Re: Young Adults
Godbout, Marc (GodboutM@ANDOVERCONTROLS.COM)
Thu, 4 Dec 1997 08:47:53 -0500
> From: Joe Wallace[SMTP:mcwallis@PULLMAN.COM]
> How do other troops handle over 18 scouts who want to continue
> participating in the troop program occasionally, but don't really have
> the time or interest to hold an adult position.
I don't think there is a minimum time requirement to hold an adult
position. Personally, I feel that the 18 - 21 year-old scouts are
extremely valuable and I appreciate whatever help and participation they
can give. I've got several SMA's, mostly Eagles, who, due to college,
only attend meetings during school vacations. But they set the example
that Scouting doesn't end at 18. They also show that after Eagle, it's
time to give back. I use them at our troop JLT to show the new leaders
how to plan and run a program. Who better than recent SPL?
> It is my understanding that as an adult he cannot participate in the
> troop outdoor program unless; a) he has a son in the program, b) he is
> registered or c) he is a guest being recruited.
So register him. Even if he only attends campouts, he'll set a great
example. One thing I've experienced is that boys will follow other
boys' examples more than an adult's example. Adults are not, and
probably never will be, "cool".
> Would registering him with the district as a merit badge counselor,
> those requirements? It would be helpful to have him as a MB
I say register him as an SMA and if he also wants to counsel MB's, then
throw that in.
SM Troop 98
SMA Troop 412
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City