Re: Remember Scouting is a Safe Haven...
Anthony J. Mako (ajmako@NLS.NET)
Sun, 9 Aug 1998 10:43:26 -0400
To Tim and everyone who agrees with him:
Any Scout you don't want, send them to me. I'll be glad to have them. That
goes for all the ADHD kids, the kids with asthma, the kids with diabetes
(who have to take insulin), and anyone else you don't have time for.
Send them to Troop 381 in Copley, Ohio where the Scoutmaster was diagnosed
ADHD at age 11, the 1st SA was diagnosed with ADHD at age 7, and the 2nd SA
was diagnosed ADHD and Bi-Polar at age 14. BTW, two of us are Eagle Scouts,
the other earned Life. All of us were "medicated" at some point in our
Yes, Scouting is a Safe Haven. Not just safe from abuse, but also safe from
other social distractions such as gangs, drugs, and crime. If I start
looking at my Scouts to decide which of them are worthy of my time and
effort, it's time for me to get out.
I started this whole thing with a question about one of my Scouts who either
had a bad day. He's a problem child with a sibling who is also a problem
child. I've gotten a lot of good advise about how to deal with these boys.
I'm still working out exactly how to handle the situation, but I won't give
up. I may not be a trained counselor or psychologist, but I have enough
experience in Scouting to know that what I do makes a difference. Even if it
doesn't seem that way at the moment.
Anthony J. Mako, email@example.com
Scoutmaster, Troop 381
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