Re: Commisssioners, I need your help, too!
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Mon, 11 Dec 1995 10:33:21 EST
I would stay on as CM. Cub packs are always in need of volunteers,
and with your background and experience in the pack, you'd be a
natural to stay on for a few more years. The parents would probably
appreciate it, too, especially if you are enthusiastic and can still
get "fired up" for meetings.
Being a UC is also a viable option, although you won't have the direct
or frequent contact with the unit you do as CM. I think it depends on
where you want to do most of your scouting and what specific work you
want to do. As a UC, you'll probably be asked to do lots of other
district stuff--help run camporees and Friends of Scouting or other
events, serve on roundtable staff, etc. You'll also get asked to be a
UC to more than one unit, probably, especially if you are a competent
UC (a lot aren't; they are appointed merely to fill a hole on an
organization chart). If you decide to become a UC, go to training. UC
is a very important job if done properly and taken seriously.
There is nothing that says you can't continue with your cub pack,
though, even though your sons have left. If the COR approves you,
you've got the job.
CM, Pack 1515
GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City