcruse@DU.EDU)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 22:41:04 -0600
Is there not even one boy in the troop who likes your son? Growing up,
we had a disabled boy in our troop--confined to a wheelchair with some
sort of developmental disorder, speech impediment, everything. At first,
he was teased as well. However, one boy finally got to know him, and
eventually, the rest of us (no, I wasn't that "one boy") let up and
actually started to get to know him and like him. Its not easy pushing a
boy in a wheelchair along a gravel road at scout camp to archery class,
but when one boy steps forward to make effort, the rest of us didn't feel
bad about doing it either.
I hate to say this, because I'm opposed to "hopping," but it sounds like
scouts has been an important factor in your son's life. Maybe a
different troop is not entirely out of the question here.
-- Jason A. Cruse
University of Denver
"Toujours en avant. Si Dieu avait voulu que l'homme reculat, il lui
aurait mis un oeil derriere la tete."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City