>> Sunday, February 15, 2015
I've spent many, many hours recently writing letters, wording reply slips, investigating options, setting up trips, emailing Rangers, texting Rangers, printing letters and handing them out to Rangers. Everything has a reply date on it, some are marked 'urgent - must reply by...'
I have had one parent send me a no, and another parent send me a maybe to one 'urgent response needed' nothing from 17 girls and 2 responses from parents on their behalves.
I feel like I'm slogging away setting up 'opportunities' for girls that don't care and have absolutely no appreciation of work I do for them or the work involved. At meetings they rarely listen to me, Cog is the worst for that, she continues to chat and laugh with her BFF regardless of what I am saying. No respect at all.
I've chased parents for gift aid forms 2, 3 or 4 times over. I am absolutely positive that only 2 the parents have any idea how much effort I put in for their children. One is a Scouter (and his wife was Bunny Guider, she spoke to me once about how much I was doing for each girl individually) and the other is my friend who often listens to my moans with tea and blessed sympathy. There are 4 other Rangers who have parents who are current or ex guiders and scouters but I'm still not sure they get it. I don't think there is enough contact with parents for them to realise what I am doing or how much the girls don't respond.