Re: Troop Meeting Attendance
The HALLs (ninegables@FLINTHILLS.COM)
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 14:59:42 -0500
Our troops attendance is lower in the summer than in the school year
also. As soon as school is back in session, your attendance will
probably start picking up again.
Murphy Peter wrote:
> This was my first summer as Scoutmaster and I'm a little
> disappointed at the low attendance during the summer. The
> previous Scoutmaster for the Troop says it's always been
> like this. So I'm curious, do other Troops experience low
> attendance during the summer? Or are we experiencing
> a unique problem?
> During the school year, average weekly attendance is about
> 2/3rds of the chartered members with about 90% of the boys
> making some meetings every month. During the summer
> average weekly attendance drops to about 1/2 of the registered
> Scouts. Some miss because of family vacations, some because
> of summer sports programs (swim team), and one isn't allowed
> to participate in Scouting when he's living with his mother
> which includes the entire summer. Some just "forget".
> Peter Murphy, Scoutmaster
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City