I apologize - I joined the leadership team in December with hopes of encouraging more interactions with our team. I tore a muscle in my back and have been on bed rest. I am able to sit for a few hours now, so I will check in more often.
I agree we need to encourage one another more often.
I think that realignment and the economy have impacted membership. As for the parent involvement, in my 17 years of experience, it is always the same parents who help out. Sometimes it is like pulling teeth, you cannot get any parent to help out.
I had a parent daughter meeting 3 times a year - more if necessary. I explained that I was their daughter's GS leader, but that WE were partners in giving the girls a positive GS experience. I needed help with certain jobs and expected parents to help the troop. This worked for the 13 years that I was a volunteer.
I hope this helps.
As for publicity, our council has something in the local newspaper almost monthly on what troops are doing in our communities. Whether its selling cookies, doing a clothing drive, ect. Contact your council and see if your troop could be featured for some community service that your troop is doing. This tends to handled by the communications director at the council level.
Edited by: LIFE-FAITH at: 2/6/2009 (09:39)
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