Thank You Cards November 20, 2008Posted by thetrainerscorner in Uncategorized.
Tags: Cub Scouts, Meeting Helps, Outings, Scout Leaders, Scouts, Thank You Cards, Tour Permit, Training, Webelos
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Happy Friday to you! Hopefully whenever you have an outing with your unit you file a tour permit. You know it’s required by Scouting for any meeting outside of your normal den / troop meeting place. But if you have an outing where someone helps you in any way, I would suggest something else that could be considered required: A Scout thank you card.
Whenever my den has an outing where someone helped us in any way, I have all the boys that attended sign the card. I also try to get a picture of the boys with the person or persons that helped us with the outing. Then I write a note of thanks, and mail it along with the picture of the boys and the individual. And not just for outings. If someone comes to our den meeting and gives a presentation, they will get a picture and thank you card. You can pick up these cards at your local Scout Shop, or at the on-line http://www.scoutstuff.org/. Or consider having your boys make them. If a person is willing to help out scouts in any way, I’m sure they would love to get this in the mail.
(Always use caution when sending out pictures of your den. Case in point: We went to City Hall in our town about a year and a half ago. We met the mayor and led the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the city council meeting. Fast forward to about a month ago. The picture of my den with the mayor showed up in the newspapers and campaign flyer mailings for his re-election! We never were asked if it was OK to have the picture of our sons used for this. He won re-election, so maybe we helped.)
It’s a good way for scouts to give goodwill, as the Law of the Pack states. And it’s a good way for a scout to be courteous, as the Boy Scout Law tells us.
-Scouter Jeff <><