Re: What would have helped...?
Richard L. Axtman (axtman@CASTLE.DRC.COM)
Mon, 3 Jun 1996 06:55:07 -0400
Hello Jan Mussler,
My suggestion is to have all new Den Leaders and Webelos
Leaders read the boys book cover to cover. Then select
all outdoor activities and start them first thing this
fall. So that they can be completed before the bad
winter weather hits. I know up here in New England
most packs don't get to work on these items until spring.
But then in the Spring you have the problem of sports
(baseball, socker, etc...) taking away the boys attention
from Scouting. Get all you can done in the Fall, such as
nature study and hikes, bird watching, bird feeders, etc...
Save all the indoor items for the bad weather months. The
problem with the Cub Scout Books is you don't get that
far into the book until your in the Winter Months.
So I recommend changing the order of the book's chapters
to fit the season. We learned these things the hard way.
One other point. Tell all new parents to buy their
boy's uniform right away, as soon as they register.
You'll have less problem getting the boys outfitted
later if you do. And the older families that still
haven't bought a uniform will want to keep up to
the New Families.
Best In Scouting To You,
Cubmaster Pack 6
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City