Re: non camper
Ellen M. Rohr (erohr@JUNO.COM)
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 12:23:01 EDT
>I've spoken to his (single) mother and she says she doesn't know why
>won't come, he just always comes up with an excuse.
I think (yes I can do that sometimes) he needs to be talked to heart to
heart either with his mom or by the SM or ? There must be an underlying
reason this boy doesn't want to go on campouts. Until you get rid of
that anxiety there is no sense in trying to force him with ultimatums.
May the mom shouldn't let him come up with excuses. In my former troop
one of the boys did not want to go to summer camp. The mom told him to
give it a try. If he still wanted to come home after a few days she
would come and get him. You know what she came to visit on Wed.(visitor
day) and the boy said hi and went on his way with his new camping
buddies. He had a blast.
So again my suggestion is to find the real reason why he doesn't want to
go camping. Maybe he feels he has some obligation to be the man of the
house. Who knows what goes on these young guys heads unless we ask?
Southbrook District Tiger Cub Chair, RT Staff, Unit Commissioner
plus anything else I don't say NO to loud enough
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