scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Summer Camp Problem
Just Kelly (borden@HOME.COM
Wed Jul 05 2000 - 09:29:58 CDT
Sounds like your son is in a great troop! Right now my son is only a Cub,
but the subjects of Boy Scouts and Eagle rank have already come up. At
least two mothers in our den are convinced their sons will be Eagle Scouts.
I guess my goals for my son are much more modest. I want him to be a good
Scout. I want him to have lots of fun and enjoy the companionship of other
boys with common goals (he has three sisters, so.....). If he makes Eagle
I'll be proud of him; if he doesn't make Eagle I will still be proud of him.
I want the accomplishments to be his not mine (this is where the hard part
comes in <g>!)
Nothing surprised me more then my first child's first report card! I was
amazed how much I felt that it was a reflection of *me* and what I had done.
Less then top grades have meant that I haven't worked hard enough to help my
children achieve. I can understand how parents can feel the same way about
their son's achievements in Scouts, but I'm going to try *really* hard to
back off emotionally and allow him to stand on his own.
A woman without freckles is like a night without stars
>My 17 year old son invited a friend over for dinner last night. Learning
>involved our family is in Scouts, my son's friend told us that he joined a
>last year (he was 16), but quit because the SM kept telling him he was
>his time because he was to old and didn't have enough time to get Eagle. My
>said, come join our Troop, it's all run by the boys, the adults are cool
>have lot's of fun.
>Scoutmaster's sons get more than their fair share of Scouting, so I've
>wondered how my two would look back on their scouting experience when they
>adults. I think one just told me. Thanks Neal for reminding us that
>survives today because of the fun we had yesterday. I love this Scouting
>Scoutmaster Troop 386