How To Get RE-Charged
De Vilbiss, Kenneth R (DeVilKR@LOUISVILLE.STORTEK.COM)
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 09:43:03 -0600
Fellow List members,
I took a really big step last Sept. (I didn't know how big until the Great
Scout Above laid on the challenges). I started a new Troop. I had 5
Scouts registered and quickly went to 12. Then a combination of events hit
that reduced the active Scouts to 3. I was ready to fold. The Committee
Chair (Treasurer, Newsletter Person, Advancement chair ...) my great wife
held things together paperwork wise and let me keep focused on the Scouts.
Here I am trying to keep the Troop active and chairing the district wide
Klondike event. I wasn't sure these Scouts were any where near ready. The
Scouts told me that not only were they ready but just going up for the day
was not what was going to happen. The plan was to go up on Fri. night and
stay the entire week-end. And this is without my help due to my job running
the event(no major control problem here??). Well the CC,NP,AC... Drove the
Scouts up and one Dad came up for the week-end. The three active Scouts
then proceeded to go out to the Scout Klondike with three Webelos Scouts
and take third place in the District. If you let the Scouts run the program
the way it was designed it will work.
Well in the month after that I have gained back to the 12 mark with 10
being at every meeting. The hard part for me is that I have to keep
sitting on my hand to let the SPL and ASPL to their job. A Great feeling.
We are moving into a bigger room at the church and doing a cross over
tomorrow for the three Webelos. I have to call an see if I can squeeze
three more Scouts in for Summer Camp.
It does help to let the program run as designed!
Ken De Vilbiss
SM T63, CM P80, ASM T714 JAMBO '97
Cub RT Staff, Webelos Outdoor Trainer, Boy Scout Klondike Chair
Longs Peak Council Jamboree Committee member
OA Ordeal, NC-171 Bear
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