Thanks for the help
David Weintraub (dhw@TELERATE.COM)
Fri, 2 Sep 1994 10:46:04 -0500
Thanks for all of your help. This list has proven to be an excellent
resource once again.
The Candy Sales:
Since many of you have told me that I can expect about 40 boxes (2/3 case)
to be sold by each scout, especially if we provide some incentives, it
has improved the spirits of our Pack.
It will also give us a "goal" to aim for in our fund raising committee.
I will aim to have "$1 per dozen box" award program aimed at our scouts.
We won't be giving our scouts cash, but we will give them prizes worth
about $1 per dozen boxes sold. This will give us $35 for each case sold
and the scout about $5 for each case sold.
The Den Flag:
Thanks for the information about the Den Flags. It was felt that the
Den Flags BSA sold cost too much and wouldn't give the flavor of
individuality of each Den. Some of you recommended each Den design
their own flag and this is the course we decided to take. We hope
to overcome any problems of a boy being left out of the design
process by allowing each boy to sign his name on the flag. We also
"limit" the design of the flags to keep them somewhat uniform and
to prevent major disagreements on the design in the Dens.
We will make our "flags" (actually placard) from felt. The layout
of all of the flags will be the same, but the design will vary.
The flags will be 28" by 18" with a Dark "Scout Blue" background. A
six inch den number in "Scout Gold" will be on the lower left corner. The center
each flag will have a "Scout Gold" background. The background can be
a variety of shapes. In the background the cubs will use dark blue
felt to create some sort of design that will be unique to their Dens.
Under the center emblem, there will be a short "Den Motto" (like
"True Blue" or "Golden Boys"). On the right side of the emblem, we
will have all of the boys in the Den sign their names on the flag.
The emblem and the motto will be of the boy's choosing.
Above the Den Number, in the upper left corner, we will attach various
awards as the Den earns them. We have found a variety of colorful
feathers and Southwest/Indian designed trinkets that will fit in this
area. Also patches from Scouting activities that the whole den went
to (like the Kinnus) can be placed in this corner too.
The Den will keep its flag until they "retire" from Cub Scouts. The
flag will be kept by the Pack and displayed on certain occasions like
our Blue and Gold Dinner.
The design and colors unify the Dens and identify them with Cub Scouts,
but there is enough variety in the design to allow the boys some
creativity. The flags will be made at the first Pack meeting, and
the first reward to be attached to a flag will take place at that
meeting. We hope that this will build up enough excitement among the
boys and their parents.
Again, thanks for your help. I'll let you know how the flags turned
David Weintraub | Opinions expressed are mine and not Telerate's
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