scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Two Threads / Two comments
Bill Sheehan (w.sheehan.jr@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Wed Feb 16 2000 - 08:39:10 CST
Patrick Hummert wrote:
> Dear Bill and all the rest:
> As many times as this has gone around, you would
> Do the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts all fall under
> While I am at it....Why talk to each other! Why grow
> in numbers...Why not stay home and eat pop corn?
> The greatest of feelings has come to me as I walking
> into a tiger Cub Meeting, knowing that some of these
> little guys already know me: "Look, its the
> Scoutmaster.....can we go camping too?"
> Thats why its one Program.....BSA!
What has THIS to do with a RESPONSIBLE parent asking what it will cost
for a boy to fully participate in a troop? No amount of warm and cozy
feelings between a bunch of Tigers and an SM will replace that! It is
not the fault of the Troop or the responsibility of the Pack to pay a
boys way to summer camp, because the parent didn't ask how much. Some
troops car camp, other troops take the Tenderfoot scouts to BWC. We have
troop here in Cleveland that goes to England every other year! The
PARENT needs to ask, to help the boy choose a troop. How valuable is a
relationship when a boy can't afford to participate in the troop and
quits, when he could have joined a troop he could afford to participate