Cubs learn from the older scouts

September 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I think a scout leader can use photography to help his mission of modeling for success. And what I mean by that is use photography to document the behaviors you are trying to instill and reinforce. Treat your volunteers with respect and show them what they accomplished. The photo below was taken a few years ago while I witnessed the power of the scouting program in how powerfully the older boys influence the younger scouts. Our older scouts were asked to volunteer for helping out at a Twilight Camp for Cub Scouts. Now mind you, the older boys don't naturally want to go and spend their Saturday and Sunday with a bunch of young Cub Scouts, but with proper leadership credits and recognition they did volunteer to help out. Much to my surprise and certainly to the older boys surprise they really got a lot out of it. Not only did they mentor to the young scouts but they were worshiped by the young scouts. Their affections were evident in the group poses I had each Patrol do with their mentor Scout. Photographs like this, treating the older Scout volunteer leaders as hero's, makes it easier to recruit the next year when you need a new crop of mentoring older Scouts. (A link to more photos from that Twilight Camp: Mentoring Mentoring Cubs Twilight Camp 2009-419Twilight Camp 2009-419


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