Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Den Meeting Discipline
Den Meeting Discipline
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 18:19:41 -0500
Having just presided as Cubmaster over a large Cub Scout Leader Basic
Training and after teaching the "Working With Boys" section more times than
I can count it has occurred to me that it could be worthwhile to poll the
vast resources of Scouts-L to develop a list of tools and methods that have
been used to bring order to those little bits of chaos we like to call den
I'm asking all of you current and past Den leaders to relay any special tool
or program that you used in your meetings to instill discipline and maintain
control of those wonderfully wild cub scouts. I'd love to hear anything
that worked as well as well as any that didn't. I find this topic of great
interest to both new and experienced leaders and I always feel a little
inadequate answering those concerns with "conduct candle" and "cub scout
sign" pat responses. The candle idea is tough for me to pass on anyway
having had a bad experience with one. No, a cub scout was not hurt but can
you say "Flaming Den Leader"?
So e-mail me privately, if you wish, and I'll compile the list. I'll DO My
Best to post the results to the list later. Thanks in advance.
District Training Chairman
"I used to be a Buffalo"