Recruiting Adults (Tale of 2 Tiger Cubs)
Jan Bemis (jbemis@WOODBADGE.MA.ULTRANET.COM)
Tue, 13 Feb 1996 17:14:11 -0500
The last year I was Tiger Cub Coach, of the 6 families to
show up for the Open House, two didn't show up for the
first planning meeting.
The first father I spoke to said:
"My wife is expecting our 5th child, we just can't do it."
The second father called me and said:
"I know we missed the meeting, we were at the hospital, my
wife just had our 5th child, can we still join the group?"
It doesn't matter whether the adult is a single parent, or
the parent of an enormous brood. The ones that WANT to
will, the ones that don't won't. The trick is getting the
ones who are undecided interested enough to want to.
Yours in Scouting,
Cub Scout Roundtable Commish, Mohegan Council, MA, NECS-40 "Owl",
"What do you mean, there are no meetings tonight!?"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City