Steve Cobb (scobb@VIVANET.COM)
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 20:41:04 GMT
On 6/19/97 12:28AM, in message <19970618.084710.14575.1.X_Terminator@juno.com>, Matt
J Hawley <x_terminator@JUNO.COM> wrote:
> Very reccently, we have had a lot of eagle scouts come through and become
> that rank, and most of the time at our meetings, we are just left
> standing around doing nothing but talking among ourselves.
First a question, are you helping to teach/train the younger scouts or are the adult
leaders doing that? If the adults are ask them to let you take over and mention the
concept of a boy run troop.
I would assume that being Eagles you all have some years invested with the troop and
have seen and done things that worked and were interesting. You have to keep in mind
that the newer scouts haven't done all the things that you have and what may be old
hat to you will be new to them. If you can get a copy of Woods Wisdom look through it
and find games and challenges that are new to your troop.
> Are there any
> suggestions on what we can do within our troop to make the meetings more
> exciting for the older and the younger scouts?
As for you older scouts that have been there, done that how about getting a couple of
leaders that are interested in high adventure and starting a Venture troop. You could
meet on a separate night, so as not to leave your present troop in a lurch, and get
older scouts from other troops in you district to plan and go on more challenging
"i used to be an eagle"
SM troop 42, Orleans District
2nd ASM Jambo troop 516
Iroquois Trail Council,upstate New York
i'm looking for CSP's
I don't suffer from insanity.
I enjoy every minute of it.
> Matt Hawley
> Eagle Scout--96'
> PL for Jambo Troop 1210
> APL for Troop 202, Decatur, Illinois
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