Re: Order in the Court!!
Sinkey, MSgt Stephen (15SASO2.HQAMC@MHS.SAFB.AF.MIL)
Thu, 16 Dec 1993 14:56:00 LCL
How many boys show up for Troop meetings?
- Average of 15
What is the chaos level of your Troop meetings?
(Rating of 1 - 10; 1="Fast Start Model" - 10="Wall St. Black Monday")
When during the meeting is it at its highest?
- At lag times, while things are being set up. Note: Isn't it
surprising how quickly paper airplanes, spit balls, and wads of
paper can be processed, and launched! Before becoming a Scout
Master, I had always thought this could only happen in TV comedy!
Was I in for a rude awakening! ;^)
- Scout Master Minute [note: _I'M_ up front... ;^) GRRRRR!]
and when there's a guest speaker or instructor.
Does it change as the year progresses?
- Yes and no. We tend to notice it more in the winter months because
we meet indoors. As soon as the weather is comfortable enough to
spend 30 to 45 minutes sitting outdoors, we move our meetings to
the city park.
Who generates the most decibels/disorderliness?
- First year Scouts (ditto...)
How often do adults have to step in?
- No more than twice. We have a rule (made by the boys, and
approved by the PLC), only one warning from an adult or youth
leadership--any subsequent disturbances result in the offender
or offenders being sent home, followed by a phone call to parents
When do adults run the meeting?
- Never by design. Occasionally, we do have to move things along,
or get them back on line.
As in every good survey - Comments?
- I don't believe there's anything that can be done to completely
stop the chaos. As long as it's in the spirit of the activity,
such as games and during participative discussions, I believe it
shows the boys are having fun, and bottom line, isn't that one of
the things Scouting should be!
Hope this helps...
SM Troop 34, OVC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City