Re: intro & question-Cubs
Murphy Peter (MurphyP@RND3.INDY.TCE.COM)
Sun, 5 Feb 1995 13:18:00 PST
I'm told my pack stopped doing cake auctions before I even joined
the pack because they got too carried away with the bidding. We
make plenty of money from popcorn sales so we do not need
another fund raiser. I'd like to start the cake bake contest
again. Here is a collection of ideas from other leaders I talked
with at Philmont Training Center last summer along with a few
ideas of my own.
Make it a "big guy/little guy" contest instead of "father/son". A big
guy could be any relative (brother, uncle, grandfather) or just a
neighbor of a friend of mom's. A "parent/child" is even less
restrictive but trying to promote more time with a male role model
is a good goal to have.
Mom must certify that the big guy and little guy cleaned the kitchen
Have lots of categories: tallest, shortest, best decorated to match
specified theme, most appropriately named cake, most delicious
looking, etc. Have Unit Commissioner be the judge.
Make "Cub Bucks" to be used for the auction instead of real money.
Use a PC and clip art to make Cub Scout money (Cub Buck). The
assistant Cubmaster carries around a stack of Cub Bucks and
gives them out throughout the year for many reasons: coming to
pack meeting, being in full uniform, to each member of den that
wins that month's attendance award, participating in a skit or
ceremony. The boys are responsible for keeping their own Cub
Bucks. Only Cub Bucks are used at the auction.
CM, Pack 125, Del-Mi District, Crossroads of America Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City