Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Why join now?
Re: Why join now?
Thu, 22 Oct 1998 09:08:28 -0500
One thing to do is start at the district level to establish a mind set among
and troops that crossover happens in February or March. The packs and troops
should plan on having troop representatives at the packs' crossover
Boys do not have to choose a troop by the crossover ceremony time but the
implied deadline is there.
Our district really pushes the packs and troops to start visits in the fall.
When the dens
come to visit, I talk to them about why they visit and how to choose a troop
the timeline for when they should crossover. I also tell them a good defense
home sickness at summer camp is to get to know the other boys in the troop
a couple months of camping with them before summer camp. This means a March
Another thing I do is to start adding interested Webelos to our newsletter
list. In our council, we have recently switched to a February troop
makes it natural time to add new boys and to cross them over. I use the
deadline as another way to encourage parents to make a timely decision.
Peter M. Murphy :: firstname.lastname@example.org
SM T125, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
Carmel, Indiana :: Del-Mi District, Crossroads of America Council
Life is short, pray hard.