Russell L. Ray (rray@POCI.AMIS.COM)
Wed, 21 Sep 1994 10:57:25 MDT
I have had the same problem with scouts that are some timers and do not
"lead" or seem to want to lead. We have adopted a "new" leadership position
for these scouts.
We try to give the position a monthly responsibility. We have used a "camp"
leader position before. The responsibilities were for the campout for the
month. He would work with the PLC and arrange for travel and any food items
that were necessary. We are a small troop (max attendence each week is 5)
so it also helped have leadership positions available.
If that didn't help, sometimes I would have to talk to the boy and remind him
the showing scout spirit included attending meetings. I haven't had any
problems since then. I know that some day I'll run into a boy that could
care less about either the position or the attendance, but I guess I'll cross
that bridge when I come to it. I guess I would have to agree that being
frank and honest with the scout is the best way.
Russell L. Ray
SM, T331 Pocatello, ID
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City