Re: Remember Scouting is a Safe Haven...
Ted Burton (egburton@VALINT.NET)
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 08:50:49 -0700
At 10:05 -0700 on 8/9/98, Peter McMullen mailed Re: Remember Scouting is a
>Well, Rich and Tim really need to look at what they are saying.
>Scouting is for ALL kids, not just the easy ones. Those of us who
>parent ADD/ADHD kids mostly work very hard to help them fit in with
>the rest of society.
The two most enthusiastic Eagle Scouts in my former Troop (twins) came on
board as certifiable ADHD, were disruptive, physical, you name it. I
counseled them constantly and gently and with humor. About the fifteenth
(or fiftieth) time I asked one of them "and which part of the Scout law did
that behavior exemplify?" a light came on. A la another thread, they had
stuck together like glue, and when one was elected to the OA and the other
not, it was a real shock to their systems -- although <G> that flap did
help me to tell them apart!
Their parents have thanked me, and they have thanked me, and we all feel
very good about it. They have been SPL, repeatedly PL, and are earning
palms. I expect great things from them both. Now I would not have wanted 25
of them at once, but having maybe three such kids among 25, I can handle
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Thank you for listening. Ted Burton
Alappiechsu Wiechcheu I <<<=-=<I=-=<<< I Talks-Fast Wolf
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