Re: Parental help, getting it.
Ron E. Goble (ao234@DAYTON.WRIGHT.EDU)
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 13:22:49 -0400
> First, Thanks in advance to all that respond.
> Am I correct in thinking that with 30 boys in the Troop I should have at
> least 15 adults to help? I am the last adult leader in the Troop to go
> through Basic Leader Training in 1994, Currently we do not have any
> Assistant Scoutmasters, and only have a Troop Committee Chair, Advancement
> Chair, and Treasurer.
> Should our Troop "require" adult help when a boy joins? "Require" adult
> Any thoughts?
> Mike Sieber, SM T142, Wyoming, MN Northlakes District, Indianhead Council
> #295 Brotherhood member, Agaming #257 Eagle Class of '84 Proud Beaver
When the parents sign the regristration form to let their son join, they
agree to help out the pack/troop as needed. This is printed right on the
form they sign. When I told the parents in my pack about this, some of them
protested until I showed the words to them. After that it was not too
dificult to get them to help. They had already "agreed" to help when they
signed so there was nothing they could do to get out of it. Some of them
said they will start reading the "fine print" before they sign any thing
Colonel Ron Goble
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City