Re: It's a Mess!
Bob Morehead (rmorehead@NLS.NET)
Wed, 1 Jul 1998 12:07:22 -0400
Lisa Conatser Wrote:
>If a Dad (ASM) "drops by" summer camp, is it also viewed negatively?
>Ever wonder just how many dads become ASM or volunteer for weekend
>so their son won't be "out there by himself"? ;-)
>Do scouts get "kidded" about dad going on a camp out?
Lisa, I think you missed some valuable information from the original
post. It is not the fact Mom was there that was causing the trouble, it
was what she was doing. By making his bed, folding his dirty laundry,
driving three hours to bring a pillow, bringing a special drink,
pampering, coddling and, yes, smothering the boy, she was undermining
Scouting's efforts to challenge him and help him grow. By all means, I
would consider any dad that behaved like this just as big a problem.
I wish I had a solution for Joe. I can't think of any that improve on
the posts of others. But I did feel a need to set it straight that I,
at least, would view a "Father Hen" just as negatively.
ASM, Troop 381
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City