scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Leader Who Breaks The Rules
Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU
Fri May 12 2000 - 09:29:56 CDT
>Sorry Jim, but i think you missed the point. Putting a 5 year old on 2nd base
>to play is not the same as having him WITH his parent on a campout where the
>parent can actively supervise vs. watching the game.
Hi Darrell, Ellers!
I wasn't talking about him playing baseball.....I wouldn't have him
anywhere on the hardball field doing ANYTHING during a game!....it is
simply a fraught-with-danger environment...furthermore if the leader is out
there to LEAD SCOUTS how can s/he also be in 100% supervision of his/her
child? S/he's EITHER doing one or doing the other.
Sorry, we welcome leaders of all kinds....married, single, single-parent,
female, male, blue, green or otherwise.....but we want them to be fully
aware of the situation regarding the scouts. Leaders who are distracted by
having to watch their toddlers are of little use to us. We would simply
say, "Hey, come right on back when you have time to join us without your
Now I'm not gonna say that there has NEVER been a case of a leader who had
a younger child out for a few hours....but on ANY kind of regular basis or
even overnight?.....nope! Not unless it is an organized and advertised
family that has a program specially tailored for family inclusion and
BLUE SKIES!, Any day above ground is a good day!
Jim Peterson (of the Kansas variety)
ADC, Pelathe District
Heart of America Council Eagle Class of 1963
ASM, T-55, Lawrence, Kansas Brotherhood, Tamegonit Lodge
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