Re: Getting the boys to lead
Susan Ganther (susan@GIBBS.OIT.UNC.EDU)
Mon, 13 Jun 1994 17:34:51 -0400
On Mon, 13 Jun 1994, August Treubig wrote:
> Anyway, back to your problem.. Generally the first rule should be...
> No part of weekend deals. The boy should in for the whole deal.
I have to disagree with this one. If they have to choose between Scouts
and anything else that happens on a weekend, you are doing a disservice
to the Scout who stays by denying him the felxibility to be able to
participate in other activities. You are doing a disservice to the one
who goes by denying him Scouting. There may be trips where the logistics
make it impossible to accomodate the boy who needs to be at an athletic
event or some other worthwhile event on Friday night, but who can still
get to the campsite sometime Saturday, but why make rules to keep him
from coming when it is not difficult and parents are willing to provide
If it interferes with his ability to lead his patrol, either the patrol
will understand and the assistant patrol leader will take over for him
when he is not there, or they will get fed up and elect someone else.
Either way the Scouts will settle it. If everything ran perfectly they
probably wouldn't learn as much.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City