I have had a few ADHD kids who were on Ritalin etc. and always kept
themselves under real tight control during meetings, when I would
see them at church or school etc. But I remember seeing one kid,
when we got to a campsite, dropped his pack and ran back and forth
discovering everything, yelling and whooping. he had finally reached
a place where it was alright to let go. For about fifteen minutes he
discovered the creek, the beaver dam, the pond, the dead tree with
the hollow in it, the yellowjacket nest, the hill, the willows, as
he ran back and forth seeing everything around. It was exausting
watching him, but one of the high points of my 20 years of scouting.
The kid could be himself. After his fifteen minutes of exileration,
he put his tent up, started working on supper, and was happy just to
sit there contented.
--- In email@example.com, rosaleen43@a... wrote:
> My husband and I always wanted to hide a few rocks in the kids'
> We do have a friend who was Scout Master for another troop. He
actually did tie a rope from his belt to the belt of a kid who was
REALLY hyper. (I knew him as a Special Needs student. He really
was hyperactive. I couldn't fathom how he'd be managed on a trip.
I guess this worked for them.)
> Cheers! Rosaleen
> > From: "Ralph Oborn" <polecatpop@y...>
> > Subject: Re: Strapping
> > While not an ultralighter yet, I'm not into heavy weight either.
> > Although something to slow down my scouts wouldn't be all bad.