Re: When does it become a problem
Scott Drown (scottdd@HALCYON.COM)
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 05:59:56 -0800
Terry Slade said:
> 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
>story. A Scout is Courteous..... YiS
> Terry Slade
Terry, I for one think that you did your best, and that is all that one can
ask. As much as we all hate to admit it not every Scout is saveable, not
every child is going to develop into a good citizen. All we can do is do
our best. When faced with a Scout the like yours I would have regretfully,
done the same. I have been through the Scouts whose parents were told a
parent would be required to go on outings because of their behavior and
have had to carry out that promise. I have also been through a great deal
of criticism from Committee Members over the election of the current Senior
Patrol Leader - a scout who started down the road yours followed, but came
The List is about ideas - and because of the varied outlooks and
philosophies on the List you will get almost always get criticized by
someone. But those different ideas are the strength of the List.
Keep up the good work Terry - Not even Super Scouter is going to win em all.
SM Troop 39, Maltby
Mt. Baker Council, Everett Wa.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City