Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Why join now?
Why join now?
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 15:01:12 -0500
We're starting our recruitment among the Webelos dens. One of the problems
in the past has been boys & parents who are interested but never follow
through. Instead of joining in March or April they wait "until school is
out". Then it's "summer is so busy with [baseball, play practice,
whatever]--we'll wait until that's over". I think we could keep some of
these kids if we could snag them in the spring but by the time September
rolls around they've pretty much lost interest. And even if they do come in
they've missed quite a bit and start out behind their peers.
I know all the reasons why they should start right away but does anyone have
a fun way to present it to the parents (or the kids). Perhaps something
like "Top ten reasons you should join Scouts now" or some other light,
humorous way to get the message across.
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
311 N. Spring St. Outside of a dog, a book is
Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(920) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
Scoutmaster, Troop 736