Re: School Night for Scouting
Ron W. Fox (RonWFox@AOL.COM)
Mon, 4 Sep 1995 22:52:25 -0400
On 95-09-01 16:39:40 EDT, EP60JRC@SHELL.COM (John Carminati) said:
>As usual, I did not
>get enough leadership. Only one man stayed until everyone was gone and then
>came forward to sign up as a Den Leader (Bear). It is so irritating to hear
>"I'm so busy" when I see them all at the ball fields night after night.
>Anyway, more work for me.
If applicable: talk to any people you know who know these parents to see who
would be the best to approach directly. Then do so. Don't be afraid to
focus on the ex-Scouts. Asking a group to volunteer is always much less
effective than one
on one recruitment.
Call the parents to a meeting. Tell them if they don't come to the meeting,
their sons off at the next Scout meeting. When they show up, tell them you
have enough leaders, and unless the requisite number of people sign up to be
leaders, and take Basic Training, they will all have to keep their sons home,
will be no program.
Don't back down. Fold the pack if you don't get leadership. Lousy, ill-led
do youth no service.
This has worked for me. As others here have said, "Your mileage may vary".
Cubmaster, Pack 69
Willow Springs, Ill.
Des Plaines Valley Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City