Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Need some insight - New SPL whose dad is Scoutmaster
Need some insight - New SPL whose dad is Scoutmaster
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 17:18:29 -0400
I would like to gather some insight from the group - particularly from those
of you who have been here:
Our troop just elected the Scoutmaster's son as SPL. The boy is 14, a Life
Scout. The boy is bright and very funny. The other Scouts, particularly
the younger ones, love him.
Dad, the Scoutmaster, is concerned that the boy is not mature enough for
Please offer whatver insight you can, to help Dad through this; and perhaps
some insight to advise the Scout in his behavior and response to his Dad.
There are some normal pronlems here - Dad concerned that his son is seen as
"getting by"; so more pressure on the boy; normal neglect that occurs
automatically when the SM has a boy in the troop; but -
- their relationship is normal,and mostly very strong. They like each
- Dad is Woodbadge trained
- this is the oldest son, so the boy and the Dad are learnig together
- Mom is supportive
These are good people. I am looking for some educational, perhaps
inspirational thoughts, ideas on what to expect and suggestions on ways thay
can work through the rough spots. I know the Scout and tha SM well; there
will be a few rough spots.
Reply privately if you wish.
Bob Nix, Chaplain, Troop 316, Greensboro, NC