Boy Scout Themes
Gregory Benesh (BENESHG@BAYLOR.EDU)
Thu, 13 Aug 1998 11:47:10 -0500
The Boy Scout program does provide themes--they just are not emphasized
to the extent that the Cub Scout themes are. The Troop program packets
and the Boy Scout helps (condensed from Woods Wisdom) list the year's
themes. I don't have the list in front of me, but I do recall that
the September theme is Fishing. These themes are supported by articles
in Boys' Life.
Vicky, you might tell your RT Commissioner that you could better use
the information presented at Roundtable if they would tell you the
themes for the year. Tell him that you are doing your annual Troop
planning and would like to incorporate RT themes in your Troop program.
Perhaps that will help.
You are correct about the Boy Scout themes. When we did our RT planning
we scheduled each Boy Scout theme for the preceding month at Roundtable.
That gives some time to incorporate it into the Troop meetings. We
also used the Special Feature period (15 mins) in Roundtable to do the
shorter topics that were most needed.
Yours in Scouting,
Former Boy Scout RT Commissioner
Heart O'Texas Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City