Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Meeting Night
Re: Meeting Night
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 15:01:18 -0500
At 10:46 AM 10/20/98 -0700, you wrote:
> Committee members argue
>that we have better attendance because there is not a conflicts with
>athletics (games/practices) and school (homework.)
Any night you choose there will be conflicts for some people
> They also feel that
>changing would send the message that they have to choose between Scouts
I don't see it this way. We've had lots of guys through the years in
sports. Sometimes they miss a meeting or a campout but that's their choice.
More often, though, they get to a meeting directly from practice.
Please respond to two questions:
>1) What night do you meet and why?
Some years back we moved from Thursday to Tuesday. I forget why we switched
from Thursday but we picked Tuesday mainly because it was a convenient night
for me (I work 2 evenings a week).
The other Troops in town meet on Wednesdays. And I think it's important
that not all Troops in a town meet on the same night. I have known Troops
that met on Sunday and it seems to have worked for them.
> We presently meet on Sundays. This
>causes us to miss many meetings due to holidays and not meeting on
You gave some very good reasons against Sunday meetings. Another is that
Sunday may be the only "family" night open for some families. And some
churches run their youth programs on Sunday evenings.
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
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Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(920) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
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