Re: Camping Problems with Parents
Scott Drown (scottdd@HALCYON.COM)
Sun, 11 Feb 1996 09:52:56 -0800
>Bruce Rosen wrote:
>> Dear Fellow Scouters,
>> . . .I guess my real question is, am I justified in taking this action,
>> or am I burned out and should I instead resign as SM at the end of this
>> school year before causing the resulting uproar? I should also point out
>> that there does not appear to be anyone at this point willing to serve
>> as SM. I became SM at the conclusion of my son's first year in the
>> Troop and will have been in place for 2 years this May.
I would like to echo what Dan High said. Don't resign.
I became involved in our Troop about 5 years ago when my son crossed over.
At that time the Troop had about 8 Scouts. Along with that there were 2
Dads, and with the addition of myself and another Dad we made 4 which
quickly dwindled to 3. It was nip and tuck at times and some outings had
to be cancled because we did not have enough adults to go.
The then Scoutmaster and I as the Committee Chair worked hard at improving
the program, assisting the Scouts in meeting preperation, bringing in
interesting topics and welcoming anyone who wanted to look at the Troop.
It has been a real challenge but more and more I have seen the Scouts take
an interest in both running the troop and doing a good job.
It took 4 years and now, as Scoutmaster, I have four assistants and am
thinking on bringing on a 5th. Some of these assistants do not have any
boys in the troop but simply want to help out. On any given outing we
have at least 1 adult patrol of 8 and group numbers total an average of 28
overall. The Troop is now at 32 and we are getting walkins who were never
even Cubs. We expect 10-12 more to cross over in the next 3 months.
So hang in there!
Not one shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
SM Troop 39, Maltby
Mt. Baker Council, Everett Wa.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City