Re: Splitting a Den
Kent Wilkins (orange-eagle@JUNO.COM)
Wed, 18 Sep 1996 18:53:44 PST
My first question is....Why do you want to split the den?
If you are having problems controlling 12 boys...possibly (nothing
the problem is with the program you are offering or the structure of your
If the reason you feel the need to split the boys is that you have read
the ideal size for a den is smaller (I can't remember exactly what the
reccomendation is, but I know it is less than 12).....then don't worry.
If the boys are
happy, having fun, learning, getting along with each other, and advancing.....
then you have a great den and the reason for success is most likely due
boys having been together all the way so far.
By your comments I gather that splitting the den is not an idea that all
of the boys of
parents are comefortable with, so my advice is to go slow and make sure
you are splitting for a real and valid reason if you decide to go ahead.
My Webelos den shrank due to attrition and parental moves, but All 5 of
that 'went all the way with me" made Eagle and I got to participate in
their courts of
honor...a REAL HONOR for me. Another leader in our troop had 7 Webelos
bridge into scouts and also saw all of them make Eagle....maybe a larger
in the den ain't so bad after all.
My opinions only...they are free and worth what you paid for them.
Kent Wilkins, SA.DC.RTC,etc
Amarillo Tx (Golden Spread Council)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City