Re: adult leadership update
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 28 Oct 1992 14:18:09 EST
On Wed, 28 Oct 1992 13:54:32 EST (Mark Wilson x6386) said:
>> From: HOLMAN_JIM/OMGATE_OA@gate.us.ohio-state.edu
>> ... I don't
>> know of ANY packs where each leader has a distinct single job.
>Well you know of one now. Pack 565 (Central Florida Council) enforces the
>national policies concerning leadership. Unfortunately, from time to time
>we have to turn down boys due to a lack of adult leaders. Occasionally we
>are forced to transfer boy to other packs again due to a lack or loss of
>leaders. Parents are made fully aware of the situation. No leader, no den,
>no room, sorry, thanks for your interest.
>Regardless, the pack committee feels strongly that we should follow the
>national policy in this area. One reason is to prevent leader burnout.
>Another is that we are not a babysitting service and refuse to remove any
>pressure on parents to help make the pack work.
Sounds like you have an IDEAL pack, in a MODEL community. SO if you
have a single parent Mom with two CUBS, and one scout, plus a baby,
and she has to work nites! So you tell her to find some other pack?
That is fine for your pack, but it doesn't Help those two CUB aged
boys. Maybe this Mom was already a Den leader for the older boy,
that in Now 11 and maybe she is on the troop comittee? DO you still
say NO! There are a lot of single parent familys, where the parent
has to work evenings! Those KIDS NEED CUBS as much as wee NEED them!
That is my opinion, and the way OUR pack has run! We ask and encourage
parents to help run the FAMILY program of CUB scouts. But we don't
exclude young BOYS if the parent can not be a den leader. There are
already too many reasons that too many young boys are excluded from
CUBS and SCOUTS!
Don Izard, former CM, WDL and pack Chairman
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City