Re: CUB SCOUTS SPORTS
Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Sun, 6 Feb 1994 22:47:56 +000
On Sun, 6 Feb 1994, Neal Kostanski wrote:
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> Subject: CUB SCOUTS SPORTS
> The Cub Pack I belong to is thinking about starting a cub scout sports
> program based on the Cub Scout Sports books publish by BSA. I wanted to
> poll the Cub Scout Leaders out in internet for their experience and
> Does anyone have a sports program running? How does it work? How active
> are the boys in it? How do you fund the program? All your personal
> experiences relating to this topic are welcome.
> Yours In Scouting.
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I casn't speak of the BSA program, but we used to run an inter-Pack
soccer league here in Greenwich, London. The games were played on a local
common. Packs were encouraged to play as many kids as turned up, so
sometimes the whole team changed at half-time. Priority was given in most
packs to kids who did not play for school or club teams - i.e. the kids
with three left feet who were keen but " motor morons " got to play too.
Trouble is some of the parents took it too seriously, and a few years ago
our Assistant District Commissioner, who was refereeing the finals, had
an ice cream thrown at him by a Dad.
As a result the boys were told that if their parents misbehaved the pack
would be disqualified ... so the kids had to look after their parents
instead of vice versa!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City