Re: Query - Pack committee make-up; job description
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 3 Oct 1996 11:47:05 -0500
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?
ANY and EVERY pack who wants to have QUALITY UNIT ANNUAL AWARD will use and
report completion of Fast Start, it is required.
ALL packs I have know for the past 28 years have used the recommended pack
The catch is, most volunteers do not do their assigned task.
>2. How many Pack Committees are using a hybrid
>structure (combined positions, other positions than those recommended)?
There is NO hybrid anything. The committee makeup states that there is to
be a committee chairman (required to charter annually), and at least 2 other
adults. The suggestion is Secy-Treas. as one; and advancement as the other.
However, you can have as many people and positions as you can find work for
them to do. THAT is the catch --- accepting a volunteer and then NOT giving
them any responsibility is 100 times worse than not having anyone. They
will forever talk negatively about their experience to whoever will listen.
>3. How many Committees have a Den Leader Coach position?
ONLY packs with at least 2 or more dens are suppposed to have Den Leader
Coaches. And, the position is not a single position. If there are more
than 1 Webelos den, there should also be a Webelos Den Leader Coach. Then,
as long as the leaders attend the monthly pack committee meetings, there may
never be a need for a coach.
>4. Do the Den Leaders sit and vote on the Committee?
According to the program, the Cubmaster is the voice for the Den Leader
coach, leaders, and assistants. The unit leader in any part of our program
does NOT carry a vote on the committee. That too is written.
>5. What voting mechanism do you use?
>(informal, simple majority, 2/3 majority, need a quorum, Robert's Rules)
We are required by our program to use a majority, and we are not bound (also
written) by Robert's rules. We are a democratic dictatorship.
>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) .....
The term is Pack By-Laws, just as in the troops and posts, ships and teams.
Be absolutely sure that you make everyone aware that they MUST list
something like ----" the pack(troop,post,team,ship) will follow and adhere
to the rules and regulations of the Boy Scouts of America as amended from
time to time and that this unit will keep itself appraised of those changes
to the best of it's ability....."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City