Re: Pack receives threat to have charter pulled
Ron W. Fox (RonWFox@AOL.COM)
Mon, 9 Oct 1995 17:47:25 -0400
In a message dated 95-10-09 11:09:12 EDT, Daniel Brown wrote:
>Dean Hayes had brought an interesting question that I have been wondering
>about for many years. What relationship should exist between a troop and
>who is responsible for maintaining that relationship?
>[In the case of the example Pack,] the next Cubmaster had a
>son in another Troop in town. The Weblos Leader also had a son in that
>troop and was registered as an Assistant Scoutmaster there. For several
>years, all weblos automatically went to the other troop.
A Cubmaster should NOT limit his Webelos' visitations to one Troop, nor
should he/she seek to influence the Scouts to join one particular Troop. He
or she should make sure that the Webelos Den Leader(s) take their Scouts to 2
or 3 different Troops. In subsequent discussions, the Den Leader is
responsible for leading the boys to form their own conclusions, but should
not try to lead the boys to a particular conclusion (and thus to a particular
If the Webelos Den Leader/Cubmaster thinks the Scouts are making a mistake,
they should make sure the Scouts know that this decision is not necessarily
forever, and that if they find they are having a problem with their choice
that they can confide in, and ask advice of, the CM or DL. But not until
they reach such an impass should the DL or CM get involved in making a
specific suggestion as to which Troop to join.
This is what has worked for me, anyway.
Cubmaster, Pack 69
Willow Springs, Ill.
Des Plaines Valley Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City