Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Motivation for Service Projects
Motivation for Service Projects
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 08:25:23 -0600
Hello everyone. Yesterday my SPL and ASPLs approached me and said they had a lot
of Trouble getting the several of the Scouts motivated to do a service project
while on the campout. They asked me if they could reword the Scouts who worked
hard to thank them (which was over half the Troop). Truth of this situation is I
am proud the Senior leaders see the problem and are trying different ideas to
solve it. They understand that service towards other is important to Scouting
and individual growth. We talk a lot about this. But I would like more ideas of
how to teach Scouts why community service is important for them and their
community. And I would like some proven ideas that your units use to motivate
the Scouts towards doing the service projects.
Tonight at the PLC meeting I am going to start by pointing out the Three Aims of
Scouting and show them the part where service to other comes from. But there is
more and if you have any stories, ideas, programs that I can give to the PLC, I
will be most grateful.
Have a great Scouting Week.