Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Communication between adults and boys
Re: Communication between adults and boys
John A. Royar, Sr.
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 22:22:25 -0500
If you are saying it is hard to get leaders to commit to campouts, I would
have to agree. We are all very busy these days. Until I retired from the Air
Force earlier this year, my work week was easily 50 hours and up. But I
still made time for my Troop. I found good communications was the key to
planning any outing. If your troop waits till the last minute on who is
going, how do y'all handle the tour permit? You do submit one, don't you?
I'm sure some units may fill the form out and say the whole troop is going,
but only a portion attends. I guess this is one way around waiting to last
minute and still get a permit submitted.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cheryl Singhal [mailto:csinghal@CapAccess.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 9:50 PM
> To: John A. Royar, Sr.
> Cc: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU
> Subject: Re: Communication between adults and boys
> On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, John A. Royar, Sr. wrote:
> > I have to agree with Ben. It may help to have the SM talk with the SPL.
> > Have him remind the patrol leaders that they need to be a little more
> > organized. They can't wait till the last minute for the patrol
> members to
> > say they are going on a camp out. Let him know that a tour permit is
> Well, that's hardly fair to expect the boys to do something most adults
> these days can't/won't do. Ask any leader three weeks in advance if he's
> available, and watch him waffle. At least the Scouts have the excuse of
> not being in control of whether they will or will not go to gramma's that