More on New Troop Standards
Sleezer, Jim (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Thu, 19 Nov 1992 09:09:02 CST
Bob, I think you will find that there will be plenty of boys
interested in a troop with a good program. And, it's not the big
things that matter. My sons are always happiest when the program
seems to be under control--preferably by the boys, but sometimes it
is acceptable for adults to manage it. For them, the issue is knowing
who will be doing what, i.e., who (or which patrol) will handle the
opening, who will do the program presentation, who is in charge of the
game, etc. They are annoyed when people are not prepared and there is
a lot of waiting while things are set up. They are even more annoyed
when people are not given warning about a part in the meeting--are called
on at the last minute because someone didn't get organized. A little
planning can make even a mediocre program look a lot better.
I applaud your efforts to do some advance preparation and get some things
organized before you jump off the dock. I think you can only expect
success--and that you will find it.
BTW, I have heard a pack, troop and post called a "family". But, mostly
they are a pack and a troop.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City