scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Lack of Scouting influence ??
Bob Lazell (rlazell@QED.NET
Tue May 02 2000 - 17:58:04 CDT
> But -- WHO signs those permission slips so he can go on outings?
> Obviously NOT his parents/legal guardians.
No, there you would be wrong. Obviously, unless a parent or guardian signs
permission slips etc. the boy will not be going along on outings. But, get
that single first parent/guardian signature on the application for
membership and that Scout can come to weekly meetings, patrol events and
experience quite a bit of Scouting. You would also be wrong to think that
parents who object to scouting don't wish to take advantage of the
child -watching service we provide for the "price" of a signed permission
No, we cannot kidnap a kid into Scouting, but, if you read my complete post
you will see that I said quite a bit more about the proactive steps I take
when a boy is catching flack for wanting to be involved in Scouts. I've paid
a boys way to Summer camp or trips out of my own pocket and you'd be
surprised how quickly that makes reluctant parents glad to allow their sons
It's all to easy to walk away from the most difficult cases in Scouting,
but, we are letting down the boys we SERVE when we do so.
SM Troop 127
Valley Cottage, NY