Jason A. Cruse (jcruse@NEMONET.COM)
Sun, 19 Apr 1998 18:19:18 -0500
A non-list scouter asked me to post this:
"I am trying to recruit more volunteers for my unit, and the units for
which I am commissioner. I have viewed BSA's video, and found it to be of
little help. I have found that most of the parents view scouting, both cub
and boy, as a sort of babysitting service. I know that a pack is close to
folding in my district because the cubmaster needs a break, and no parents
will step forward. Even faced with closing the pack, the parents' attitude
seems to be "oh well."
"It is a fairly rural area. This not a matter of leaders, including
myself, not being comfortable with a high boy-adult ratio. This is a
matter of having two-deep in some cases, and of having *any* leaders at all
in others. Any and all suggestions, novel approaches, etc, are welcome."
Thanks for your help,
Jason A. Cruse
Cruse Consulting Services, Inc.
FAX (573) 406-0643
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City