GEN: Leadership Retention
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 01:56:56 -0500
It would be great, if the leader were willing to stay on and do a Webelos
leadership stint. However, you may want to take a broader view and find
where she would be best placed to serve in Scouting.
If it is a question of confidence, consider pairing her with another more
experienced leader as an assistant, where confidence can be built.
If she really isn't interested, consider whether she might be a candidate
for another spot; e.g. Den Leader Coach, Assistant Cubmaster, etc.
She might also be a good candidate for a Roundtable or Training Staff.
There she might find it easy to gain the confidence to do the outdoors
stuff and be willing next time around to give it a try.
Most importantly, try to see her perspective. Work for a good fit. May
not be what you had in mind, but you don't want to lose her. Other
parents can take a turn too and maybe they should. Many Packs have this
experience - Wolf/Bear Den Leader doesn't want to be a Webelos Leader.
But this shouldn't mean she can't help in another capacity, if it would
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F Bowman
Used to be a Beaver, National Capital Area Council, B.S.A.
mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG after 12/13/94)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City