Re: Scout Problems
Monte Kalisch (montek@MONTEKCS.COM)
Thu, 28 Nov 1996 01:23:07 -0700
At 10:24 AM 11/27/96 -0600, Terry Slade wrote:
> I am a Scout Leader. Plain and simple. I am not a nurse maid, a
>30 and 80 boys on a campout or at a meeting, I refuse to baby sit some
>problem child. It is hard enough to teach the boys with out having to be
>a prison guard.
> He came from a broken home: dad hit mom, dad left, mom remarried,
>new dad has own kids, not the center of attention any more, in a gang at
>school, bad grades. You know the routine. Some kids have this
>situation and use it to become better. Others use it as an excuse to
Maybe that's why he needs your help. Giving up on one _Scout_ is still
giving up. Those Scouts who are the most difficult, least understood, and
most troubled have something GREATER to give to Scouting than those who are
simple and easy. They teach us tolerance, acceptance, and persistence.
And, Terry, just as astounding as it may sound, you may save his life.
I have touched thousands of Scout's lives throughout the years, and I thank
God for having that opportunity. But, I've only made a __difference__ in
VERY few (some I know about and probably a few I don't), but it's those
VERY few that are THAT important. Speaking on their behalf, please don't
give up on the Scouts who are difficult. They need you.
Yours in Scouting,
NCS Program Director, Ben Delatour Scout Ranch
ASM Troop 191, Ft. Collins, CO
~ I'll always be an Eagle Scout! ~
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City