Hey, Guys! Our scout PWD workshop is this coming Saturday. Ethan and I are really excited (I am going to do the talking and Ethan is going to demonstrate the techniques)-- but it seems like we are the only ones. The Cubmaster has PWD kits for scouts to purchase (our pack can not afford to give them away, but they are only $4) but so far only three scouts have purchased their kits. That does not mean that people won't be attending the workshop, but it does not bode well. Doesn't seem like folks are getting to excited about the PWD.
My question to ya'll is: can you think of anything I can do to bolster enthusiasm and get the families to attend the workshop? I am offering Derby Doc stencils as door prizes. I am making some of my award winning cookies. The scouts will get assistance cutting out their cars if they want to at this workshop. I realize that you can not MAKE people attend... but I sure wish that I knew what to do to drum up interest. It has been well advertised at pack meetings, twice in the monthly newsletter, and reminders at the den meetings.
Any input will be appreciated. This is our first workshop and I wanted it to be awesome. I guess if only three kids show then we will work with three kids. Still, I wonder if I am doing something wrong?
Yeah we had only a few come to ours last year. Out of the 8 kids we sent to district, 5 of them built their car or the majority of their car at our workshop. The other 3 were from den's where no one attended, so it was a toss up anyway. those same boys all came to me before district, and I tweaked even more speed out of their cars, so I can assume they will come to the workshops this year (if I have a pack to have them for...)