Query - Pack committee make-up; job description
Jan Mussler (mussler@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Thu, 3 Oct 1996 08:16:43 -0600
Hi all! Thanks to all who contributed late last Spring to our discussion
WHat would you have liked to have known your first year as Den Leader?
Ellen DeVilBiss and I condensed it and used it as a handout at Akela's
Retreat (you were all credited) 2 weekends ago and I think it contributed
greatly to the materials we handed out for Elements of a Good Den Meeting.
I am also using the condensed version for Pack Training for new Den
Leaders. Being able to glean years of wisdon like that is a tremendous
help to new leaders, particularly if you are unable to make Training
events as often as you would like. Thanks again.
My query is -
1. How many Packs use the Pack Committee make-up (number
and positions) that is recommended in the Cub Leader Basic Book and in the
Fast Start tape?
2. How many Pack Committees are using a hybrid
structure (combined positions, other positions than those recommended)?
3. How many Committees have a Den Leader Coach position?
4. Do the Den Leaders sit and vote on the Committee?
5. What voting mechanism do you use?
(informal, simple majority, 2/3 majority, need a quorum, Robert's Rules)
For the international Scouters - 6. How are your "Pack" Committees
structured? How are the groups organized?
I'd like to hear from as many people as possible in the next week to 10
days. I'll figure a percentage and post the summary to the list in a
couple weeks so reply to me directly so we don't hog the list.
My reason for asking this is that I have just completed a draft of Pack
Policies, based on Scouts-L and Internet input (other Packs as models) but
I see some "holes", mainly jobs that aren't covered in our hybrid (smaller
than recommended) Pack Committee structure. Training (Den Leader
Coaching) seems to be a big one and advancements is befuddling the way we
are doing it.
For those using a hybrid structure, could you respond more fully - what
jobs are combined, why you structured your Committee the way you did, do
subcommittees fill in gaps.
Jan Mussler, Bear DL, Pack 170, Nederland, CO
Arapahoe District, Longs Peak Council
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