- Slacker: a person who evades his or her duty or work; shirker.
Slacking in scouting and for that matter in anything you do is not acceptable. May you need to take the following steps in order to ensure the negative behavior stops:
- Rethink the whether or not you A) have time for the position, B) are interested in doing the position, and C) if you are needing to work in the position. If there is any hestitation or cloudly areas to the answers of these questions find a adult leader you trust and work through why or why not the leadership position is not working for you.
- If rethinking is not enough then maybe you need to take a break from scouting. Taking a break from scouting even while in a leadership position is okay if handled in the right way. It is not okay to just stop showing up to meetings but you should contact your assigned adult advisor and inform him/her you are having problems and need a break. Hopefully the adult will understand, even if he does not at least you were communicating your needs which is the mature think to do.
- Set a time frame for when to comeback, don't just say "I will come back in 2 months" instead agree to a specific date and stick to the date.
- Return the the program and pick up where you left off.
- If after the return the the program you still find you are just being a slacker and nonchalant about scouting then maybe your interests could be changing. Try finding something in scouting you enjoy but if you can not find something you enjoy then pursue other alternatives to ensuring you are enjoying life.
Yours in Scouting Service