Chris Schmidt (CSCHMIDT@DISNEY.IMAGE.KODAK.COM)
Mon, 13 Jun 1994 21:35:53 -0400
Rick Clements wrote:
"It suggested that if volunteers built more of a relation
ship with the parents, there would be less lawsuits. My Question is
I can only answer for myself on this one. As the advisor to the
Trailblazer program for my troop I make it known to the new parents whom
I am as advisor and ASM. I need to be the one to approach them. Alot of
parents, especially in large active troops do not know who to go to. Most
SM are busy with their boards or troubles and way to many people hit them up.
I am amazed at how much information these parents ask for once they
know who to call upon. I give them a troop roster of the adult staff with my
name circled on it. This way they can place the name and hopefully the
face with the first person they contacted. I ask them to give me a call if
they have any question. I can always give them the SM number or the Committee
Chair persons number if I can't answer their questions.
I have always tried to take as much off the shoulders of our SM as
I can. We as ASM's should be as visable to the boys and their parents.
ASM Troop 90, Chili, N.Y.
Eagle Class of 1969
Ty-Ohni Lodge 95
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City