Getting Parents to Help
Scott Patterson (scottpat@NETDOOR.COM)
Sat, 12 Sep 1998 12:04:27 -0500
I might get blasted for this but this has worked and is still working =
for us in our district.
During the "Scouting Nights" at the local schools the entire group =
including children and parents are told that Scouting is a 100% =
Volunteer organization. They are then told that if they want their =
child to participate is scouting that they are going to have to help in =
some way with the Pack. The type of help can range from making phone =
calls to conducting den meetings to transportation and many other areas.
Now the hard sell, this is always said by a volunteer and not the DE, =
after the above is said we talk about our upcoming Akela Cub Campout for =
the district, they are told about our council camp and how much fun it =
is and that last year we had over 1700 attend (2 weekends). Now the =
Bomb is Dropped: The group is told that BSA does not stand for Baby =
Sitters of America. It gets real quiet now. Then the Cubmaster(s) from =
the packs that pull from that school get up and talk about their packs.
We have had great results with this, but it may not work for everyone.
I use to be an Eagle but now I am a Bald Eagle SR-188
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City