Introduction and Pack Night Problems
Lois Largent (LKLargent@AOL.COM)
Sat, 11 Nov 1995 21:39:17 -0500
Hello from Crossroads of America, Golden Eagle District. I haven't noticed
anyone from Indiana online yet. I've been online for only a week after
having learned about Scouts-L at our Pow Wow last weekend and I have been
enjoying reading and getting to know other Scouters. I am a 1st year Webelos
leader as well as our Pack Treasurer and Advancement Chair and have been
involved with Scouting for three years as a Den Leader. Yes, I am busy, but
am having fun!
James Magalee's questions on Tue 7 Nov:
>1) the acoustics are awful in this large, rectangular room with a low
>ceiling. The casual noise made by younger siblings all but drowns out the
>person trying to speak. Its very frustrating, but little can be done
>changing the meeting place or asking parents to leave siblings at home.
>Neither is very practical at the moment.
In response about Pack meeting problems with younger siblings and the noise
level, our Pack helps to pay ($5) for a babysitter (usually an older sibling
who would like to earn a few bucks!) and then asks anyone who brings kids in
for the hour of Pack meeting to chip in a dollar per kid. We meet in a church
and use a Sunday School room for the sitter and usually have coloring books,
crayons, etc. for the kids to keep occupied. We haven't had any negatives to
this. If someone doesn't want to pay, they don't use the service. My 7 year
old daughter starts asking as soon as she knows we have pack meeting if there
will be a sitter. You might consider using another room for this or even the
hallway if another room is unavailable. This way parents don't have to leave
their kids home and we continue to encourage whole family participation.
Parents are more likely to come if they know that there are some
I'm also extremely interested in all of the cold weather tips, since we will
be taking our Webelos on our District's Winter Camp in January. I'll admit
to being a concerned mother and am just a _little_ anxious about getting my
boys properly prepared for our first Winter Camp experience. Any suggestions
for getting ten-year-olds ready will be welcomed!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City