IT WORKED...SUCCESS ! ! !
Erik Ashby (EASHBY@NOVELL.COM)
Wed, 31 May 1995 09:42:30 -0600
I decided to post a message this morning
about the success I had when re-approaching
the troop about the summer camp. Once I
placed on my Marketing hat things went
great. First off, everyone responses to
"About the Boys" were very helpful. Once I
realized what the problem was, (The boys
just did not understand what a 'Summer Camp'
was), and to look at the situation from
their point of view, then the solution came,
and as of this time...Just about every scout
is going, and the parents are behind the
Anyway, if there are others out there with
similar issues, here is how I presented the
camp, and the parents and scouts ate it up.
I started by drawing a picture of a scout on
the board, "This is You". Then I drew
circles around the scout to represent the
areas for activities, such as lakes, forest,
shooting ranges..ect. Then I listed the
merit badges under each area. At this point
the boys could visually see how many
activities were going on. Then I pointed
out that all these areas are having some
activity going on at the same time and that
each scout or buddy group would choose what
activity they would go to. They could fish,
or build a bridge, or hike, or swim, or do a
service project, or whatever. At this point
the boys were really excited, because they
realized that I was not going to hound them
24 hours a day on what they should do. The
final selling point was all the extra
activities and awards.
- Fishing Camping
- Swimming Cooking
Nature Study Wood Carving
Hikes Leather Work
After this the boys were very excited, and
I went over the rules, and what they needed
to do now.
Now the troop can get on with the real
planning to get ready for camp.
Strictly speaking for myself, because they
won't let me speak for them.
Scoutmaster Troop 871. Spanish Fork UT.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City