Is good enough really *good enough*?
Kim Moye (kmoye@SPDMAIL.SPD.DSCCC.COM)
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 13:22:17 -0500
Some of my friends and peers put me into the "die hard" category. I love
scouting and if my son dropped out today, I would still stay on in some
Hopefully, I don't make others feel the way Mitch described. I'm grateful
for any parent that steps forward to help. Some parents want to help, but
can't, for whatever reason, take on a leader position which would require
time each week.
These parents I call on for the start and stop type events, where they have
a limited time committment (like popcorn sales, blue and gold, etc.) They
seem to enjoy helping their son and sometimes it leads into them taking more
I don't expect everyone to do all the things my den did (and I certainly
didn't do some of their field trips :)
As long as the boys are advancing and seem to be having a good time, the
parents are happy, how can I ask for more?
Yes, I would love to see all my leaders have Basic Training. I tell them
how much it will help them and make life easier (and yes, I believe it does).
Do I harp and badger, nope.
I hope that Mitch can be convinced that the "die hards" that may be ruining
the program are the exception. I think most of the people I would call
die hards know that we need all the help we can get.
Some people do forget that it's for the boys...my happy experience is that
they are few, but they are there and I have to deal with them and bite my
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