Re: Leaders skit
Barb Stephens (bsteph@CREIGHTON.EDU)
Wed, 6 Sep 1995 07:40:50 -0500
I recently read a very good Cub Scout Leaders skit in an issue of
the Scouter magazine. However, I since misplaced that magazine. I
believe it was in a fall 1994 issue (i.e. Sept - Dec). It had one Cub
Scout and 4 leaders. The situation was that the Scout would trade places
with the leaders (or parents) for a given period of time (2-4 months).
The adults wore neckerchiefs and were eager initially as was the Cub
Scout. But from one pack mtg to the next each actor bemoaned the
pressures of that position. In the end, they decided that boys should be
the Scouts and adults should be _responsible & involved_ parents and/or
If anyone can find this skit, I'd really appreciate it. Our pack
could alter it to protray not only parent involvement, but parent
attentiveness at pack meetings. Our parents are the "problems" - they
come to socialize mostly. Our policy in the past has been to have the
scouts sit together with their den & leaders so they will behave better.
(They are well behaved for the most part.) Now, we are wondering if we
shouldn't make the parents sit with the boys (not boys with parents) so
the parents will behave!
Barb Stephens email@example.com
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