Re: Attendance Part 2
Sun, 7 Jun 1998 22:43:13 -0500
>A few of us were just talking about this yesterday at camp (OA weekend).
>One of our fathers had just heard this about our meetings (he was in a car
>with our ASPL, one PL, the QM & the Troop Guide). So at the next TLC I'm
>going to talk to them about this. If even they think some of the meetings
>are dull what do they intend to do about it?
>'Cause guess what? Not only do I not plan the meetings, I often don't even
>sit in on their meetings--I'm in the room but at another table working with
>I'll give them ideas. I'll give them Program Helps. I'll give them advice.
>I'll give them encouragement. But I will not give them meetings that I've
>planned for them.
I cannot judge your program from afar... but I think that this is a sign
that the kids need more help (or guidance) from the adults. Whether the
kids plan the programs or not, the adult leadership (especially the
scoutmaster) should be directly involved in the weekly programs. The
leaders can watch how the kids (younger and older) react to the activities
and gauge their reactions. This can be used to help in coaching the young
leaders in the troop.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City