HeidiKC Posted September 14, 2012 Share Posted September 14, 2012 When ds joined Scouts a couple of years ago, we couldn't seem to figure out how everything in Scouting worked, and are just now feeling like we really get it. I mean things like: getting a blue card ahead of time for merit badge. Come to meeting 30 minutes early to work on rank advancements, where are the merit badge worksheets to download, what is a Class A uniform, what is Court of Honor, do parents attend, etc. Most of which is in the handbook the troop puts together. But we consistently have problems with parents not knowing these things and the Scoutmaster is frustrated. I guess because people aren't looking things up. I've suggested a webpage. I just wondered how other troops deal with getting information out to parents, and if they constantly have lots of questions that could be answered in the troop handbook (or maybe not). I'm in charge of updating the handbook, and I'm not really sure what I can do to make it so that parents read these things and don't have all the questions. Also, what percentage of parents would you say attend the parent meetings? Please no debate about Scouting, or comments about this is why you don't do Scouts. I'm just looking for helpful suggestions so that we can help with all the cluelessness on the part of the parents. Thanks so much! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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