Getting Units to come to Roundtable - any ideas
Jack W. Weinmann (bk233@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Wed, 10 Mar 1993 12:36:43 -0500
Keith Garbutt resopnded to my Roundtable Publication Questions and in his
reply he mentioned another problem for the folks on the list to address:
[Publication reply deleted -- with thanks, Keith]
>If anyone has any good ideas about how to get the perenial no show
>units to come to roundtable please share them with us - So far I
>have tried sending letters (at my expense) phoning a week prior to the
>roundtable and even offering to take the Roundtable to them!
I'm sure that many of the Roundtable Staffers on the list have been having
the same problem. I have seen our roundtable drop from an all time high of
77 attendees to *18* for a low! This is in a district that has 60+ Packs!
We too have done telephone committees, etc... and I even make a Recruiter
award (by computer - of course!) that is handed out to any leader who
brings a first timer to roundtable. We give every first timer a leather
concho with the Tandy Cub Scout stamp on it and a plastic lacing through it
to make a necklace upon which attendance beads are strung. They also
receive a plastic bandaid dispenser that can be attatched to a keychain. I
tell them that roundtable is "First Aid for Leaders" and usually make a
joke that if they work with boys, they always need bandaids! 8-) We then
sing the newcomers a rousing chorus of "We're Glad To See You Here" and
have them announce their name, unit, and what they do in the unit.
So OK out there, does anyone have any really good proven methods for
bringing in no-show units to roundtable?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City