Re: New Leader
Peter Van Houten (peterva@SOLAR.WV.TEK.COM)
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 14:09:16 PDT
I've been waiting to see what other ideas are posted prior to putting
in my .02 worth. The candle is very good. One other idea I've used
and shared is using a 'Jar of Marbles'.
I have two jars...one is filled with solid color blue marbles, the
other is empty. Each meeting I give out 5 marbles to each boy. If
they did not wear their uniform or bring their book they have to give
up one or two marbles. If they wore their uniform to school that day
they get an extra or sixth marble as a reward.
If during the meeting they break one of the 'rules of conduct' (which
the boys created) they give up a marble. At the end of the meeting
as part of our closing ceremony the boys still with marbles put them
in the empty jar.
The idea is to get all of the marbles from jar 1 to jar 2. When they
have all been transferred we have a party or special event (which they
all agree on in the beginning).
It than repeats itself, we decide what our target event will be, than
begin transferring marbles back into jar 1 from jar 2. Normally I've
found that we get one event each quarter.
The real positive factor is that this brings the responsibility down
to the specific boy...and it didn't take long for them to see they
didn't want to be the one to loose their marbles. It also brought my
den to a 100% uniform at every meeting, and with one or two exceptions
everyone brought their books so my record keeping was always up to
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