Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Assistant Scoutmaster Needed
Assistant Scoutmaster Needed
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 21:34:53 -0500
I have 9 active boys in my troop. I have one fully trained assistant
scoutmastr who is a step-dad and has since summer camp been a step
asisstant sm. Told me he was getting burned out and was not really that
interested in doing much. He has only made it to 1 out of the last 6 meetings.
I have one other dad that helps out whenever his works schedule (rotating
shifts) permits, his wife is also the committee chairperson. Both do more
than thier share.
I have two other dads that help out when they can, one drives pretty
regular, has camped out and wants the troop to be successful, the other has
a really tough work schedule and drives when he can.
Two dads I have never had attend a scout function. 1 boy lives with a
grandparent and this individual can not really help out.
I have three or four Webelos coming up in February and the prospects of
getting much involvment from those parents looks dim also.
Our troop and pack are the only ones in our County, out of 13,000 people I
think we can do better than 9 scouts and 40 cubs. Adult leadership in the
socuting program in this area seems to really be limited. I have pitched
to the CO and COR, but have been unable to get any participation by them or
members of the CO to participate. We ahve participate din many service
projects, and fundraisers for the CO but have not been able to get any
leadership. Where do I go to find some energetic leadership? Any ideas
would be great!
Thought about running a help wanted ad.
Thought about going to all the churches in the county asking for young
adults that might be interested in scouting.
Thought about waiting long enough and growing my own.
Have a good WEBELOS I leader, he will be a real asset in about a year, he
will bring 12 to 13 boys with his group when they crossover. At that time
I will really need a few "good men" to help out.
Suggestions are welcome.