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    • I would imagine that he can content himself knowing that he is the kind of clergyman who follows the directives of his superiors. I can relate to that. As a teacher and scout leader, I have often had to follow rules and directives that I personally felt were less than helpful to my students and scouts. I think we all have. Take, for example, the federally subsidized school lunch program. I understand the good intentions of the program, but it upsets me to tell a hungry child that he/she can't have any more food because a bureaucrat in Washington has decided that every child needs to be on a low-cal, low-fat, low-salt, high-fiber diet. I do breakfast and lunchroom duty, and I absolutely hate turning away hungry children. It goes against my very nature. One of the few good things I have to say about BSA is that they don't require units to participate in any federally regulated food programs.    
    • Excellent!! I'm glad to hear that the kids had an opportunity to learn from their mistakes and grow their experience and wisdom.
    • As a leader you can only treat what you know about.  Also I would not be too concerned about the antibiotics.  That may be a CYA by the ER. Could be a good learning experience for the troop that all injuries need to be reported to the leaders so proper care can be provided.  That's why we have the big honking medical kit (smaller one for backpacking) on all outings
    • That's okay.  He can content himself with knowing that he's the kind of clergyman who would refuse to help a young parishioner as he grew up to find the cure for cancer leading to his earning the Nobel Prize.
    • Did he go home  early or were you with him last year? I ask because only twice have I seen anxiety like what you are describing with a 2nd year, or later, camper. First time was a camper who left early his first summer. Long story short camp was literally down the road from mom, mail made him homesick, and she picked him up Wednesday, we had a chat with mom about the letters and about not picking him up the 2nd year. Yes, he was severely homesick, but he made it through. The second instance was more complicated. This was an 18 year old camp staffer working staff for the first time. Dad was his SM and they did everything together: camp outs, summer camp as a camper, even a HA trip. Outside of Scouting, whenever he did out of town sports trips, dad went with him, although dad was doing his own thing. Long story short, Staffing camp was the first time he was away from dad ever. He did OK the first year, and is working camp again.  
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