Positions of Responsibility in Advancement Resources Posted March 10, 2014 Don't apologize for me..... Scouting is a horrible shadow of what it once was......I am not even speaking of my time in scouting as the sun had already began to set on my time.........Fricken millennial Parents......Every body is special, deserves a title, a Trophy or a pat on the back for not crying because they didn't receive the Pink Elephant Petting Merit badge, even though he wasn't in attendance. Helicopter parents........Cub leaders who don't understand or won't understand the intent of the boy scout program Weak poorly trained Adult Leaders whether they gate keep or the ones that Participation equals completion bunch......Grow a spine, follow the guidelines for safety and advancement. Or the Other Adults that think Boy Scouting is a Family outdoor adventure club.... So we have a mom here who is going to start meddling in the troop.......Just like she did in Tiger Cubs push her scout to the head of the line.... My Troop has grown and I am very sure it was not a good thing.....I am dealing with a few moms and grandmothers now....whose scout joined our unit less than 2 months ago and think they should be SPL, PL or even God for that matter. So NO, I don't have any sympathy and a complete understanding of this MOM....... So Guys, just curious here, In her scouts Football team.....How far would a phone call to the coach go to make her son Team Captain????? NO WHERE....... Ya, I am grumpy this morning........After spending an hour receiving abuse from a mom not unlike this yesterday......Our conversation ended with "No, I will not appoint your scout to any position and NO I will not assign him a project, His SPL or PL will assign him the position. Furthermore YOU are not to speak to the SPL, your scout will need to ask him for an assignment and If I hear of you speaking to the SPL on your scouts behalf, your scout will be asked to leave our unit." If I deal with this mom again on this subject before the end of the week I think her scout will be asked to leave. Just very tired of overbearing parents trying to jam their boys through the program. So what has he done for the previous 5 years in scouting. Boys in my troop generally advance once a year, with little extra effort put into advancement.