Re: Parental involvement
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Mon, 11 Jul 1994 08:21:44 CST
Jeannie, your idea of EXPECTING parents to register reminds me of the scout
troop I was in as a youth. When a boy came to join the troop, he got two
applications, one youth and one adult. Both were required before he was
registered. Among other things, it got Scouting Magazine into the home as
well as Boys' Life.
Typically, about 80 percent of the parents were active enough to attend the
quarterly committee meetings. I even recall the meeting where only one boy's
parent was not present. That parent called the next day to offer assistance
and ended up being an ASM (pressure from his son).
I really believe that if parents are EXPECTED to participate, they are more
likely to do so. But, participation must be meaningful if it is to be
expected to continue.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 18
JHS8 at OSUVM1.BITNET JHS8 at VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU (Internet)
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