Turning Parents Into Leaders

Thanks very much to Theresa Northcutt, who posted this neat skit to the WAGGGS-L Mailing List!

Parent: My daughter's just turned seven, She'd like to join your ranks
Trainer: Oh good, We need new leaders,
Parent: I have no time but thanks

Trainer: I'm sure you'll like it fine
Parent: I said I have no time.
Trainer: The training starts on Monday, Sign on the dotted line.

Parent: My daughter's just turned nine. She'd like to fly up now.
Trainer: The Leader's Guide will tell you, The where, the when, the how.
Parent: I'm really rather beat, I'd like to take a rest.
Trainer: You don't know what you're saying, the next three years are the best.

Parent: My daughter thinks it's time, Some camping she should do.
Trainer: Well, G.S. camp is just the place, We'll go along with you.
Parent: I cannot sleep on cots, It hurts my back and head.
Trainer: You really needn't worry, You'll never get to bed!

Parent: My daughter tells me now, that day camp is the thing.
Trainer: We need a dance director, and someone who can sing.
Parent: I cannot dance a step, I cannot sing a song.
Trainer: Well ten days in our day camp, We'll prove to you you're wrong.

Parent: My daughter is now 12, I've really had it now. I've hiked and camped and cooked outdoors, you name it - I know how.
Trainer: But can you really say, You haven't had some fun? Do come and learn about Cadettes, Your work has just begun.

Parent: My daughter is fifteen now, As leader, I am through.
Trainer: You can't stop now when, Seniors need advisors just like you.
Parent: I have another girl, Now she is seven, too.
Trainer: Well, aren't you glad you're so well trained, You know just what to do.

Parent: Oh, yes, indeed I know, I'm quitting Scouts today.
Trainer: But surely you have learned by now, you never get away.
Trainer: And then the sad occasion comes. (S)he ends her (his) worldly cares.
"Welcome," says St. Peter, "Your troop is over there."

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