Re: Increase membership in Wolfs?
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@USSCOUTS.ORG)
Thu, 3 Sep 1998 20:31:23 -0400
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Kids this age respond to activities that they think are fun. If they
really think that sports are the big fun thing, promote your den as a
place to try out a dozen sports (beltloop program) and do it. Feature a
monthly sport and competition. Along the way introduce other fun stuff
like a few weekend day trips into Dallas to see neat things. Recognize
all their wonderful accomplishments no matter how small.
If you can make it fun and offer a tad more variety than a traditional
sport, you may just end up with a lot more boys trying it out. You won't
get everyone of the eligible boys, but if you have fun and variety, more
Michael F. Bowman --- Professor Beaver NE-CS-41
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit
from Alexandria, Virginia - firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been asked to be the den leader for my sons' Wolf den. I called
the parents of the Tigers from last year to let them know when the first
meeting was being held. The roster included 12 children but 6 said "No
longer interested..sports or no time", 3 said "See ya there" and the
other 3 said "Maybe".
There are around 40 boys in this age group. How do I motivate the other
boys to join?
I know this will be addressed in my training next week but I would like
to hear from YOU !
This is a small country town in Texas, Royse City (30 min east of
Dallas), and the main theme is 1)church, 2)sports, 3)anything else.
Right now Soccer, Football, and Fall Baseball are the sports of choice.
(no scouting experience but raised on a farm/ranch)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City