Re: Whoa! Cubs out of control!
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Fri, 10 Nov 1995 01:17:12 -0600
At 10:45 PM 11/9/95 EST, you wrote:
>We finally attained a permanent meeting place from our sponsor, the local
>elementary school. The first meeting there was tonight in the cafeteria. It
>seemed as though the second they entered the cafeteria it was yell, scream,
>run and just plain play time. Quite frankly I was flabbergasted at the
>change. It seemed the second they lost interest or weren't being directly
>talked to it was back to play time. The ol' conduct candle didn't burn very
You had it right...it has to do with where the meeting was. Remember that most
kids associate the cafeteria/gym area as "Yea! Area", and that could explain
the lack of control.
The best way I've found to "pull the reins" on situations like that, would
be to use
another room and let them "gather" at the cafeteria (to wear them down) and
then to hold the actual meeting in another place (the library ALWAYS works
wonders...as soon as they get in there, its like all of sudden, their voices
drop down and they're whispering...adults too, for some reason...funny how
we get so used to what we've been imprinted with as youth!
Hope this helps out!
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