Laurence A Edwards (larryradar@JUNO.COM)
Fri, 11 Oct 1996 05:32:42 PST
I am a newer subscriber to the list. I've been on for about two months
but never got around to sending an Intro.
I am a former Bear Scout, but never continued my advancement because the
pack and dens were not doing
anything. "There is the backyard -- Go out and play!" that was our den
meeting. Nobody wanted to do anything.
The Bob Cat Ceremony hit it right on when you remove the candle for the
parents. The scout does loose his way.
This will be my 4th year as Cubmaster for Pack 237 in Altamonte Springs,
FL. I find it quite satisfying and
rewarding to see these young scouts move up through the ranks and
graduate to scouts. I have 3 active children, a
Boy Scout, a Cub Scout, and a Girl Scout. With scouts, school and church
activities our week becomes very hectic.
Layoffs can be a real hardship to families and scouts. I was hit with a
corparate restructure about 2-1/2 years ago and had to accept a low
paying position. If you know of any companies that need a Systems
Analyst or Mechanical
Engineer on the eastern US please drop me an Email. It would be much
Our pack was only around the 35 boy mark for the past two years, this
year we are over a hundred. Don't know what we did, but it worked.
Keeping this number of scouts under control during a pack meeting is
challenging and keeping their interest. At the last pack meeting, about
half the scouts got there Bob Cat, it was a little awkward to get all of
them up at one time for the ceremony. Another thing that keeps me
guessing is, how come the pack meetings never go according to plan? We
also have a lot of volunteers now, Parents are getting involved and
joining committees. This is wonderful! The more parents, the better.
Thanks for taking the time to read this intro.
Laurence "RADAR" Edwards LarryRadar@Juno.com
Cubmaster Pack 237 Either Soar with the Eagles or scratch
with the chickens.
Altamonte Springs FL
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City