Re: Webeloes Summer Camp
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Fri, 22 Jul 1994 19:33:24 -0400
When I was a Bear Den Leader we had a natural leader in one very onery
Scout, whose conduct was terrible - no discipline at home, never told
"no". We developed a den totem that had each boy's name on it and under
each name was a hook with a leather thong on it. At each meeting we
awarded different colored beads for attending, good conduct, advancement,
Pack and Den Activities, and special accomplishments. When a Cub got 25,
50, 75, and 100 beads he was presented with a Cub Coin, Cub Pen, etc.
(inexpensive items from the Scout Shop purchased with den dues). By about
the third meeting each of the Cubs began to count their beads and the
beads of the other boys. After a couple of months the target Scout began
to fall behind and got the message. To catch up he came up with all sorts
of good turns he could do to get a special accomplishment bead. It worked
for the rest of the year.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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