Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Thu, 21 Oct 1993 09:27:06 CST
Peter, I think the idea of having some of the second year Webelos help with
different parts of the pack meeting is great. As a Cubmaster, I always tried
to involve boys in as many parts of the meeting as possible. In fact, each
den made some contribution. The second year Webelos den traditionally took
a hosting role with one or more Webelos designated as "greeters" to be sure
guests were welcomed and directed to seating. Maybe I was lazy but I tried
to not do much myself at the meetings but to have other adults take different
roles. Whenever possible, these adults "assisted" Cubs with leading a song,
doing a skit, etc. Badges were always presented by adults but Cubs sometimes
helped with props.
Giving a title, special patch, etc. to boys doing these things seems a bit
much. J.A.C.M. seems extreme, why not call them helpers and just thank them
for helping out. . . .on the other hand, maybe if you gave a cub a temporary
custodian insignia to wear on his sleeve while he was helping clean up the
room after the meeting you could call them T.J.A.C. (temporary junior assistant
custodians). Maybe they would work harder!!!
We've always had boys doing the things you described. I thought it was all
part of the program of involving boys in their pack.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
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