Re: Pack seating arrangement
Ellen M. Rohr (erohr@JUNO.COM)
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 12:16:52 EDT
On Mon, 19 Aug 1996 10:37:05 -0400 Kevin S Woods writes:
> If the tiger "dens" are now coming to all meetings, but there is
>no tru "tiger den leader" how do units propose to seat them?. . . I'll
need a football field!
What pack 45 does is makes a U shape in the cafeteria with chairs. There
are 4 sections of chairs, 1 for each grade level. There is 1 row of
chairs for each den. Each row has 10 chairs. We then have cafeteria
tables behind the chairs for the parents.
We have them seated in their row: 2 cubs 1 adult, 2 cubs, 2 cubs, 1
adult, 2 cubs. That make each cub within arms length of the leader. It
also reinforces the idea of 2 deep leadership.
With the TC. I would suggest doing the same. Have the parents rotate
and be the "temporary den leader and assistant den leader" for 1 month.
The next meeting have a different set of parents do the same. That way
the TC have guidance. And again the parents learn there needs to be 2
As far as needing the football field. You may have to put the chairs a
little tighter together. But most of these boys (at least the younger
ones) are small people and you can get away with that. Your den leaders
will know not to let Johnny sit next to Alex because they will tear each
others heads off. And Fred can't sit next to Tom because they are best
friends and will spend the whole night talking.
Potawatomi Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City