Dave Hultberg (dave.hultberg@PAONLINE.COM)
Tue, 9 Nov 1993 22:11:01 LCL
> From: Jeff Menaker 814 862-7494 <JXM181@PSUVM.PSU.EDU>
> I'm sure that this problem is not unique to us, so I was wondering
> if those of you who have had this problem in the past who are just
> getting over it, have any great ideas on how to encourage parents
> to take an active role at troop meetings, on campouts, and other
> various activities that a troop normally partakes in?
In the troop I'm in they have minimized the problem by recruiting a lot of
Assistant Scoutmasters! Some of us have boys in the troop, but several do not.
We also have a very active troop committee. Committee members are available
to cover if an ASM can't. One thing my troop has done successfully is to hand
an adult transfer application to the Webelos Den Leaders as their boys bridge
to the troop. We also pay for Scoutmastership Fundamentals and Wood Badge
training for our leaders.
Yours in the world fellowship of Scouting,
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ASM Troop 196, Keystone Area Council, Eagle Scout '67, ASTA 1781 (CSPs)
Brotherhood member Susquehannock Lodge XI, and a good old Bobwhite too, NE-VI-34
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