Re: Progress report and request for advice
Jim McMaster (mcmaster@SWENG.STORTEK.COM)
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 16:23:03 -0700
> At 12:19 PM 10/30/96 -0700, Jim McMaster wrote:
> >The problem is whether I should sign him off on Scout Spirit.
> Why not have Scout Master's Conference now before he reaches 1st Class?
> Explain to him what is expected by Scout Spirit and what he has to do to
> meet this requirement before his next SMC/BoR. There is no requirement that
> SMC's *only* occur when he has completed all other requirements for a rank
> advancement. Detail his unacceptable behavior and how it can be improved.
> Explain that he will not be recommended for a Board of Review unless these
> requirements are met.
We have had a number of scoutmaster conferences about this, but I think my
"dadness" is getting in the way. I have counselled one other scout about
behavior as well, with better results.
> >As if this were not already complicated enough, the scout is my son.
> In this case, I would *strongly* recommend that the SMC recommended above be
> held by one of your Asst. SM's or by a Committee member, not yourself. It's
> real hard to make the determination of whether or not you are treating him
> differently than other Scouts just because he *is* your son. I know -- been
> there, done that... etc.!
I have decided to turn over Scott's spirit and conference requirements to an
ASM who has two ADD sons of his own. I hope this will work out better.
> Paul Sweeney, email@example.com, ASM, T-7, Lowell, Ma
> Voice: (508)452-6502 Snail Mail: 20 Penn Av., Lowell, MA 01852
> "There are three things which are real: God, human folly, and
> laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension. So we
> must do what we can with the third." -Indian proverb
Thank you for the good advice. Sorry it took so long to write back, but I got
40 responses, and it is taking me awhile.
SM Troop 70
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City