Re: Membership and Quality Programs
Jim Waldrep (jwaldrep@CHAR.VNET.NET)
Sat, 16 Oct 1993 08:38:37 -0400
> Fri, 15 Oct 1993 21:04:12 -0400
> Jim Waldrep <jwaldrep@CHAR.VNET.NET> wrote --
> >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
> >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".
> If the trouble is to get into the schools that is not just a
> District/Council Problem. There should be a good relationship built
> between the unit and the school that the unit services. All to often
> unit leadership waits for the District/Council to organize things.
> Who's unit is it anyway? -- The Unit itself should want to grow not
> be told to do so by the District/Council.
I guess that I should point out that I am in a city which is on the large
side. The schools here have made it clear that they do not want to deal
with the Scouts on an individual unit level because it would result in
so many people trying to get in to talk to the boys. I heartily agree the
the unit must be committed to growth, I just look to the District/Council
to be the facilitator. The Scout program is alive and thriving in the
Charlotte area. Our unit alone experience about a 20% growth this year.
Thanks Mike for your comments.
Cubmaster Pack 11
Charlotte, NC, USA
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