Re: Back to School Night
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 14:18:15 -0500
>All I was going to do was set the mood
>with a mock up camp site (maybe some Dutch Oven Cooking and Camp Gadget
>demos) and Games for the kids while parents are asking questions. I was
>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.
I thought you mentioned that this was going to be a "Back to School Night"
for CUB Scout registration. Setting up a mock camp site gives the false
impression that camping is a focus of the Cub Scout program. I think it
is great that you provide a site and that you are willing to help set up
some games for the kids; inviting a Brownie Troop (if you want to stay in
the same age range) is a nice touch; but skip the camp site!
There are program ideas available from your council office that have been
tried and proven. The cubmaster ought to make use of these. Your role
should be one of support, not one of running the program. And, there might
be a family who has boys older than Cub age who are looking for a program.
You need to be prepared to do some recruiting of your own should the
Just don't give the Cub Scouts a false image of the cub program!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City