Re: Parents camping
Dan Wilson (DWILSON3@EMAIL.USPS.GOV)
Tue, 25 Aug 1998 07:48:45 -0400
Trying to figure stuff out here, what is an LDS troop?
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Subject: Parents camping
Author: owner-scouts-l@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU at INTERNET
Date: 08/25/98 04:22 AM
My CoR has asked that I bring something to the Collective, for your inp=
Currently, our troop as zero parental support, outside of attendance at=
Courts of Honor. We had, for the first time this year, 4 families come=
parent's night at camp. None of our scoutmasters (including myself) ha=
kids old enough to be in scouting (I have the oldest child, and he's al=
We need to involved parents more. This we know. As we are an LDS troo=
are limited in what moms can do, especially camping. Dads are where we=
to turn for camping support, which is what we need the most (I'm not po=
this to start any sort of discussion about LDS rules. Just accept them=
they are in answering my dilemma).
We are considering at our fall kickoff parents night in ten days requir=
that one dad attend every campout. Rotation throughout the year. Boys=
without a "dad" at home or in the same city can ask another male relati=
who needs to meet with the Committee Chair before going on the campout =
at least we know this guy from Adam).
Our CoR has a couple of concerns, before he presents this himself to th=
1) how many other troops "require" this, versus encouraging parental
2) what methods have been successful in "encouraging" involvement?
3) have any troops had boys/families leave the program because the par=
refused to do anything with the boys (we have already had one, earlier =
4) Any other thoughts and suggestions about getting stronger parental
We are a troop of 22 boys, 4 adults, with a strong recruiting plan for =
fall. We want to get something in place before we start recruiting, so=
new boys/families come in the it in place.
Jason A. Cruse
Cruse Consulting Services, Inc.
FAX (573) 406-0632
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