Re: When is a new pack/troop needed?
Kevin S Woods (kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU)
Thu, 10 Aug 1995 09:07:01 -0400
On Thu, 10 Aug 1995, Bill Spofford wrote:
> Marc Solomon wrote in his response:
> I have seen troops where the Scouters also need to be
> reminded not only that Scouting is for the youths, but that they need to
listen to the parents (sometimes also read "Committee members"). If the
Scouters are not easily approachable, then a Troop with a different focus
may be what is needed.
They need to _LISTEN TO THE SCOUTS_ AND TEACH them how to articulate
their desires. Too many kids do not know HOW to explain themselves.
> As long as the Parents get involved, then any Troop can be successful,
> regardless of size. If the Parents have the attitude of BSA as a "baby sittin
> association" then they will only hurt the Troop and their children. I have
> noticed that it is the rare boy who makes Eagle who does not have at least one
> Parent registered and involved. They also stay in the program longer.
Here Here! I too have seen a direct correlation. In my family
as well as others!
Kevin S. Woods
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City