Re: The ``Speech"
Thu, 10 Sep 1998 12:52:42 -0700
>What is the key to persuading parents to assume a small level of
>involvement with and for the Pack?
-Ask them sincerely.
-They all feel busy. Make sure they understand that other families
are equally busy and have equally good reasons for limitting their
help. If they feel in the same boat its harder to make excuses.
-They all feel not qualified to play clown in front of kids. Just make
sure they start thinking you are more qualified.
-Give them security that if they offer to help a little they will not
end up as one man committee, cubmaster, den leader and what not.
-Give them assurance that whoever helps will get help helping...
-Make sure they really understand that nobody is paid to make
a program for their kids. It their kids, not somebody elses.
-Make sure they understand what they are supposed to do.
-Den leaders feel responsible for a pack.
-No boring speeches, but take their help for granted. They need to
explain why thy can't help.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City