How do I get my den’s parents to understand the importance of turning in a Health & Medical Form for themselves and their sons for den and pack outings? I’ve stopped planning outings because I’m not sure who would pay if somebody got hurt or forgot their medicine, or needed away-from-home treatment. Also, how do I stress the importance of den dues (it’s only 75 cents a week, and pays their yearly fees plus awards, patches, etc.)? I’m tired of paying out of my own pocket for these. (Name & Council Withheld)
Begin by never, ever paying out of your own pocket. This only leads to anger, frustration, and resentment on your part and “no skin in the game” on their part.
No Health & Medical form? Simple: Don’t let the parents drive away, leaving their son with you, unless they hand you this form. If they don’t, they get to take their son home. No “second chances,” no “We forgot it—we’ll bring it next time,” no more baloney. They have it and give it to the outing leader or they take little Fargus home with them.
No den dues? Same thing: Take little Fargus home right now—bring him back when Click To Continue Reading
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