Re: Delaying Advancement
Mark C Keeney (markkeeney@JUNO.COM)
Sun, 20 Jul 1997 21:37:43 -0500
Sometimes the problem is not discipline but a lack of incentive.
First train the troop leaders and then when something doesn't
happen in an orderly fashion sit down with the PL's and SPL and
talk about what went wrong and what could be done to correct the
problems. This is an important part of building leaders. We don't
get ready made leaders we must teach them.
If it takes time to assemble the troop to activities maybe the activities
are at fault. OR start all activities in a timely manor and do some
(really cool) ones and if they aren't ready to start when ready start
the ones who are ready and don't let the stragglers miss out. There is
no incentive as powerful as having to sit out on something they really
want to do.
It is ok to delay advancement if the scout doesn't show proper
scout spirit, BUT be sure the program is not at fault.
Heart of America Council
Kansas City, MO
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City