I am not maintaining that everyone has to sign up as a unit leader. But everyone that has a child in a BSA unit should do something. Go on a couple of campouts. Help run an activity. Teach a merit badge that you have competence in (there's 106 of them, you have competence in at least one). I'd wondering, though, why you feel that either you or your wife have to go on every single Troop campout?
posted on 06/02/2003 11:28:37 AM PDT
Unfortunately I am one of those parents who may be too protective of my children. I'm sure that after a bit, as I build confidence and my children get older, I may loose that tendancy. At the present time though, I am a firm believer that no one looks after you children like you look after your children.
I say that with mixed feelings though because many times my children have had their friends join us for different things and I care for and protect their friends just as I do my own. Also I frequently take many of our church children to different events/activities, caring and protecting them as my own.
Since I know that I'm not a "super parent" or even necessarily better at it than others, Intellectually I know that others will care for mine just a well as me. Just doesn't seem like it when they are with someone else.
There has to be a study of people like me somewhere. My wife does temper my over cautiousness.
posted on 06/02/2003 11:40:45 AM PDT
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