Re: Den Leaders
Marc Godbout (Marc_Godbout_at_Notes-Gate@SCENG.UB.COM)
Thu, 3 Feb 1994 12:07:12 PST
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Please don't read into this more than there is. The father is a great guy,
but bottom line is that I think he is burnt-out on scouting and wants out,
but can't do it without losing face with his son. Unlike other packs that
may be faced with this situation, I have parents in reserve that can step
in and be the den leaders (parents that are trained).
How can I work this so it's a WIN-WIN situation, he saves face, the den
survives and everyone walks away better because of it.
As always, in scouting . . .
Peter Van Houten
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If the den leader is *really* interested in leaving, but wants to save face; how
about "promoting" him to Assistant Cubmaster? I think you still have to make
wants to leave, because young boys may see it as a promotion, but I wouldn't
expect any adult who's been around to buy that line. Additionally, he might be
to offload some of your tasks by running events or parts of Pack meetings.
CM Pack 141,
SM Troop 402, (at least they're both in Derry, NH)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City