Re: Den Organization
Jim Waldrep (jwaldrep@CHAR.VNET.NET)
Fri, 15 Oct 1993 21:04:12 -0400
I think that the problem in this case is lack of support at the District
and Council level. This is the level which has the pull to get in to the
schools. Before our last "school night for scouting", the council had
already gone to each elementary school and made presentations. Some
schools had a large assembly and some allowed the presenters to go from
class to class. This was all done along with a mass mailing just to get
the prospective cubs and their parents to the schools on "school night".
On the original question of den organization, I feel that it is very
important to separate the dens by grade level. The material is very "age
appropriate" and a Webelo or Bear would not sit still very long for the
material in the Wolf book.
Finally, on the subject of unresponsive Pack
Committees and Cubmasters - (I might get drummed out of the list for
this, although I sincerely hope not) - I say that good old marketplace
competition rules. If the unit you are involved in is unorganized and
apathetic, you have two choices. 1. Get in there and make enough noise
that people start to get involved and do their part. or 2. Find a unit
which has adults which are committed to giving the boys a quality
program. Our pack picked up 5 transfers from other packs in our city at
the beginning of this school year. The marginal units will either shape
up or cease to exist. Survival of the fittest.
This is my first posting after lurking for 2 weeks. And then I have to go
and start with something controversial. Please folks be gentle with me, I
am a novice :-).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City