RE: SUSPECT SPAM: Re: [Scouter_T] New Units of Supplemental Train ing
Telling someone off in front of a large crowd certainly does not
fit the Scout law. I am a father of a son who was classified one
level below ADD. He took ritalin to help him concentrate. And
yes, lucky for me he was not hyperactive. I have seen dens with
a few hyperactive kids and I have felt sorry for the leaders because
I know it is difficult. It seems to me that the commissioner was
expressing a feeling to you on the hardness of your task.
As a CSRT staff member I ran a discussion on my experiences with
classified boys and had a leader come up to me later to thank me
for sharing, since she was in the same boat herself with her son.
My question is why the parents of that boy didn't volunteer at the
start as a co-leader, or offer to help out, or explain the problem
and how it could be handled. Training should help but unfortunately
not everyone is up to handling 'problem' children and that doesn't make
them bad people. My eldest daughter is a special ed teacher and my
other daughter used to work with autistic children, God bless them
and others who can do what they do, but don't condemn others for
not being able to do this.
The Pack that kicked him out was run by one of my family members. I take
great PRIDE in telling him every chance I get how great this kid is.
The unit Commissioner that told me he felt sorry for me... I promptly
told him in front of a large crowd what a selfish, short-sighted idiot
he was. I also informed him that this boys parents are now a Den Leader,
Treasurer, Committee chair, and Popcorn chair. For some reason this Unit
Commissioner is no longer with us.
The paid professional who told me he wouldn't put up with this boy... He
got an ear full. I reminded him that those of us who _*volunteer*_ in
Scouting do it for the boys, not for the money. Since I volunteer on the
District level in several positions I asked him if maybe he wanted me to
step down so he could fill those positions with other people who think
the way he does. He soon apologized to me. I respected that.
See Scouting is not just for the boys who are easy to work with.
Scouting is for every boy. I guess you can say the same thing about life
though can't you?
My hat is off to National for this presentation, however like many other
topics they have a long way to go on this subject.
Cubmaster, Pack 42
RT Commissioner, Timucua Dist.
Asst. Training Chair, Timucua Dist.
Web Master, Timucua Dist.
"A good old Fox too"
Work Hard, Do Your Best, Keep Your Word, Never Get Too Big For Your
Britches, Trust In God and Never Forget a Friend.
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