scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Active status
Cheri Mertins (cmertins@SETAC.ORG
Fri Feb 04 2000 - 10:34:59 CST
In reading this it makes me think of a bigger issue. If this scout has gone
on to complete all the activities, visited the troop, had discussions with
all those people and the den leader is basically clueless - where was this
den leader? I am actively working with each of my Webelos to make sure they
are on track to complete their requirements for AOL. If they don't attend
the meeting, I call, find out why not, and let them know what we have worked
on and give the scout a chance to "catch up" with the rest of the den.
Until a scout tells me he doesn't want to participate anymore, I don't give
up. At this age, it is often a parent that cannot (or doesn't want to) get
that child to the meeting. This is a very precarious time for a scout. He
is either lured into sports and doesn't make time for scouting OR he may
have an interested scout leader that keeps him active.
Chances are, this scout is more likely to go farther in Boys Scouts than a
lot of his den because he appears to have gotten to that point largely on
his own. Give this Scout his Arrow of Light and be proud of his initiative
and drive to succeed as a Scout!
Committee Chair and Den Leader
Pack 32, EscaRosa District, Pensacola, FL