RE: Welcoming new leaders
Paul Russell (mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Fri, 9 Oct 1992 15:09:22 EDT
You want to be used? Want to work with Cub Scouts? Want to move to central
Florida? If the answer is yes to ALL these questions, have I got a job for
Seriously. Ignore those folks at roundtable. Find a Cub Pack near where you
live. All you should need to do is contact the local elementary school. I'd
be willing to bet that if you showed up and told someone that you wanted to
help, they would make you feel VERY welcome.
story time ...
When my oldest boy was old enough to join Cub Scouts, I went with him to a
School Night For Scouting program. I went with full intention of volunteering
to do something at the pack level. Well after I got my son and wife (sure you
can handle being a den leader) I was about to seek out the Cubmaster to
volunteer. He beat me to it. He came over with one of the best hurt puppy looks
I'd seen. He asked if I would be willing to help out. You could tell by his
tone that he had asked that a lot that night and been turned down. When I
answered with a simple "yes" you could have knocked him over with a feather.
That was five years ago. He and I are still running Scouting units (he's my
... end of story
The moral of the story is go out and knock someone over with a feather.
Besides real Scouting is done at the unit level.
SM, Troop 565
CC, Pack 565, Deltona, FL
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City