Re: Over active parent
Kent Wilkins (orange-eagle@JUNO.COM)
Wed, 4 Feb 1998 13:25:32 -0600
On Wed, 4 Feb 1998 00:24:39 -0000 THE SPIVEYS
>What do you do when you have a scout that sleep walks?
We had a similar situation in our troop a few years ago....
FIRST......be sure to inform the adults going on the campout!!!!!! We
discovered our scout
sleep-walking one night at summer camp...and we were just a few hundred
feet from a HUGE cliff.
We shuddered when we thought of the possible consequences.
We solved out problem in a simple way........we informed the other
members of the lads patrol about
sleep-walking (and they accepted it as a normal behavior for some
folks..no stigma accrued to the boy)
and just had them turn their sleeping-bags crossways across the tent so
that they were at a 90 degree
angle to the door (perpendicular to the door). the lad that sleep-walked
was in the BACK of the tent.
Note: our tents are big enough that we sleep Three youth to a tent,
works better with three in the tent.
The effect of rotating the alignment of the sleeping bags was that the
youth had to walk OVER the bags
and bodies of his two tent-mates to get out. He always woke them up,
they then either called the adults (at first)
or gently guided him back to bed (later as they became more comefortable
with the situation)
We never had a problem after this policy was implemented.
Good luck with solving this situation with your son.
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