Re: Young Adults
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Fri, 5 Dec 1997 19:17:50 -0500
>Remember that 18 year old's are being pulled in many different directions.
>The simple fact that they are willing to keep in contact with the troop and
>help out when they can, should be cherished - not discouraged.
>Keep them registered, prod them to attend training, and use them on every
>campout you can. Maybe someday they will become more active at troop
A former SM of my troop (my predecessor's predecessor) had kept both his
sons registered with the troop these last several years as ASM's even though
they were not active. His wife remained active on the Committee as the
The elder son had since joined the Coast Guard, been married, discharged
from the Coast Guard, worked a year as a prison guard, and been divorced.
Throughout this he had rarely if ever done anything with the troop. He has
since moved back to our town and is now my right hand man.
It's rather humorous and a bit unusual -- given the average age of many
Scouters -- that this 33 year old (5'2") SM has as his primary assistant a
6'5" 26 year old! <g>
Scoutmater, Troop 39
I used to be a buffalo (SR-92) but will always be an Eagle (1981)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City