I was told there was a major interest in starting a new Venturing Crew in a nearby town. The Mrs. and I went over at the high school and had an informal gathering of a dozen+ students who said they were interested. No. problem I tried setting up a recruitment time but with the end of school, the excuses kept flowing in. Now that school is out for the summer I set up a time with a two hour slot for them to stop by and sign up. in that 2 hour time slot NO ONE showed up. One gal emailed me about being interested, and the Mrs. is taking her under her wing and introducing her to the outdoors through other community organizations and clubs. She already has a kayak outing lined up with a group of women who kayak regularly.
I was told there was to be 20+ youth interested in starting this crew. Looks like a lot of hype and no substance.
Is this typical or did I just run into a lot of adult generated fantasy?