Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Twist on turning 18
Re: Twist on turning 18
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 13:04:53 -0400
<Allen Maddox wrote>
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?
While I've never done it, it HAS been done before. That's how I
started out! After a year of doing mostly nothing in my troop,
interspersed with occasional moments of total responsibility, I found
out about another troop that was desperate for new leaders. After one
visit, I was hooked (it was clear the other adults had no clue how to
run a Scout troop - which is a really long story I'll tell you if you
really want to know). Of course, I would have been hooked regardless
of HOW the troop was run, as long as my responsibility in the troop
was something more than sitting in the back of the room trying to be
comfortable listening to old men gab. ;-}
Actually, this sounds like it might make a very interesting
conversation at the next roundtable. There are probably more than a
few Scouters in the district wondering what to do with their "new"
A. J. Mako, email@example.com , Scoutmaster Troop 381
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