steve cobb (scobb@EZNET.NET)
Tue, 3 Feb 1998 20:13:42 -0500
They expect everything to
> be done for them. I am constantly urging them to show initiative and
> responsibility. They'll be OK for a week and then when we go on an
> campout, Mom will have done the shopping, packed the gear, etc.
Unfortunatly this is not a unique situation and I place the blame on the
parents. I have had many Moms give me a strange look when I say at the end
of a COH "Now the scouts can get busy sewing on all these new badges." I
have even had some come up and ask me if I really expected their son to sew
their own badges and have them look good.
All I can say is keep trying but don't push too much. As your scouts go
camping and do their own cooking they will become more comfident and as you
encourage them to come up with their own ideas for programing you see some
good leaders emerge where you least expect.
"i used to be an Eagle"
Former 2nd ASM Jambo troop 516
SM troop 42, Orleans district
Iroquios Trail Council, Upstate NY
Orleans District Boy Scout Outdoor Activities Chairman
Webmaster of Iroquois Trail Website http://freenet.buffalo.edu/~iroquios
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