Scout Night Help
BILL KINDER (kinder12@AZTEC.ASU.EDU)
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 15:41:31 -0700
I need some guidance on conducting a "knockout" Scout week
promotion campaign including a Scout Nite program for prospective
parents and boys. Ours is a newly revitalized pack in a mixed
(Hispanic/Anglo) neighborhood. Our last effort gained us enough
adult leaders and boys to start the program in March and we have
had a great summer program since then. We did distribute Tiger Cub
fliers at the end of the last school year with only 3 families
responding. We plan to do another newsletter/poster campaign before
the scheduled Scout Nite planned for late August.
My biggest concern is presenting the material to the prospective
parents in such a way that they understand their responsibilities
and time commitment to ensure the success of the program. The
available material falls short of providing this information and
I'm afraid the leader training program (and Quick Start) also fails
to deliver. I guess where I'm coming from is in wanting to fine-
tune the information and style of presentation to the adults and
not just presenting a "Dog-N-Pony" show for the benefit of the
prospective Cub Scouts. My intent is to then prepare a more intense
leader training program for adults assuming they have no scouting
background, which is often the case with Tiger Cub parents.
Any suggestions re what to do (or not to do) is appreciated.
Suggested handouts are encouraged. Anyone wanting to share in the
information received from this request can email me with your
address and I'll be glad to forward my responses.
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