David F. Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 08:50:32 -0500
<<Mon, 17 Nov 1997 17:53:18 Jim Hayes <Erakose@AOL.COM>>
<<Mon, 17 Nov 1997 18:53:45 Terry Henley <TerryH@COWBOY.NET>>
<<Mon, 17 Nov 1997 17:34:12 bob prentice <bobp@ROBSCI.COM>>
<<Tue, 18 Nov 1997 00:42:20 <mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG>>
Yes It happens.
Scouting at the Cub and the BoyScout Level is variable as heck
and can change in a particular pack or troop in one year due
to PEOPLE called adults who are just "winging" it. Just look
at the fantastic information our Mr Mike B gave you in the =
flash of an internet MICROsecond.
Scouting has piles of stuff from books, to videos, meeting aids,
organizational aids, songs, skits, training for adults, paid and
volunteer scouters huffa huff!! It is the job of the adult leaders
in the chartering organization and pack or troop to use the stuff
where it fits to build a robust program. "Build It (a great program)
and they will come (again and again)"
I have been in a Troop/Pack where each Monthly Cub Event was =
bursting at the seems with enthusiasm. It was hard to get the =
BoyScouts DenChiefs to go to their sitting Boy Scout meeting =
when the cubs were having such a blast. In another the grade
school auditorium couldn't hold all the people and running cubs.
Both packs succeeded because of a few spirited adults who wanted
to make meetings a blast, and they succeeded fantastically.
As an IDEA
Give a call to your DE (District Executive) and ask him for the
location of a local humming cub pack. Go and visit it for one
monthly meeting and you will think you were in the 50's or 90's.
Then go get a few of your adults, that want a blast, and visit
together. Hey! if you want to copy them for awhile to reduce =
preparation time who is going to know other than you and that =
fun pack. Don't do it alone, and don't switch packs.
SECONDLY!! "I do so with some trepidation."
Forget fear about asking or saying something stupid or smart
unless you are a paid professional or breaking your council's
policies in which case shivering is quite in order. Believe
me if you or anyone says something unscoutsmanlike you or they
will read it from the Lister Police i.e US and YOU.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Susquenango Council=
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City