Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Here we go again but not the 3 G's
Re: Here we go again but not the 3 G's
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 16:08:26 GMT
On Thu, 22 Apr 1999, James H. Moss wrote:
> 3. By passing information through to parents, you are ignoring the
> opportunity to build a relationship with that parent. (Most of the time that
> paperwork is to tell them they must get involved) It is easy to ignore
> paper. It is hard to ignore a personal commitment given face to face with a
> leader in uniform. That personal commitment starts with the first meeting
> with the parent when the youth signs up.
The troop that I currently serve as Scoutmaster uses a Information Guide. Why? When new scouts and parents came down to the troop meeting to join, I would talk to the scout and parents about our program, when we meet, yearly calendar, dues, consent forms, activities, etc.... By having the guide right in front of me, I don't forget to mention any topics to the parents that have become second nature to me, but would be of importance to talk about with them. When questions and answers are completed, the family is given the guide.
I think that it has worked out very well for us.
We also have our guide posted ou our troop web site under the heading of Files for parents or scouts to use.
Scoutmaster, Troop 302
Boston Minuteman Council
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