Re: Back to School Night
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 14:30:42 -0500
Keith says don't recruit leaders, Carol says recruit them. Seems to me like
both are right--given their individual arrangements. At a community-wide
event, recruiting leaders probably shouldn't be the focus. When you are in
your own pack setting, it defintely needs to be part of the program.
In Allan's case, recruiting parents should be part of the cubmaster's
program since it is essentially a single pack recruitment program.
BTW, even though I wouldn't focus on recruiting leaders in the community
wide event, I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to let people know leaders
Having only seen one community wide recruitment event, I would urge caution.
There seemed to be a lot of unit shopping going on and the district ended
up with large boy losses because people chose a unit that wasn't in their
area (but had a great booth). Transportation became an issue and lots of
people just dropped out. We matched re-registration records from the next
year with those signed up at the community-wide event. It appeared that those
who joined their school's pack stayed and those who joined another didn't.
We found an exception with one unit and checked in to it. Turns out that
a den was formed with the other school's boys. So, den meetings were ok and
they only had to travel a little extra for pack meetings. Guess I feel
strongly that neighborhood dens are important.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City