What would have helped...?
Murphy Peter (MurphyP@RND3.INDY.TCE.COM)
Mon, 3 Jun 1996 15:26:00 PDT
At first I wasn't going to suggest TRAINING since the question
was what to tell the new den leaders at training - by being there
they are already sold on that idea.
But to lend support to other unit leaders trying convince new leaders
to go to training, here is a true story. A few months ago, at the end of
my tenure as CM, the retiring Webelos leaders came to me just
before crossover and admitted that it had NOT been a fun two years.
He thought he could do it on his own but was in over his head.
He realized then that all of the advice he had ignored from me, from the
CC (who had been a Webelos den leader), and my wife (district
cub training chair and former Webelos den leader) was actually pretty
good and he should have taken it. Specifically, he realized he
should have gone to training and should have set up a schedule
for the parents in the den to take a month each to teach one of the
Pete Murphy, SM, Troop 125
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City