After the New Scout Patrol
HENRY S. HEINE (hheine@WELCHLINK.WELCH.JHU.EDU)
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 08:52:19 -0400
Wow Bob Taschler just about hit the nail completly. In my earlier post I
asked about ideas for an exit survey.
What I've been observing in my own Troop is that we seem to be doining a
good job with the new incoming boys and we seem to do well if we get them
to 14. We're we are having the problem is that we lose them after their
second year. I get the indication that this is fairly common. That
"venture" carrot just seems to far away for them. If they make it through
that third year "slump" they seem to stay but something is going on
during the second year of the program that causessome of the boys to
"lose interest". Maybe it is just as Bob's son said "been there, done that".
What are other Troops experiences with this "middle age group".
Hank Heine firstname.lastname@example.org
SM Troop 615,COR Pack 461
National Pike Dist.
Baltimore Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City