Re: It's a mess!
Brian Nielsen (BN1@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 09:06:53 -0400
I certainly pitty you on your mother hen. Haven't had to deal with
anything quite that bad, but here are a few suggestions that might do som=
- Some troops (and perhaps some councils from what I've read here on the=
list?) require any adult attending camp to be a registered leader, and in=
some cases even a TRAINED registered leader. Could your just finding out=
about such a requirement keep her from being able to go along? Or
(assuming it could be fit it in time) could the training by 3rd parties n=
involved with her son help wake mom up?
- Some troops assign leaders specific responsibilities, in some cases
specifically avoiding direct involvement with their own sons (i.e. - a ne=
scout parent works with older scouts). Could you load her up in such a w=
that she can be involved and hopefully even helpful, without having much =
any time to spend with her own son?
Good luck!!! Definitely a tight spot. You certainly want the boy to hav=
the opportunities to get all that's available from Scouting, but when mom=
in the way of that and when setting them straight runs the risk of tickin=
them off so they drop out...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City