Kim Moye (kmoye@SPDMAIL.SPD.DSCCC.COM)
Fri, 16 May 1997 07:20:19 -0500
This is the second posting that I have seen on this list in the last year
about scouts sexually abusing scouts at summer camp.
I asked my son if he wanted me to go to camp. After looking extremely
uncomfortable, I told him that I knew he was growing up and would not always
want "Mom" with him. I told him there was no right or wrong answer. After
he saw that my feelings weren't going to be hurt, he said that he would
"prefer" that I not go. I asked him if I could go up for a day like some
of the parents, and he said that was fine.
One of my best friends was going to go to camp with his son. Now that may
not happen and I am a little concern about the situation. CJ is in an
excellent troop, but I know his troop will not be the only one there.
Additionally, some excellent troops have had the extreme misfortune to have
this happen to the boys.
I intend to talk to a few parents I feel comfortable about approaching. One
parent I know will be at camp. Any suggestions on how to put my concerns
on the backburner.
(I did tell CJ that so far I saw that enough adults (all dads) were coming
forward for camping trips...you should see the waiting list for Philmont :)
that none of the trips have been at risk. I did ask him if I could go if
a trip might be cancelled due to the lack of adults. He "emphatically"
stressed I could go under those circumstances.)
cubmaster/pack 308/allen tx
cub roundtable commissioner/arrowhead district
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