scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Summer Camp Problem
Darryl Hammill (darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET
Mon Jul 03 2000 - 07:50:06 CDT
Just returned from a week of Summer Camp at Camp Durant in North
Carolina. All was well with the Scouts - an overall successful camp for
most of the Scouts.
But, there was one problem (same problem - two Scouts). Two first year
Scouts decided to play "hooky" a couple of days. As a result they did
not receive as many rank advancements (first year camper program) or
merit badges when compared to the other 2 first year Scouts. When we
questioned them (the Scoutmaster and I) they made various sorted
excuses. In the final analysis we had two Scouts who seemed less
concerned than their parents. While the SM and I feel a bit of
responsibility - we cannot follow all 22 Scouts around. And, considering
we had two other 1st year Scouts who did follow though and attend every
class/event what are we supposed to assume (beyond the obvious fact that
these two Scouts might not really care).
I would like to hear suggestions on how the others on this list have
handled this sort of situation.