Re: Seabase or Other Long Term Plans
Mark Arend (arend@CENTURYINTER.NET)
Tue, 14 Jul 1998 07:57:20 -0500
At 10:58 AM 7/13/98 -0700, you wrote:
>One of the ASM's and I are considering approaching the Troop Committee and
>scouts with the idea of a long term planning for a trip to seabase. Say
Sounds great. That's how we are doing it. We started planning last month's
Isle Royale trip over a year ago. We're starting to plan next year's
Colorado trip & have dates for Philmont in 2000. Long-term planning is the
way to hold on to kids who might otherwise leave--they know there's another
big trip coming up.
>How did you approach it with parents?
We just tell them that this is the plan.
>How did you deal with scouts that left during the time?
It hasn't been a problem. We don't actually take reservations & money until
6 or 8 months before the trip. We did have one drop out about a month
before we left for IR (another long story) but as there was someone waiting
to step in he was able to get his money back. Otherwise we would have
refunded anything we were able to get back.
>How did you deal with new scouts that came in?
If there's room & they fit the qualifications, great.
>Too often I hear "we can't do that, we don't have the money" or 'That's
>tooooooo expensive". I think this will help them learn that they CAN plan,
I agree. I keep telling them that they can do anything they want. They
just have to work for it.
Mark W. Arend
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