Through a Boy's Eyes
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Fri, 5 May 1995 16:05:33 EST
I meant to comment on "Through a Boy's Eyes" a day or two ago when the
thread was hot, but didn't get around to it. I recited it at my fall
Join Scouting Night last September and almost lost it emotionally by
the time I got to the end. From the other comments 'round the group, I
gather my experience is not unique.
How effective has it been in getting adults, though, is the real
question. I guess it was at least somewhat successful for me,
although these things are hard to measure. The parents of the tigers
who joined that night mostly seem involved and interested, from what
I've seen. The boys will be crossing over into the pack on Monday,
5/15, and I'm hoping to snare a couple of the moms or dads as DLs and
Anyway, I agree it's a powerful poem, but you need other tools to
recruit adults. The boys are usually not a problem. I did the famous
(or infamous) "banana/bandana" skit with my ACM, and it was like
shooting fish in a barrel. The boys (and the dads) all thought it was
hilarious, and I signed up a dozen kids that very night (I ended up
with 27 new boys over the next ten days).
Oh, btw, I cooked some bananas in foil with chocolate and marshmallow
at my spring JSN, and the kids loved 'em. That is one great recipe.
My thanks to whoever it was on this list that posted it.
CM, Pack 1515
The Great GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City