Re: When does it become a problem
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 10:45:31 -0500
On Mon, 2 Dec 1996, Terry Slade wrote:
> I just hope that each of you that said I was a poor leader for my
> statements never have to deal with a kid as mixed up as this boy was.
> No matter how much I wanted to help, it did not seem to matter. We
> have most of our problems turn to the good side of the force. Become
> really good scouts and later great adults. Come back and say they would
> never had made it if it wern't for that one leader that took the time. What
> would you do? We are not all "Super Leader" and when we lose one, it
> still hurts. Before you flame a person for their statement, get the whole
Burn-out happens. Immoveable objects meet irrestible forces.
I have been thinking, each time I've read a post on this thread, of some
Scouts our troop has had.
What these boys all had in common was a firm belief that they were
right. As any of the "recovery" programs will tell you, up front, on the
phone, you can't help someone who is unwilling to admit they have a problem.
>From the point of view of these boys, WE the adult leaders were the
problem by preventing each boy from doing what he wanted.
When each of these boys left, the Troop enjoyed a year of peace and
If you and your Troop have not yet had the pleasure of one of these boys,
I do hope your luck continues.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City