Re: MOM and SON, DAD and LAD
Sally Garnaat (sally@U.ARIZONA.EDU)
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 14:03:57 -0700
Our school has a Girls Night Out and a Boys Night Out. The original idea
was Mom/girl + Dad/boy, but was quickly shot down as unrealistic. It is
promoted as female adult/girl and male adult/boy. It is worded as
We think we have covered all bases. We hope that the adult is over 18,
but I'm sure that many high school kids have come as the students "adult".
Once when my G.S. troop did a father/daughter banquet, my friends dad was
sick, so we brought along an out-of-country business associate of my dad's
as my friends' dad. Granted, not everyone would have a good time with a
stranger, but my friend is very out-going and it worked out great.
On Thu, 25 Jul 1996, Patty Birgel wrote:
> I've just finished catching up with over 500 postings and this line caught my
> attention above all others. I know I'm late getting in my humble opinion but
> here goes anyway.
> We won't cancel Mother's day, but it still hurts deep in your heart not to
> have your Mother on Mother's day. Same as with Dad. So we probably just
> ingnore the day to the best of our ability.
> How do you explain to a cub scout that he will miss going to an event
> because it is a cub/dad day and he doesn't have a dad to go with him, or a
> Mom/son day and he doesn't have a mom to go with him. Are kids more
> resilient than we give them credit for, REALLY? Most kids will put on a
> tough I don't care attitude, but inside it hurts! It makes me want to cry
> when I see something advertised as a Cub/Dad day and the kids are wanting to
> know if they are going to miss the event because Dad can't go...
> We have to adjust to our changing society.
> Why can't we just call it Cub/Partner weekend. Keep the events focused on
> the cubscouts, not trying to bond mom and son or son and dad. I think that
> just by the effort that Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Grandma, Grandpa or good
> neighbor put out to attend functions with the cub scout that they are
> showing the interest to "bond". Lets just make sure that all the cubs feel
> welcome and that they don't have to miss any event because of the absence of
> a parent!
> I have three Cub/Dad day patches.
> Patty Birgel
> Den Leader
> Pack 626
> Pensacola, FL
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