Re: new Cubmaster Leader Won't Follow
Kevin S Woods (kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU)
Tue, 4 Apr 1995 13:37:44 -0400
On Tue, 4 Apr 1995, Earl Needham in Clovis, NM wrote:
> 1. I think ten miles is too far for a Cub Scout Pack. Just my
> opinion, but that's what I think. (Let's hope the list
> doesn't chase me off for expressing an opinion!)
What, you guys never heard of "Hike a thon" ? It is a council
wide event out here and does 20K. (12 miles for us non-metric types).
They promote EVERYONE on this one!!!@
> 2. Even in a Boy Scout troop, the rule is to stick together.
> Until your other leader can understand this, don't let that
> leader participate in hikes. I know this is harsh, but only
> by sticking together can the buddy system and all the mutual
> support work as it should.
On the back packing trips I have done with our troop, there has
always been a "point person" that no one goes in front of, and a
"tail" person or persons that no one is behind. Along the hike, the
leaders stop at intervals untill all are caught up and then take off
again. This allows for "rabbits" and "tortises". The tail people also
are there to "encourage" ;) the snails to move along.
Kevin S. Woods Voice: (H) 603-895-9010
Cubmaster, Pack 100 (W) 603-624-8178
Committee Member, Troop 100 Fax: 603-624-8185
Raymond, N.H. 03077
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