Re: Advice on Changing Tro
Lynn Mckee (lynn.mckee@MACAW.COM)
Tue, 26 Jul 1994 09:20:00 -0820
NE>At this point I'm counseling him to take it slow, try to build links
NE>with the troop he wants to join but keep active in the present troop.
NE>I am searching for some middle ground. I can understand that he feels
NE>this is urgent. He's getting older fast and wants to grab all the
NE>Scouting he can. Hanging around with the "dweebs" isn't his idea of
NE>a good time.
Yes, I have a suggestion. He could dual register with an Explorer Post.
If you don't have a good High Adventure Post in your area, it only takes
5 youth, 5 adults, and "an hour a week". ;-) This option allows him to
stay in his troop, and provided additional leadership there, as well as
getting to do more advanced activites. Another benefit, is that
Exploring is Co-Ed. While this might seem like an additional difficulty
to the leaders, it can be very important for 16 year olds.
BTW, I have had several Eagles (and a couple of Life and Star Scouts)
'graduate' to my Post, and about half have stayed active with thier
Troops, including one who also served as an ASM until we ran him off to
go to college. He was spending too much time scouting, not enough time
on school. Imagine that. ;-)
~ SLMR 2.1a ~ Advisor, Post 555 Houston, TX
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City