scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: New 18 yr. old leader
Rik Bergethon (rberg@RMI.NET
Sat Aug 19 2000 - 07:45:38 CDT
I say congratulations on keeping him in Scouting as long as you have and
now let him do as much as he wants, or has time to do. Don't you just
hate these underachievers? With high school varsity sports, choir, and
probably girls and cars, I'm surprised you can keep him in the troop at
all. Let him do any job he wants to, but make him commit to doing a good
job at it, not just half-assed.
Even if it is just making transportation arrangements for outings;
following up on patrol shopping for food trips to insure they have
decent food to eat; planning and purchasing food for the adult leaders
(old timers) patrol for outings (if you use that system); running the
uniform or gear swap shop for the troop, if you have one; keeping
inventory of patrol or troop equipment and its condition; working with
the PLC on annual troop planning, etc.
Make a job, if you need to, something to challenge him, and get his
commitment to complete it and go.