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  1. ScoutMom45036

    My new Scout's going to camp but freaking out

    Thank you. And this is one of the things I love most about scouting.
  2. ScoutMom45036

    My new Scout's going to camp but freaking out

    I think I will volunteer for half the week and set clear boundaries so he is not my "shadow."
  3. ScoutMom45036

    My new Scout's going to camp but freaking out

    I understand the suggestions, but knowing my kid, I have to set clear boundaries with how much time he spends with me at camp. Thanks for speaking up for anxious kids, though.
  4. ScoutMom45036

    My new Scout's going to camp but freaking out

    Thanks. This is the conclusion I have reached... I will go for half the week. Scouting itself is a good fit, but you are right...a bad experience would make him want to quit....and I value him staying.
  5. ScoutMom45036

    My new Scout's going to camp but freaking out

    I love this. Very thoughtful response.
  6. ScoutMom45036

    My new Scout's going to camp but freaking out

    No overnight camp without me, but lots of pack campouts. I didn't think camping by himself was a big deal, since he vacations with his dad in a remote location each summer (no cell service).
  7. ScoutMom45036

    My new Scout's going to camp but freaking out

    Sorry for late reply....on vaca. I have thought about this.
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    My new Scout's going to camp but freaking out

    David CO, I get what you're saying, but my son loves Scouts. He is struggling with being away from me. We are meeting with his therapist tonight, and I am pretty sure I will attend half of camp (as a certified leader), with the understanding that I am there to serve the whole troop and that he can't be my shadow. The other half he is on his own. My goal is to raise an independent kid.
  9. I have been an involved Cub Scout mom for 6 years, and my 11yo recently crossed over to Boy Scouts. I want him to go to the weeklong camp this summer (Ransburg in IN); I feel it's important to start scouting with an immersive experience. He is bucking it big time. Supposedly he doesn't want to go because I won't be there. Backstory: his father and I divorced when he was young, and while we're both involved, he prefers time with me. His dad is not involved in scouting. As a school teacher, I could get certified as a volunteer and go to camp--but helping him become independent is a major reason I want him in scouting. He does see a counselor for anxiety and emotional issues. BTW I am not a hover mom-- I am excited about him trying new things at camp--but he is freaking out. Thoughts? TIA
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