Re: School Night for Scouting
Sundae Kadlec (clover@POPMAIL.MCS.COM)
Tue, 5 Sep 1995 08:28:00 CDT
>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.
My two cents here. The only real problem our pack has had in the
past in recruiting leaders is the group of parents going from Tiger
to Wolf. As Tiger Organizer I work the crowd all year long, scoping
out those parents who would be willing to lead those dens. Pulling
them in, asking for their help and reminding them that as Tiger
parents they should attend committee meetings in order to be sure
the Halloween Party does not come off to be "too scary" for their
sons. This seems to work well.
Last year at Roundup time, I did not feel that we had parents out there
who would be willing to volunteer, so I called district and asked
for reinforcements, believeing that it would be easier for the
parents to take the "no leader, no den" speech from someone other
than myself. (I am chair and Tiger Organizer)
Having the DE there as well as our Commissioner (also a Scout
Master, who brought his Troop to give us a hand) did wonders.
I believe the more "shirts" in the room, the better.
St. Charles, IL
Sweete Water and light laughter until we next meete.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City