HELP!Enrollment for W-CS-41 Low
Kelly Parker (kelly_parker@MESAQM.SPS.MOT.COM)
Thu, 3 Jul 1997 15:26:24 -0700
For the good of the Western Region and Cub Scouting, I am forwarding
the following message. As one of those registered for the Cub Woodbadge,
I urge all members of the list to help make this class go. For those who
are not familiar, this is a course for advanced training of those who
will be training Cub Leaders. Please read on:
Hi, everyone! Some of you may not know, but the registration for
W-CS-41 currently sits at 32. We're still eight people short of the
goal and, if we do not successfully recruit at least eight more by July
15, the course will be cancelled.
The impact of this impending cancellation goes far beyond the obvious:
that the program ultimately offered to boys will not reach its
potential. As of today, there are 32 people anticipating this week at
Gilwell. Many of them have purchased airline tickets that are
non-refundable. They have purchased additional uniforms and arranged
for babysitters. They have budgeted money and made payments for their
registrations. They have made arrangements for time off work and
juggled family and other responsibilities to commit to learning all they
can to be better at their volunteer Scouting jobs.
We, as seasoned scouters, are heard to frequently complain that there
just aren't enough good people out there. Well, here are 32 of them,
and we owe it to them to find just eight more. These 32 have made an
investment in Cub Scouting and in Wood Badge, and we must invest in
them. Please, please, make some calls, beat the bushes, bug the
professionals, to contact Western Region TODAY with names of people to
invite. Or, get in touch with the ones who've already been invited and
encourage them to call Christy Doughty (Rhoda Clayton's secretary -
 752-7000) TODAY to tell her if they plan to attend. Payment plans
can be arranged. Christy is holding off on ordering supplies and
materials for the course, is telling folks to hold off on their second
payments, and is generally holding her breath until July 15th.
You may notice that I've gotten this far without mentioning the 14
people who have been planning, preparing, practicing and praying since
last November for the success of this course: the staff. These
dedicated Scouters have made an investment, too, and are anticipating
this experience even more than the participants, as they know first-hand
what Wood Badge can do in a dedicated Scouter's life.
We've all seen Scouters 'work magic' in the lives of leaders and boys.
Please, let's work some 'magic' here and pull eight more out of our
collective hat. All things are possible...
CM Gail Kaulfuss
forwarded by: Kelly Parker
CC, Pack 43 MC, Troop 110
Still Thunderbird District
Grand Canyon Council, Phoenix, AZ
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City