Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Letter to the Coach
Re: Letter to the Coach
Fredrick C. Farnell
Sat, 28 Aug 1999 19:02:24 CDT
Looks like a great idea to me..."you did good"!
I like point #1 where you suggest an "excused absence". I've always done
the same for my scouts...attendance at sports activities when they
conflicted with scouts was an "excused absence" from den meetings, troop
meetings, crew meetings. Flexibility on the part of scout leaders, coaches
and parents goes a long way toward making things right for the kids.
District Commissioner, Galaxy District
Alamo Area Council
>We need your help in the following manner:
>1. Be flexible when a Scout requests a game or practice for a
>once-in-a-lifetime Scouting experience or honor - make it an excused
>2. Volunteer to work with your local Scouting unit, sharing your sporting
>or hobby expertise. (Remember, the boys you meet as a Merit Badge
>Counselor or leader could be your team leaders in a few short years�)
>3. Recommend Scouting to your team members.
>With your assistance in the manner requested above, we will produce the
>greatest mutual benefits for the boys and for our programs.
>Good luck with your upcoming season. If you have any questions or would
>like to discuss any aspect of Scouting further, please call me at
>Xxxxx, Scoutmaster, Troop xxx
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