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
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
- 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
- Trainer: You really needn't worry, You'll never get
Parent: My daughter tells me now, that day camp is the thing.
- Trainer: We need a dance director, and someone who
- 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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