How Long for Rank
Kim Moye (kmoye@SUN2177.SPD.DSCCC.COM)
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 08:09:16 -0600
I had problems with this when my son was a Wolf. He was racing thru his
book and making great progress. My main concern, selfish as it was, was since
I was his den leader, parents, not necessarily in my den, would think *I*
was pushing him, or cutting his slack.
I knew from the book, he had plenty that could keep him busy as far as
electives went, especially since many can be re-done. His best friend
became very competitive, and this might have helped the overall den work
Encourage the parent(s) to work with the boys on the sport or academic
pins. We worked on his swimming pin (he was/is a weak swimmer, but he
got his swimming merit badge at camp this summer). We worked on skating.
These, and many electives we did as a family and my daughter did the same
things, she just didn't get any recognition *publically* for what she did.
Then a note came out in our church paper about the God and Country Religious
Program. CJ wanted to do that. That got him out of the book for awhile!
And if anyone ever doubted that CJ actually did the work, I'm sure after
talking with him, they would see that he did. The concern, though valid,
was more mine than his!
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