Re: Pack Problems - Update II
Dennis L. Haynes (HAYNESNPA@AOL.COM)
Fri, 15 Nov 1996 13:23:58 -0500
My apologies if this is rambling...preparing for a new job has induced brain
It seems fairly clear your CM has no clue about how to establish proper
leadership. Has she gone to any training? Your idea of sectioning off the
chairs sounds good, but if the boys and parents do not have any discipline
in their actions, and this behaviour is *obviously* being condoned by the CM,
the same chaos will occur.
Perhaps I'm being overreactive, but, *now*, not next month, is the time to
establish your plan of action. If the meeting is *still* in the same lack of
order, decide what you will do with your Den, and DO IT! Don't threaten
I still think the Committee needs to take charge here and let the CM know her
position is not being carried out in the spirit of scouting. Better yet,
invite your Council or District leadership and a representative of the
Chartering organization to the next Pack meeting and watch what happens!
Also, apologies and restitution to your school is definitely in order. Why
the CM doesn' t seem to 'get it' on this is beyond belief. The CM is
supposed to guide the Pack and provide, if nothing else, a good example of
leadership, citizenship, etc., etc. She sounds very immature, lashing out at
your boys, establishing a rule her boys do not follow with no enforcement,
etc. Perhaps using child development techniques with her might help. <g>
It's also time to talk with the parents of your Den (not the Pack......the
other parents will 'get the word' in good time) about the behaviour, if, for
nothing else, to let them know your opinion of your Den's behaviour vs. the
rest of the Pack. Parent pressure is a marvel to behold!
As a parent, if nothing else, you have a right to expect better than this.
For the record, based on your comments, you and your Den would be welcome in
our Pack *anytime*.
Dennis Haynes "A waste is a terrible thing to mind"
Cubmaster, Pack 635
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