Re: OWL vs. OLS
- --- In scouter_t@y..., Judy Yeager <kcjscout@s...> quoted:
> Kevin Pate wrote: Many will have camped heavily before and anyintro course will bore them.
-> Can't find the specific quote where Kevin said this, but couldn't
pass up responding. The key thing we teach to experienced woodsmen is
that leading a group of 8 boys and their parents in a Webelos Den
campout is a TOTALLY different thing than any other campout has ever
been for him.
Many men and women and their children love to camp as a family.
Not many of them bring 7 of their son's friends along. Not too many
families have an organized plan for the day activities as well as
practiced skits for the evening campfire. Neither do they ask 10
strangers (parents of the friends) to join them--several of whom are
single parents and/or guardians and several that have never camped in
No-unless they've been a Webelos leader before, or need serious
mental health attention, they haven't done this. What we can teach
experienced outdoorsman is the difference between deer hunting with
good 'ol boys and a Webelos Den campout. Like, no beer. Like, your
acts completely different in a group than when you are one-on-one.
Like, this is a whole lot of work!
That's what the bored outdoorsman needs to learn. So, have him
teach a part of the Round-Robin skills to show his ability, and then
sit through the rest to learn about Scouts.
SM, Troop 110 Firebird District Training Czar
Grand Canyon Council Jambo '01 Arena Lighting Staff
Phoenix, AZ Used to be a Bobwhite (WE4-10-1-01)
...and a good ol' Eagle, too! (W-CS-41)