Re: Pack Problems...
Dennis L. Haynes (HAYNESNPA@AOL.COM)
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:10:00 -0500
My heart goes out to you.
Briefly, I don't think I saw what your Committee has to say about this. Try
them, then try the District Executive, then consider moving/splitting the
We had early discipline problems. We had to get tough publicly at Pack
meetings, explaining there was the need to accomplish things at these
meetings, and constantly stopping to discipline was taking this away. We
allow 10 minutes for tag in a controlled area so they can be boys'. They now
raise their hands before talking in the group, mainly because they DO
understand the need to respect another's viewpoint. How in the world does
this CM get anything done at the meetings? Are no other parents complaining?
The parents were great in what was instituted. Meetings start and finish on
time, every time. Without their support, we might have had a disaster.
As an aside, my son, one of the rowdies, was appaled by the behavior of the
new Cubs and tigers at the first Pack meeting after Roundup! Sometimes it
Bottom line....so goes the attitude of the CM, so goes the Pack. Your posts
describe situations and attitudes on the part of your Pack's upper leadership
that would have me and my boy long gone.
Cubmaster, Pack 635
Desert Pacific Council
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