Re: Back to School Night
Hudy, Keith (Keith.Hudy@MSFC.NASA.GOV)
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 13:53:34 -0500
Our District is trying something new this year. ALL packs in the
district will have their school night on the same night. It is going to
be held at the local Army Armory. Each Pack has to come up with an
information booth. The DE will start the evening off with a few words
and then the people will go to the booth of their choice (usually their
neighborhood school). I think it is a good idea to have a few adults go
to the schools a couple of days before school night. Talk to the
principals before hand, get their permission to talk to the classes.
Give a brief overview (10 minutes) of Cub Scouting to all grades 1-5
classes. Hand out an invitation (to the school night) to the boys to
take home. At the school night, keep things brief. Don't try and
solicit parents as leaders. You can get them once their child signs up.
Good idea to have Boy Scouts there as well. have other Cub Scouts there
as well. They can tell their friends what they're missing.
> From: Allen Maddox[SMTP:atmaddox@JUNO.COM]
> Reply To: atmaddox@JUNO.COM
> Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 1997 4:22 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
> Subject: Back to School Night
> Hi Folks,
> I know it's early, but here's the problem.
> The last couple of years, for an unknown reason, our "Back to School
> Night" for Cub Scout registration was not approved by the school board
> use the school until the day before. This bothered the cub leaders.
> Now I know what your thinking. Why is the Scoutmaster worried about
> Scout registration. Well......
> Our SPL had the idea of having it at our Troop Head Quarters to avoid
> possible problem with location for the registration. "Great idea, and
> very generous." I told him, and pasted the invitation along to the Cub
> Pack Committee Chairperson.
> She accepted the offer, the PLC is excited about it, and the Den
> can't wait.
> The Committee Chairperson and the Cub Master are both new at this, and
> are looking at the all knowing Scoutmaster (please don't give me away)
> for instruction as to what to do next. Well, I've never been involved
> with registration night before and I'm not sure if there is anything I
> should pay close attention to. All I was going to do was set the mood
> with a mock up camp site (maybe some Dutch Oven Cooking and Camp
> demos) and Games for the kids while parents are asking questions. I
> even thinking of extending an offer for the Girl Scout Troop to have a
> representative on hand, just in case a family has girls who might be
> looking for a program.
> Some of you are probably saying the same thing that our local council
> saying,"It's not your job, let the Cub Pack Committee worry about it".
> reasoning is that this is the first (and in some cases only)
> that non scouts have of Boy Scouts in general, and it had better be a
> good one. After all, Eagles all start out somewhere, and I'd hate to
> loose anybody because "It's not my job."
> I've got a month and a half to finalized this project, so at least
> got time on my side.
> All comments and wisdom (as usual) will greatly appreciated.
> Allen Maddox
> Honey Brook, PA
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