Re: Webelos Program
I mixed you a drink, but you were gone! (V096KDUZ@UBVMS.BITNET)
Mon, 23 Apr 1990 17:50:00 EST
>Our approach has been to enlist (draft?) the aid of the parents. Each
>parent takes 3 meetings. With our pack there were enough familys that
>each meeting had an additional 2 to 3 fathers there to help. In addition,
>the fathers picked the topic from a list provided by the Web. Dir.
Ok... it seems I didn't elaborate enough. This is a Cub Scout Day Camp
with one week intervals. The scouts come in the morning around 8:30 and leave
The problem is definately the parents. At one point we (the staff)
felt that all we were were babysitters doing the parents favors. We gave a
monetary reward to all the parents that participated, but that didn't even
help. I feel that for the sake of maintaining a good program that if parents
won't come that we will have to cut down on the number of kids allowed. I can
understand one arguement that parents work during the day, but some parents
just say, "I'm finally glad I can load them off somewhere else for a week."
That is rediculous!
Last year, one of the mothers says that her "pack" announced that if
there wasn't one parent from each den to go to the camp to help supervise that
no kids from the pack could go to the pack. Is this reasonable???
My question is, if the same situation occurs as last year, what
activities can be done in a large group that will secure the goal of our camp?
Last year, we were so overwelmed by kids that we had no time to
elaborate on our camp theme which was "Pioneers and Indians". We were going to
invite the O/A and we were only able to have them show up for one week because
of time contraints.
I hope this defines the problem a bit better. I'm not talking about
meetings, but rather camp.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City