Parents withholding information, et. al.
Ron Raab-Long (raablong@VOICENET.COM)
Wed, 6 Aug 1997 09:26:08 -0400
At our District Committee meeting last night a subject came up that seems to
be more prevelant than I at first thought. It seems that, at our council
camps this year there was/is a rash of boys being taken off their ADD
(ridilan(sp?)) medicine just prior to leaving home. This led to several
behavior problems, including at least one leader being punched in the mouth,
and another being pushed.
I have been asked to address next week's roundtables about this. Scouter's
want to know at least two things:
1. How to deal with parents (not registered leaders) that don't provide the
information a troop/pack needs to serve their sons properly. This could be
the fact that their child is on ADD medicine, was taken off of medicine, has
a learning disability, is illiterate, has serious allergies, or whatever.
2. What to do with Scouts and Cubs whose medical, mental, or developmental
problems manifest themselves as behavioral problems. Specifically, what do
you say to the Scout who punches your AS because his parents told him to
leave his medicine at home.
Any help you can offer will be appreciated.
On another note, the current discussion about the Boy Scout article in the
July 1985 issue of Smithsonian Magazine got me to look for them on the 'net.
I'm sorry to say that their on-line search engine only goes back to 1989,
and any issues prior to 1990 are out of print and cannot be ordered.
Two Bays District, Dover, Delaware DelMarVa Council CC, Troop 903
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