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    Exclamation Any ideas for keep Cubs quite!!

    Any ideas needed!!
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    duct tape

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    we already tryed that one they just pull it off
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    rubber mallet?
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    gin in the milk or leaking gas stoves?

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    I stand with my arm in the air and silence falls throughout the hall, and a miracle occurs. Or they could just go quiet because they know I'll take the time waiting for them off their game time.

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    if we're being serious,

    you need a million trechniques and u should never use one more than three times.

    sometimes YOU CAN SHOUT

    other times you can whisper

    sometimes you can make them stand silently for 5 minutes (in reality, more like 2 mins and then you start to speak, only to be used once every couple of terms... the threat is enough)

    losing the letters od TUCK SHOP as they interrupt. No tuck if they lose all the letters.

    Keeping them all in view (no lines with kids standing behind each other)

    hand in air, their hand then goes up and mouth shuts. (do you give six points? give a point to the first hand up and a point off the last mouth shut)

    start your instructions again each time you are interrupted

    why tell them the rules for fires, stoves, going outside.... why not ask them what the rules are

    precede questions with: "putting your hands up if you know the answer..." (lots of leaders say "who knows this game...?" and then get cross when 30 kids answer!

    stand naughty ones nearer you

    have a naughty step

    threaten only that which you will carry out

    make your talking exciting and interesting... don;t read from a book. Declaim, act, gesture, involve the kids... remember.. somebody rather important once said :”Any adult who can’t make his point to a keen boy in under ten minutes should be shot"

    Punish the group only occasionally. But do it. It won't kill them.

    reward, praise... tell them "you were brilliant last week and i told baloo all about it, let's see if you can be as good this week."

    Don't be scared to stop that which does not work. It will probably be a success 6 months later. it makes no sense. just balme the moon, wet play and windy days.

    NB. kids will need to run off their energy if it has been raining as they will have been indoors all day. They are mental when it has been windy (no seriously. ask anybody who works in a kennels or stables. wind sends them loopy. and finally... and there has been research done into this... full moons. kids are worse at full moon. there is also more crime committed) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/6723911.stm

    if they are getting louder and you get louder, they will just get noisier. you should have quiet voices in your armoury.

    be honest. if you have had a terrible week at work. tell them. tell them you are in a terrible mood but you'd like to go away happy at how well behaved they've been.

    keep to some simple rules. if they have lines to stand on, keep them on those lines. Make them concentrate on the small things. ummm

    that's it for now. bit of a stream of consciousness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wullie View Post
    duct tape
    You beat me to it.

    Remember, silence is golden, but duct tape is silver.

    Remember; Some people are like "Slinky's". Worthless, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

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    i will have to try a few of those!! espically the rubber mallett
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    My big thing is "Control through activity" keep them so busy all the time ... if they have time to tie there shoe you gave them to much time .. yes this means you need to have a solid plan and keep that plan moving, but it does work ... if you don't give them time to get into machief you wont have any...

    If you want ideas on how to keep them busy I send out a monthly email newsletter that is loaded with tons of ideas... I would guess if you printed it all it would be around 30 pages every month ... things like games, crafts, skits, stories, ceremonies, etc ... to subscribe go to InsaneScouter and become a free member.

    By the way the next newsletter should be sent out in the next week or so.
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    A quiet colony, pack, or troop always gives me the jitters. It isn't natural.

    Yes, quiet during notices and instructions, but most other times I would expect a bit of chat.

    I've seen a section where everyone was neat, tidy and quiet, and once they had their instructions off they went about their activities in near silence. Gave me the heebie jeebies, like something out of the Stretford Wives. I hasten to add, that the Group was very successful indeed, so the kids obviously didn't mind.

    I agree with Chris, you need lots of different tools to deal with kids and you need to vary them to suit their mood.
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    quiet - what's that?
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    I expect quiet when someone is talking, Cub or adult, as courtesy is required. 'Why should we all sit quietly and listen to your talk about hobby/charity etc., when you talked through someone else's?'
    However, there are times for quiet, but they do come to Cubs/Scouts to do things and to be with their mates, and that makes a noise.

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    I find they seem to listen better to our young leader... He never has to shout... Indeed if we run a game where they have to follow called out instructions, we often get the YL to do the calling... He refuses to shout or repeat himself... But he's "Cool" so the cubs listen!

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