scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: I'M GOING TO GIVE UP!!
Dianna Young (diannay@EARTHLINK.NET
Fri Nov 19 1999 - 11:21:49 CST
This sounds like my bunch. I have tried the den doodles but I let them wear
them. especially to the pack meetings they can show them off then. It was
interesting you mentioned meeting at a church. Last year we met at the
church that sponsors our troop. When I told them this year we were meeting
at the library they said... Oh no now we have to be quiet. Houston we have
From: Sharon Hill <avonhill@HOME.COM>
To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU <SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU>
Date: Monday, November 15, 1999 10:28 AM
Subject: I'M GOING TO GIVE UP!!
>I wanted to get some feedback on a discipline problem.
> I started the tear with 6 scouts in my den. Now I am down to 4. One
>qiut because his parents just could not get the time to participate with
>their work schedules. Fortunately they really are not a big loss to me.
>Another boy quit supposedly because he just did not like it, what ever it
> Anyway we just got home from another den meeting. And of course I
>threatened to quit. I'm trying real hard to keep going this year but next
>year I want to take the committee chair over. I guess my biggest problem
>my own son. I thought maybe it was a combination of him and another boy
>that just quit) but today it was only three boys at the meeting and he
>ticked me off big time. I have two other sons that going to be scouting,
>is a Tiger now. I really enjoy being involved in the scouts and do spend
>alot of time working on stuff for the den and the pack meetings. I think
>moving to committee chair and not dealing with the boys directly is the
>thing for me. Our Webelos den, first year, is the only one in the pack. Has
>anyone every had a den with both first and second year together? I do have
>an assistant leader but he really doesn't help much. He is very laid back
>and will not disicpline the boys. With only four kids it is hard to split
>and take the others son.
> I am going to try the candle thing. I told my son about it and all I
>got was " That's stupid, I'm not going to do it." I also heard about the
>marbles in the jar. You would think with such few boys it would be easy to
>keep their attenion. We did a project today and the moment it was done they
>got out of hand. The other three boys really want to keep going with
>and I feel bad for them. One told me that he can join another pack if it
>does not get taken care of. I told him that I would not blame him if he
>does. I am trying to get someone else to take over for next year but that
>how I got this job to start with, because noone else could .
> Does anyone else have this much trouble? We meet at the library right
>now, I thought it would be less distracting than my basement. It is to a
>point, but now the librarians get upset because the boys can't keep quiet
>enough. I think we need to find a new meeting place already. I am at a
>loss of what to do. I can punish my son at home but it really does not
>How do you gain control and respect when you never had it to start with? I
>am the first to admit it is my son and I do not tell him to be an example
>for the others, that is not fair. He apologizes to me and says he will be
>better but I know he won't.
>Any suggestion that I haven't heard already?
>Thanks for listening,
>Central New Jersey Council
>Pack 35 Semeos