Re: Required Parental Involvement
BILL NELSON (nelsonb@AZTEC.ASU.EDU)
Sun, 8 Feb 1998 09:24:23 -0700
Here is what we have in our Parent Guide:
The role of parents within Troop 14
is to be supportive of the Troop's efforts
and to provide the atmosphere Scouts need to
learn and excel. Parents should try to:
1. Read their son's handbook and understand
the purpose and methods of Scouting. Parents
should attend an informal Boy Scout Fast Start
conducted by the Troop Committee.
2. Actively follow their Scout's progress
(or lack thereof) and offer encouragement
and a push when needed.
3. Show support to both the individual
Scout and the Troop by attending all Troop Courts of Honor.
4. Assist, as requested, in all Troop
fund-raisers and other such activities. All such
assistance lowers the cost of the program we offer
to the Scouts and, therefore, lowers each family's
cash outlay for their Scout(s).
5. Be aware of the Troop program and annual calendar.
Parents are encouraged to attend one or more
Troop meetings or activities a quarter.
(Why let the boys have all the fun?)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City
"A NATION owes its success, not so much to its strength
in armaments, as to the amount of character in its citizens."
- Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement