scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Losing Webelos - was I'm discouraged
Sandy Lenichek (Sqrnot@AOL.COM
Wed Feb 02 2000 - 11:23:38 CST
When I first read your post I just didn't know what to say. (A really rare
situation for me.) But then I thought about my Scouting Life and the reason
that I still spend 1++++ hour :) per week Scouting.
When I was a little girl and a teenager I was a Girl Scout. Both my
Parents and Grandparents were also Scouts. When my son brought home the
round up announcement for school, we joined and I had fun with cub Scouts.
But the thing that REALLY hooked me on Scouting was meeting the BIG Guys the
Junior Councilors at Camp.
These fellas were regular teenagers some with funny clothes and funny
haircuts. But they could look a person right in the eye, they had a purpose,
they had a sense of confidence about them as they went about their
lifegaurding, knot tying, nature projects and hiking. I remember thinking
"This is what I want my boys to be like."
I've been there too sometimes all the good planning and best ideas don't
result in a large turnout...sometimes just my kid.
Jan Mussler said it well <Remember, what you are doing is worth doing,
even if it's for a small audience, and may sometimes be only for your son. >
I would add remember your ultimate goal down the road for your son. Be proud
of yourself that you touched the lives of those boys no matter how briefly.
And that a Cub scout is always successful if they do their best (this
includes Den leaders, too).
Pack 66 and Troop 11 NWTX