Re: Troop Lock-Ins
Kirk Barley (kbarley@EROLS.COM)
Thu, 12 Dec 1996 23:26:19 -0500
I've always had three purposes behind a lock-in: unprogrammed fun, clean-up
the Scout Hut and give the kids the free time that they want.
I find that the kids, even in a good program, want a chance to play
Nintendo, listen to music, watch movies, play board games and stay up late.
When I do a lock-in I let them do these things as long as the Scout Hut
get spruced up. After one of these I have fewer complaints about the rules
that Scouting imposes like no electronics.
The kids still get advancement done in this environment, but on a more
casual, personal basis. These events, where I provide the least possible
guidance are where I spend fun time with my most challenging boys. They
seek me out and work harder on THEIR advancement at these events than they
do at any three other.
I have a very laissez faire style anyway, so my means might not be yours,
but they work for me.
>Can anyone give me comparisons from their Lock-Ins to
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