Help Me Keep That Woman
Michael Smith (msmith@EMST-DC.PLANSYS.COM)
Tue, 29 Nov 1994 11:21:00 EST
We have a superb den leader of one bear den. SHE is becomming very nervous
about "camping" at the end of the year in prep for Webelos Overnight. She also
feels that she "isn't right" for a Webelos Den Leader the next two years. My
evaluation is that she is nervous about being able to properly handle the more
advanced requirements of Webelos; that a man would be better suited [her
belief not mine :) ].
NOT SO! Besides having the ultimate requirement of "caring", she was a nurse
in the Navy, and is still in the Reserves. Her active duty and training
probably makes her significantly more qualified than any "man" in the pack.
She is really, really good with the boys and they adore her. I need some
advice from people in SCOUTS-L land on how I can convince her that she is not
only qualified to lead Webelos, but is probably the best in the pack. I have
talked with her, pretty much explaining what I just wrote, but she is still
very hesitant (her main concern is for the boys, not herself) and is checking
around for someone to take over next year. I don't want to lose such a good
leader....so please advise. Oh yea, she knows about all the training programs
as she has been through many already.
YIS, Michael Smith
Committee Chairman, Pack 160, Herndon, Va.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City