Re: SCOUTS-L Digest - 21 May 1997 to 23 May 1997
Patrick LAM (plam@CS.MCGILL.CA)
Sun, 25 May 1997 21:58:15 -0400
On Sat, 24 May 1997, Tony Preus wrote:
> Topic: 21 year old Cub leader.
> Young, thus-far childless indeed unmarried, leaders are pretty common in our
> Boy Scout troop; in my experience they are rarer in Cubs, thus the difficulty.
> How do we get young adult leaders? Simple, from the ranks of Eagles who want to
It seems to me that young Cub leaders are rarer in the BSA due to the
lack of a `group' structure, where Cubs, Scouts, etc. all belong to a
local Scout Group. This allows the older youth, while involved as
Venturers or Rovers, to help out with the affiliated younger sections.
Also, the way Cub packs are run in BSA makes it harder for us young 'uns
to be involved. I know that it's easier for me to have weekly pack
meetings, etc, than having deen meetings and such, especially since a lot
of Den Leaders would be parents.
Of course, this commentary is from my point of view.. I've never actually
been involved in American Cubbing.
> camp this summer too. We're delighted to have him with us; most of us adult le
> aders are "way old" and thus at least potentially out of touch with some of the
> concerns of the boys. I think that the boys really appreciate an adult leader
> who is NOT one of the parents.
Point 1: It seems that young leaders are not encouraged to take
Woodbadge. This is probably a bad thing.
Point 1 1/2: In my district, we have a number of young, trained leaders.
This is cool.
Canadian Cub leader, and other things.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City