Siblings at Scout events
Jan Mussler (mussler@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Mon, 10 Feb 1997 09:02:19 -0700
I had an interesting conversation with the CM Saturday. Apparently in his
son's den, the DL's younger son comes to den meetings. Lately, he's been
a "pain in the butt". (Pretty typical in my experience). The DL let this
younger sibling have a part in the upcoming skit, to shut him up
apparently. I think I was informed of this because I'm friends with the
DL. BTW, CM's wife is the ADL of this den. My response was - well, yes,
this is a problem keeping siblings who need to tag along occupied while
you try to run a meeting. You do the best you can. The parents, if it's
a problem, should say something to the DL. My younger son comes to our
events, as does an older Girl Scout come to my younger son's den.
Sometimes they need some attention at inopportune moments.
What are some of the ways other Scout leaders have handled siblings
attending Scout events, when it's not possible to get child care? I know
in the above situation, the child care arranged fell through. I KNOW the
above DL doesn't want to have to deal with her younger son during Den.
Jan Mussler, Bear DL, Pack 170, Nederland, CO
Arapahoe District, Longs Peak Council
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