Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Twist on turning 18
Re: Twist on turning 18
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 13:19:42 -0700
at one time or another over twenty years (did I say that) our troop
(sometimes down to 3 boys and 1 and one half leader have asked the same
On average we have gained more effective ASMs (and SMs) by bringing in 7 to
10 new boys at a time in a directed recruitment. Spring Web-Scout
transistions out of our feeder pack has contributed some but not the most.
Recruiting outside your the troop is not verbotten but due diligence is
Double duty if they (recruits) come to you.
I personally prefer to quietly but persistently lobby the parents (fathers
especially) that to not support the troop or lend a hand with leadership
gives me and leaders like me more time to impress our values on their boys.
At present we has 35+ boys and 1 very good SM and 5 contribuiting ASMs(and a
healthy troop committee as well)
You can make a difference.
Working your ticket can also include the quiet but persistent counsel for
patrol method scouting at its simplest delivery possible.
Get the adults and the boys out of the entertainment and education business
and get them into the character, citizenship and fitness business....and
provide the logical thought and methodology (woodbadge-brownsea- etc) which
provides the wisdom to know the difference.
Good luck on the ticket
Persistent Commissioner and practicing Owl
>My question is this. Has anyone ever recruited "New" adult SAs from
>neighboring Troops who wish a fresh start (i.e. a place where they are
>not still looked upon as a "kid")? Or is this taboo?
>YiS (Yours in Scouting)