Re: Newsletter help
Jess Olonoff (jolonoff@GATE.NET)
Wed, 4 Dec 1996 16:10:36 -0500
Bill and all,
While your pack activities, calendar, commentary etc., should fill up both
sides of a 8-1/2 by 11 page as mine did, naturally you might want to add
some stuff for the leaders or parents as well. I would suggest that you
beg, borrow but do not steal all the program material you can find and
paraphrase i.e. rip-off as much as you please.
Each month you can highlight an aspect of the Cub program that most folks
won't find out about for years or until it's too late to do anything
about. Many of these can come right out of the Cub Leaders Book which
although we have all read it cover to cover ;-) we perhaps might have
forgotten one or two bits of useful information. You can do a month on
Quality Unit, Leaders Awards, National Den Award, Conservation Awards,
etc. These are things that often can go ignored or forgotten when so many
other things need to be done.
You also might highlight an activity from your Roundtable and/or break-out
sessions for same.
Another idea is to review a new piece of Cub Scout Literature each month.
Make sure some money is allocated for the purchase of new books for your
pack library and each month pick up something new and do a book review in
your newsletter. This has a dual or even triple usefulness as it will
increase the size and utility of your library and your leaders will have
addtional resources available to them and will know what the resources are
and how they might be used thanks to your review.
Yours in Scouting, Jess
Jess Olonoff, CM Pack-206 | Eagle - 1970, T-10 Tulsa, Okla.
Mary Help of Christians | Ta-Tsu-Hwa - Ordeal '69, Brthrhd '70
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