Re: recruiting leaders (was: Re: Introduction)
David Jansen (jansen@STRWCHEM.STRW.LEIDENUNIV.NL)
Thu, 11 Aug 1994 13:10:05 -0116
gregor herrmann writes:
>> [..] if Brits are able to get 24 year old leaders to work with the
>> Cubs. [..] So, my
>> question is, how is it that you come to be involved in Cub leadership well
>> before you are in a position to be doing it for a child of your own? Do
>> you think the way British Scouting is structured is responsible? And how
>> can we get young leaders to help out on this side of the pond?
>in austria almost all leaders are _not_ parents. most of them are
>scouts/guides themselves who get recruited out of active membership
>or afterwards or who come back to scouting after some break.
The same is true in the Netherlands, and to my knowledge, in most other
European Scouting organizations. Often the oldest ventures / explorers
(or whatever that age group is called) are asked or volunteer themselves.
That doesn't mean its easy to get sufficient leaders though...<g>
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