munnsy wrote:Does anyone have a list of suggestested questions for the boys to discuss with the person they meet with? Specifically regarding obligations and constitutional rights. it me this sound a little tough for 1st or 1 1/2 scout.
smtroop168 wrote:Interesting comment. How much time do you think it should take?
Mrw wrote:I got some shocked looks about a year ago when someone suggested that we invite someone to a scout meeting to do this since it is almost always the last requirement that a kids has to do, and I said we needed to make them go out and find their own person. And followed that up with a few comments on how we are spoon-feeding too much to kids and we are ending up with whiny, wimpy kids as a result.
Mrw wrote:I routinely tell new parents that I will only give them information on a merit badge counselor once and that the next time their son needs to speak to me about it. And that the boy is expected to call the counselor as learning to make contacts for themselves is part of the aim of the program.
They look a bit surprised at being told to back off and let the kids do things for themselves, but I have not had anyone argue with me about it or need it explained more than once.
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