Re: A Doozie of a Situational Question
Sam Richart (richart@SPK.HP.COM)
Wed, 29 Sep 1993 09:19:41 PDT
I was begining to think you had the answer for everything. Your
knowledge of the scouting program is impressive. There are times reading this
list that I feel like I am around a campfile listening to scouting stories
just enjoying myself. As for the unit problem:
I have found, working with a couple of units, that the quickest way
to increase membership is just simply to offer the best program possible.
Get the boys talking about it. A real affective method is to do a skill
demonstration during a public event, for example, how about a cooking
demonstration just before (or as part of the program) a PTA meeting. A
service project for the church (or maybe the city park?)sometime when parents
and potential Scouts will be there.
If the boys are having fun doing it then you stand the best chance for
growth. One unit I have worked with was doing spring cleanup for a resident
on a busy street (this was a fund raiser). The activity, laughter, songs
attracted a lot of attention and the unit gained 3 new scouts that day. I
believe this falls into the KISMIF catagory, emphasis on F.
I contacted the Lodge Advisor (OA) from when I was lodge chief. I told him how
much I learned from him and respected him. He died less than 2 months later,
I could not attend the funeral. God Bless him.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City
Your walk talks and your talk talks.
But your walk talks louder than your talk talks.
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Asst. District Commisioner
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