Re: "Eve" and young men...
S Rhodes (rhodes@CS.MAN.AC.UK)
Tue, 6 Apr 1993 14:00:41 BST
I was a venture scout up to about a year ago ( I am now 22 )
Our venture unit is a mixed unit ( male and female ) and has been going
since about 1985 but now the membership is dwindling somewhat.
The reason is simple - most of the members have gone to university,
and there is only about 3 - 4 left ( it was 12 before )
The only friends that we know are those at ventures or ones that arn't
interseted what so ever in scouting.
Of corse when the universitys have their hols we have a large venture unit,
that does as many activitys as it can. We have had no male - female
problems so far.
Also what we lack is a leader - the first one didn't get on with the group
scout leader and so 'resigned' - but he was excelent. ( the GSL's life
was hell afterwards - we now have another!!! )
The second left spectaualy at a AGM.
I think these are the the 2 main resons why venture units fail after a time
eg leaders not up to it or can't keep up, and lack of "new blood" in the unit.
Now I am a scout leader of the same troop and enjoying it, but I miss my
days as a venture scout very much, even though I go on many venture
activitys ( as do other leaders ) sometime I may become a venture leader -
but not now I think I am too young at the moment.
This is just my 0.02 worth on the subject
Stephen Rhodes firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City