scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Troop Activities vs. Family Activities
Mick Cole (MicCCole@AOL.COM
Sun Jul 02 2000 - 16:47:46 CDT
In a message dated Thu, 29 Jun 2000 6:01:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Kim
Elmore <KDMcElmore@AOL.COM> writes<in part>:
<< Have your troops scheduled any activities that include the boys' entire
families? If so, what? How successful were they? What did the boys get out
of the experience?
Please don't respond by flaming me and telling me that this is not Mom
scouts. If you believe there should be no family participation in troop
activities, then just say so. This is, after all, just my $.02 worth.
Troop Committee Member, etc.
Occasionally, my troop does schedule a family camp-out at a council camp
lodge. So far, they have been very successful. The scouts use it as an
opportunity to demonstrate their scout skills to their families. The families
gain greater familiarity with the scout program. The campout is planned and
run by the PLC. It's not something we do very often--no more than once a
year. We also invite second year Webelos dens to camp with us occasionally,
both as a recruitment tool, and to help with the transition to Boy Scouts.
SM, Troop 62