Re: New Leader
Beaumont, Arthur John Jr (AJBEAU@WVNVM.WVNET.EDU)
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 09:46:27 -0400
One way to keep order in your den to have the Cubs draft their own Code of
Conduct. To achieve this you might want to try having the Cubs sit around
a table and talk about what good behavior is while you write their thoughts
on a blackboard. You may find that they are "pretty hard on themselves!"
Once you have a printed Code of Conduct you may want to establish a system
of instant recognition for good behavior. We used ten beads on a leather
thong hung from the Cubs pocket. If they misbehaved after being warned, they
lost a bead. This bead could be earned back if their behavior improved.
The Cubs also picked out a fun activity (like a trip to the skating rink, or
to the video arcade mall), as a reward for good behavior...8 or more beads.
We planned this activity twice a year. We also alerted the parents in our
den newsletter what the beads were about, how many the Cub should have, and to
ask "little Johnny" why he came home with only 9 beads!
We found that after a couple beads were confiscated, the Cubs started
"policing" their own actions, and were helping one another avoid loosing
Hope this helps!
"Retired Webelos Den Leader"
Mountaineer Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City