Re: Required parental involvement?
Mark Arend (arend@CENTURYINTER.NET)
Fri, 6 Feb 1998 07:40:14 -0600
At 04:14 PM 2/4/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I keep seeing posts that state variations of this "required" parent
>involvement and have wondered how these troops deal with the parent that
>just ignores the requirement?
I don't see how you can require parental involvement. What are you going to
do--kick the kid out? The boy with uninvolved parents may need Scouting
more than many of the others.
There are also many valid reasons why a parent can't be involved. What's
the job & family situation like? If dad is working 2nd shift with manditory
overtime on weekends & mom is watching little brother & sister at home you
won't see them around much.
Mark W. Arend
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