Re: PowWow Attendance
Sat, 25 Nov 1995 19:13:27 PST
I share your frustration of not being able to reach the whole "market".
Reaching the people is not the only problem; I am cubmaster and know
from repeated trying that it is hard to sell district events to my fellow
leaders. I can choose an event and with enough effort of my part
generate a decent participation from my pack. However, if I do not
put in the little extra effort but only forward the fliers and put the
event on my packs calendar, my pack's participation is usually close
to zero. I do not put in that extra effort for any old district event but
use my energy only for where it really matters. (I don't want to
use up my leaders trust in me when I say "participate now") In my
opinion the "things" which matters most is basic leader training; then
followed by powwow. (I think I have doubled the number of trained
leader in my pack last year, and when this year is over all but one den
leader and a few other committee members will be basic trained)
But thats only the introduction for replying to your message
>Information sent to the CC, CM, and SM we have found do not
>get passed onto these leaders.
I regularly get such fliers for millions of district or council events.
However these flier rarely tell me who is the recipient. I am
usually lost whether I get a flier because I am cubmaster, because
I am a registered scouter or because I am dad for one of those
wild bear cubs. The point is: I never know what information is
already spread and what information needs to meet a copy machine.
(Ok, sometimes it is even worse. I receive fliers for events where I
don't even know who qualifies to participate and who doesn't. Last
month I received an invitation for a luau without any clue why I
should spend my time and participate...)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City