scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Important Update (Why)
Katherine Coates (Tuwanda@AOL.COM
Thu Feb 10 2000 - 11:42:47 CST
I think the problem here is Webelos den leaders are forgetting or are not
aware of their #!1 basic responsibility to the boys: that is to keep them
interested and motivated in Scouting enough to get them into a troop.
The Webelos drop out rate is staggering -- the worst in all of BSA. Worrying
about den continuity or leader inconvenience or den pride seems a little
selfish when faced with the risk of a boy losing interest -- or worse,
deciding Scouting is not cool or hip -- and dropping out forever.
For Heaven's sake, Webelos leaders, please, please do whatever you have to do
to keep the boys involved. Today's motivated Webelos is tomorrow's Eagle.
Just MHO. Katherine Coates, ASM Troop 28, Santa Ana, CA