Re: Must you be present to '
Peter Van Houten (peterva@QM.WV.TEK.COM)
Wed, 23 Feb 1994 07:47:43 -0800
RE>Must you be present to '
Jim - You've received several good comments, which all seem to work in this
situation. Allow me to suggest what not to do....
The AOL ceremony is one of the best opportunities to inspire Cub Scouts. In
our Pack I go to great lengths to make it the highest, best, most honoring
ceremony I've come up with. (Ours is tonight, BTW). If a boy misses I would
mention his name, but ensure I don't make a big deal out of his absence,
rather focus on those present. In most cases nobody realizes the absence or
that it is 'acceptable' to miss the ceremony.
In follow-up I would present the award personnally to the boy, as soon as
possible after the ceremony. I would also ask if we could publically
recognize him at his first Court of Honor.
Best of luck!
In Scouting . . .
Peter Van Houten / E-Mail:
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City