Ronald Dean (redean@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Sun, 14 Jul 1996 12:49:42 GMT
Thanks all. Let me share a few details so you can have a better
understanding of what I am dealing with.
We are supposed to have our registration turned in mid January. So what's
wrong with April. Lot's , it really screws up the system.
Blue and Gold Dinner. It was 3 weeks after our Pinewood Derby. At the Derby
it was,"Would you mind putting this together". The Cubmaster was 15 minutes
late. No program, no flag. Just sit down, eat, and go home. Table
decorations you ask ? Nope.
Pinewood Derby was planned 4 nights before the race. About 80 of our boys
participated. Race was a boring 4 hours long.
"Boy's Life is an unnecessary expenditure". My son can't wait to get his. It
encourages him to read so I'm all for it. I had to make a special trip to
our Scout office to sign him up.
I can count on one hand the number of Leader meetings we had. Committie
meetings were non-existant. "We don't need to meet each month,because we do
not have anything to talk about. Let's not waste our valuable time".
On finances they want buy the council a canoe, and the Pack camping
equipment. We currently have about $1800. A few see a real need to spend
this money with no forethought and start the year with a $300 reserve.
Remember we run about 100 boys. I have a problem with what they want to
spend the money on. My thoughts are it should be spent on our Scout program
, not on a once a year Family campout. The boy's earned our fund's and
should reap the rewards.
I took over CC in June. Had a "parent's meeting" where I informed those that
showed up that they were on the Pack Committie. We did the tripod thing to
show the support a Pack needs. Had a signup sheet for the various activities
for next year. Next year's calender was printed up. Handed out a Pack
pyramid page to make clear to those present how the Pack is structured.
Even with only a 10-15% turnout I believe the meeting was succesful. We even
had a Dad that was coaching baseball, miss his game to be there. I'm trying
to get more Mom's involved. I think that will help with some of our
I'm trying to lead the Pack out of chaos without losing any of our more
experienced Leaders. These are the vocal few that brought us down the path
we were on. Right now we need them because no one is willing to take over
their positions. At the same time they make life difficult because they know
better than all the years of experience of the Scouting program.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City