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SheriB

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  1. I think accross the board, that the ratio of SN Scouts to Average Scouts is less than say public scoool populations. The higher concentration I believe comes from certain troops attracting more special needs scouts than others. We rejected 3 other area troops before settling on the one we're in, and that goes for a couple other families I know of also.
  2. I do not expect with our leader ratio that any scout should change thier schedule to have a buddy with them, I understand that the schedule may change because of enrollment issues, but that was not the case here. His prerequisites were completed, the only reason he didn't get to go to his selections was because none of the adults would accompany him....and no, they are not working the camp, for the most part I didn't see them doing much of any thing, and the troop paid for most of the registration costs. "The opportunity was certainly provided." For my son, it was not...he was told that he h
  3. In response to "scoutldr"-- I think you misunderstand what I have asked from our troop leadership...#1 that the schedule that they fill out at the PLC meetings be given to my son (schedules & expectations are critical to him)...#2 That at meetings, everyone is treated fairly...because of his poor eye contact & body language, he has been singled out to be blamed for things that other Scouts have done...#3 That he be allowed to isolate himself when he feels the need within the meeting or activity area (to sit under a table, in a corner, under a tree) while he calms down. #4 That mee
  4. As a mother of 2 special needs scouts & a DL, WL, TCM, and whatever other minor hats I wear in the Pack/Troop with special needs, it doesn't surprise me that some parents don't report issues, but it does frustrate me. Unfortuantely, the coin does have 2 sides....I am extremely frustrated that after disclosing my eldest's disability, including detailed ways to minimize problems, and explicit directions to deal with melt-downs, the powers that be in our troop continue to ignore these suggestions. The very "boy led" troop's answer is, you or your dh will just have to stay with him at all
  5. I'd also like to chime in on "rude" vs "symptom" My 13 yo son has AS, and as dedicated as I am to making allowances for his disabilities, there are times that I am CERTAIN that he's playing me....until he melts down & out pops the "real" issue behind the behavior. He has always proven me wrong when I believe he's pushing my buttons. Since I wasn't in on the original thread, I don't know what the behaviors are, to help find an explanation, but I've become pretty good at finding the keys. What I've found with my son is that he understands when a certain behavior is rude (at least he does
  6. I'd also like to chime in on "rude" vs "symptom" My 13 yo son has AS, and as dedicated as I am to making allowances for his disabilities, there are times that I am CERTAIN that he's playing me....until he melts down & out pops the "real" issue behind the behavior. He has always proven me wrong when I believe he's pushing my buttons. Since I wasn't in on the original thread, I don't know what the behaviors are, to help find an explanation, but I've become pretty good at finding the keys. What I've found with my son is that he understands when a certain behavior is rude (at least he does
  7. We do, but it hasn't been very effective for the issues in our troop.
  8. My two sons, 13 & 11, have been in Scouts since Tigers. My oldest has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of Autism. To look at him in a photo, there is no clue that he is disabled in any way. When it was time for him to cross over, we searched for a mainstreamed troop that has empathetic leaders, experience with disabliities, and caring Scouts. We found what seemed a perfect troop for him. But, when he joined Boy Scouts, nearly 4 years ago, his differences, and thier preparedness to lead & serve him became painfully obvious to everyone in the Troop. I have done all I can to educate the
  9. For the Webelos cross over, our pack presents the boys with a large plaque commenorating their acheviements while they were cubs. We mount ALL of their ranks, prog. toward ranks, arrow points, belt loops & pins, activity badges, derby & regatta medals, literally everything they EARNED (not camp patches, etc.) Problem being, this year, two of our boys have lost the Tiger Cub Leather belt totem and the Greater St. Louis Tiger Cub Graduate pocket patches. Both of these were discontinued when the program changed in 2001 (These guys were tigers in 2000) ANy suggestions? Also, we're tryi
  10. These were the instant recognition totems that were used BEFORE 2001 for the boys in Tiger cubs. It was a brown leather belt totem that had 2 thongs for adding Orange & White beads for family activities & electives. These were in addition to the iron on paw prints. These Tiger items were discontinued when the BSA introduced the Tiger Rank insignia & changed the program. And, NO, the Arrow of Light Boards are not dealing with advancement, it's a large plaque that displays all of the awards, advancements & acheivements that the boys earned while they were Cub Scouts. W
  11. HELP! I've got 2 Webelos scouts who've lost their tiger cub leather progress toward rank belt totems and Tiger Cub Graduate Pocket Patches and we're doing their Arrow of Light Boards in 2 weeks. We're also looking for 2 replacement Skating Belt Loops and Pins. The Tiger Cub Graduate Patch that we're looking for was an orange patch with yellow border offered in St. Louis. Any Ideas where I can find these items?
  12. HELP! I've got 2 Webelos scouts who've lost their tiger cub leather progress toward rank belt totems and Tiger Cub Graduate Pocket Patches and we're doing their Arrow of Light Boards in 2 weeks. We're also looking for 2 replacement Skating Belt Loops and Pins. The Tiger Cub Graduate Patch that we're looking for was an orange patch with yellow border offered in St. Louis. Any Ideas where I can find these items?
  13. HELP! I've got 2 Webelos scouts who've lost their tiger cub leather progress toward rank belt totems and Tiger Cub Graduate Pocket Patches and we're doing their Arrow of Light Boards in 2 weeks. We're also looking for 2 replacement Skating Belt Loops and Pins. The Tiger Cub Graduate Patch that we're looking for was an orange patch with yellow border offered in St. Louis. Any Ideas where I can find these items?
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