Re: New Subscriber - Scott Smith
R. Gary Hendra ("AMGATE::HENDRG"@SSVAX1.SSD.LORAL.COM)
Wed, 11 May 1994 11:25:06 -0700
From: Hendra, Gary
Date: Wed, May 11, 1994 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: New Subscriber - Scott Smith
To: Scouts-L Subscribers
Welcome on board. You will find this system fascinating, as I do, and much
more pleasant than rec.scouting.
Regarding your situation, I cannot help you with program, as I am a Webelos Den
Leader, but I can give you a little big picture advice. If you want to have a
strong, growing troop, you must have a lot more than just communication with a
Cub Scout Pack. Your troop needs to have a very close, formal association with
at least one Pack, better yet more than one. You can establish that kind of
association by contacting the Cubmaster, or you can work with your DE, or both.
The association is of the nature that the Cubs know where they will be after
crossover. They know you, they know the other scouts. Your troop must provide
Den Chiefs to the Pack. You need to attend Pack Meetings. Your troop needs to
be at the Pack campout. You need to invite second year Webelos to Troop
activities other than the regular meeting. And it all works together, to make
the Pack and the Troop strong, and serve the boys better.
Why do you have to do this? Because you will never survive by just recruiting
out of Junior High School.
Yours in Scouting,
Gary Hendra, Pack 105, Milpitas, CA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City