scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: the wall
Marcia Trudeau (MarciaTX@AOL.COM
Tue Nov 02 1999 - 13:09:14 CST
In my several years of Scouting one of the traits I have seen in a
Scoutmaster that I admire is the ability to delegate and follow the Scouting
program as it is layed out in writing. A Scoutmaster with this skill makes
every effort not to overload any adult (especially him/herself) to the point
of burning out .... and to ensure that the Scouter and son are enjoying the
scouting program together.
When my son went into Scouts, plus wanted to participate in Sports, etc.
etc., I knew it would cause such a hectic life that it would not be enjoyable
for anyone. He therefore was required to make a choice, which was Scouts.
He is enjoying Scouts and is proud of his decision. This, I feel, goes for
Scouters also. Too many community activities burn out the family. If a
parent particpates in the Scouting program only.....that I feel has such an
effect on the community to make a difference. Participating as a soccer
coach, PTA, Save the Whales, Greenpeace..etc.... along with Scouts, will burn
out a family. Parents doing too much in the Scouting program and taking on
too many duties can also make it not enjoyable for the Scout. Sharing the
load is what we need to practice and teach Scouts.
ASM, Troop 132