scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: "We'd really like to help you with that, but we work".
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Sun Mar 12 2000 - 23:24:27 CST
I was once asked by a mother why we didn't offer more summer activities in
the daytime on weekdays. When I replied that I was at work during those
hours she asked, "Oh, you have another job too?"
Then I politely and patiently explained that Scouting was only a volunteer
activity I did in my spare time, without pay and at my own expense. She
was very embarrassed. Soon she found some spare time to assist the troop
now and then and developed a better appreciation for the program.
She too became a volunteer Scouter.
Scoutmaster Troop 33