scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: SA roles
Gary A. Musselman (Gaalmus@AOL.COM
Tue Aug 22 2000 - 14:53:15 CDT
In a message dated 8/21/00 9:58:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Roy wrote:
<< > . . . The big challenge is keeping everybody busy with something they
> worthwhile. No one likes to come to meetings and outings just to stand
But isn't that exactly what an Assistant Scoutmaster, and even Scoutmaster
for that matter, is SUPPOSED to do? (emphasis not shouting) Otherwise,
where is the youth leadership >>
If you're preaching "boy leadership" to me, you're preaching to the choir.
However, in my world, an SM's (or SA's) presence doesn't mean taking
leadership away from the boys. It means coaching and encouraging and
teaching and cajoling and merit badge instruction, and so on and so on. To
me, nothing breeds either a sense of "why bother coming" or "let's 'help'
lead" than standing around.