Re: New Thread -Recruit young ladies
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Thu, 2 Feb 1995 19:01:51 CDT
Bob Condon <rec@EPOCH.COM> writes:
(with some deletions only for space)
>How does one recruit and retain girls in the program.
>In Acton, I know that it isn't "cool" to be there and
>the peer pressure overwhelming knocks them out of the
>The local post is for those going into fire or police
>so it gets little attendence from kids in our town.
So...why for your District not started Explorer Posts in areas that
girls *like*? *hehehehe*
(I know...I've been listening to too much of those "slave time"
Don't your community have a hospital? A resturant? A lake?
A large corporation? A university? A park? All of those areas
mentioned make GREAT chartered partners to a group of girls interested
in those areas or something related (or not!).
Who knows...they may bring their Scout boyfriends along for the ride!
Seriously, Why haven't your District took a look at the last Career
Interest Survey and organized Explorer Posts in areas that would be
more attractive to both girls and boys?
(What's the Career Interest Survey? It is a tool used jointly by the
local BSA Council and the local schools to find out what kids in your
school are interested in, whether or not they would want to go to
college or vocational school, and most importantly, areas in which the
school and Scouting (or both) can improve their chances for success.
It is NOT printed anywhere on the computer-read form that this is a
survey for Exploring or Scouting, and each spring the survey is run so
that new programs can be developed over the summer and introduced in
the fall. )
Girls are interested in many areas, and that survey will tell you
who's interested in what. I betcha that it will cause your District
to form a committee to do something called an "Impact Luncheon", in
which the results of the survey will be shared with business and
organizations in the District that can either serve as the chartered
partners or as consultants to new Exploring units in your District.
>Is this common ?
NO! Get your District Executive or Director to get off of his or her
bottom end and get going on this! I betcha he or she will find that
just by having you mentioning it, will remind him or her that "report
card time is coming around and two or three new units with 30-40
members, majority of which are female....hey! How come you've never
mentioned this before?!!" *hehehehee*
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