Re: Difficult scout (own son)
Jim McMaster (mcmaster@SWENG.STORTEK.COM)
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 16:53:15 -0700
> Jim et al. Where's your ASM? Could he deal better with your son so you
> aren't being hard or soft? Or accused of either?
I have asked one of my ASMs to help with Scott's spirit and conference
requirements, and I hope this works out better. The ASM has two ADD sons of
> Buy him some "better" grade outdoor clothes? Some people really don't
> hold body heat as well (me).
He really did have good clothes...long underwear, sweats, insulated snow-bibs,
heavy coat, hat, gloves, Sorel boots. It really was not that cold. No one
else was wearing hat or gloves, and some had even shed their coats.
> Sounds like the leader's son syndrone to me. Get your goat. Saw it at
> Cub Camp - kid great all day, then throws hissy at the station his dad's
> running. My own son being non-cooperative during meetings if we don't do
> what "he" wants. Friend DL's kid crys and bawls when he gets hit at
Very possible, but Scott has always been a wimp when it comes to discomfort.
Every discomfort is painful, avery pain is agony. You should hear him yowl
over a paper cut...even when my wife and I are not around. He is really very
> Can you not go on the next camp-out and let the ASM's or other parents
> handle things and then get a report on your son's behavior? This should
> close in on the problem - if it's you being hard on him and the others
> don't see the problem, him just giving you a hard time and not other
> adults, or if he really is having trouble on the camp-outs and is cold and
> he needs more padding.
Scott is not going on the next campout...maybe not until May when it warms up
again. I will try to miss the next one he goes on if I can.
> Feel for you Jim, I can see this coming with my boys, being DL.
> Jan Mussler, Bear DL, Pack 170, Nederland, CO
> Arapahoe District, Longs Peak Council
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Thank you for your reply. Sorry it took so long to write back, but I got
about 40 responses, and it's taking me awhile.
SM Troop 70
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City