Re: non camper
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 17:23:17 -0400
On Mon, 23 Sep 1996, Jim Holman wrote:
> I've spoken to his (single) mother and she says she doesn't know why he
> won't come, he just always comes up with an excuse.
"Excuse" or "reason"? Is it a matter of a conflict with school work
arising (We've had that problem when boys procrastinate term papers or
long-term assignments until the Friday before they're due Monday) or does
another group in which he's involved always schedule at the last minute
(I had one of those groups call me at 5 p.m. one Thursday to ask if our
son could represent that group at a meeting at 7 p.m. SAME DAY 2 hours
away. I said NO! <g>) or does he just generally not feel well when it
comes time to go camping?
Perhaps a conference with the Scout or his best friend's dad might bring
out something that Mom doesn't know and Scout doesn't know how to
verbalize -- he could be afraid, for instance, that Mom won't be there
when he gets back, or he could just not want to go to the men's room in
I don't think an ultimatum is needed yet, unless his distruptivity
causes it. There's no rule that says he has to advance, after all.
(Yes, I know that's pretty much the POINT, but not every PFC makes
5*General, nor wants to.)
And who was it who said: "Everyone has a function, even if it's to serve
as a bad example"?
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