Re: Blue & Gold door prizes
J/C Porter (jcporter@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Sun, 16 Feb 1997 12:31:47 -0600
Mark Phillips wrote:
I found it strange (as did most
> > other pack leaders) that the family members of the "lady" who was
> > drawing the numbers ALL won prizes - in some cases, two or three.
> > Mere coincidence??? I find that a little hard to believe.
> Were the drawings done in front of everyone/ Was anyone checking the
> tickets as they were being drawn? If there was only one person doing
> it all and no way to verify your suspicions, I don't see why you are
> upset at her.....you should look at the people who handled setting it
Didn't the original post say that the person drawing the tickets set
everything up, got the prizes etc? In hindsight, I'm sure this pack
realizes that one person had too much control. (As an aside, don't ever
let her be treasurer...but that's another thread - right, Kim?)
There probably isn't a way to prove that she rigged the drawing. We all
could site instances of coincidence. (At our Pinewood Derby, one of the
Boy Scouts drew his own number! He was very embarassed.) But there was
simply too much coincidence at this Blue and Gold to be written off as
Your step of limiting two prizes per family is a good start. What you
need to address also is how the numbers are pulled. Someone who has no
involvement with the prize-gathering or ticket distribution is a good
In our Pack, we let the younger siblings do the drawing. They get as
big a thrill out of picking a number as they do winning something. All
we gave away at Pinewood Derby were pens and stickers, but getting to
pull the number created as much squealing as actually winning!
Well, the exception was the Boy Scout. He was at loose ends because his
job was to take down and put up, so the Cubmaster let him draw a number.
Even though he was embarrassed that he picked his own, he took the
stickers anyway "for his little brother." <g>
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