Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Tips on speaking to groups
Re: Tips on speaking to groups
Sun, 22 Aug 1999 22:21:45 -0400
Welcome to the wonderful experience of Cubmastering! The ride of a
Ive been cubmaster for 7 years now, and it does get easier - a few minor
Try to learn a few of the boys names...they love it when you know them
personally (parents like it too)
Follow the outline for successful pack meetings - in the leader book and
program helps - with all the activity, you would need to speak much.
Props are the best keys to what you want to say - tape anything
pertainent to the backs.
When the time does come to speak (advancements and annoucnements) -
remember, its scouting...and cubbing at that- so keep it fun and light!
I made a major change a few years ago by asking the Cubs to sit on the
floor in the front of the room - right in front of me - then everyone
can hear (92 boys last year). Parents come forward for advancements etc.
but mostly the meetings are for the boys, so they're right up front! -
And probably the most important thing to remember is that you are there
for the entertainment of the boys - to ensure a good program and to
reward them for their hard work and effort - talk TO them, not to their
parents - keep your agenda on their level - keep it simple, make it fun!
If you goof up - (and we all do) just casually say " Oops, Mr King
meant to say..... sometimes I say something crazy - how about you? Isnt
that a little embarassing? -<then continue> " Recognize your goof -
this helps the boys understand that we all do and say things that we dont
intend, but it isnt hard to pick yourself up and move along....
Have lots of fun!
Ellen Boselli, CM P41, Cape Cod & Islands Council
A_A " I Used ta be a Fox......" NECS 57
( o o ) Chairperson, Catholic Committee on Scouting
V "We are the Pow Wow crew" Chairperson, Multi-council Pow Wow
On Sun, 22 Aug 1999 11:33:21 EDT Ed King <EJK002@AOL.COM> writes:
>I'm a first year Cubmaster with no public speaking experience. I'm
>if anyone has any tips on how to be yourself when speaking or advice
>to add *pizaz* to the program when speaking to cubs and parents?
>Thanks for any and all advice
>Cubmaster Pack 6 Bristol, RI
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