Murphy Peter (MurphyP@RND3.INDY.TCE.COM)
Tue, 7 Mar 1995 11:20:00 PST
Jim has some good ideas about creating continuity in a Cub Scout Pack.
Question: can the desired Mission Statement be found in the "purpose of
Some things I've observed other packs doing that seem to work well (I do
not do all of these in my own pack though):
Each position maintains a 3 ring binder with a description of their job,
hints as to what works, what didn't, a list of resources, a suggested
anything to help their replacement. An after action report of this year's
should be included so they can learn from our success and failures. I'm
one of these together for my replacement as District FOS chair.
A LARGE zip lock freezer bag is used to hold the instructions and sample of
craft, and list of resources for each achievement, elective, and activity
along the Cub Scout trail. Den leaders check out the appropriate bag when
want to include a particular achievement, elective, or activity badge in a
If the den leader comes up with a new idea they should add the information
bag. After awhile you have a great pack library for all the den leaders.
Major annual events (THE fund raising activity, Blue & Gold, Pinewood Derby)
assigned to the parents (excluding the den leader) of a particular grade as
committee. So the Wolf parents run the fund raiser, the Bear parents run
Pinewood Derby, etc. They know each year they are expected to do the
task. Instead of asking for volunteers it is just assigned. Everyone knows
schedule and what to look forward to the nest year. You have an instant
so the load is immediately spread out for many hands to carry.
CM, Pack 125, Del-Mi District, Crossroads of America Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City