Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Cubs VS Sports
Cubs VS Sports
Fri, 20 Aug 1999 18:22:11 -0500
How do you counteract the push by Parents to have their sons do sports
to the exclusion to all else? We have had the problem with one or two
boys from time to time but not a major deal. This year I am finding that
many of my 2nd year Webelos won't be returning because their Parents
have given them the ultimatum Sports (Football, Basketball and Baseball)
or Scouts..."and Dad really does LOVES sports". The fairly small rural
town here in East Texas has always adored their sports heroes and we are
having a hard time competing even with field trips, camp outs and hikes.
The kids who are good at sports and make the teams are treated so much
better than the other students by the school system, the town and most
people. This is the same for the Girls and Girl Scouts.
Any suggestions to make us appear as wonderful as sports to sports happy
kids and parents?
Cubmaster & Jack of All Trades Pack 392
Committee Member Troop 379
A Good Old Beaver....Working on my Ticket SR-281-99