david swank (dswank@SAT.NET)
Sun, 18 May 1997 15:51:34 -0700
I hope I can get some information from some of you Cubmasters out there
who have a Pack Committee that works properly. We are in the process of
rebuilding and I'm on my second year as Cubmaster and spent one year
doing the job unofficially for my husband. My pack has never had a
functional committee in the 31/2 years I've been here. We're kind of
feeling our way around still. When I started there was no one who had any
experience with Cubs left in the Pack, all new people. Half way thru our
1st year our DE suddenly died and we are now on the 3rd DE since him so
we haven't had alot of Council support.
How do you get a functioning committee? How many people do you recruit?
Please divulge your secrets :-)
I would really like to pass the Cubmaster's position on to one of our up
and comming Dads as my son is now a Boy Scout. But the Dads see me with
my numerous hats and say no. In a properly functioning Pack the
Cubmaster's job isn't that demanding or so I've read. Is this true? in an
ideal situation what does the job entail? I want to be honest to the "new
recruits" I got the one afternoon a week talk when I began as a Den
Leader but my Mom was a Brownie Leader for 3 daughters so I kind of knew
what was expected. I don't want any new parents to be resentful.
I plan to stay on as Asst Cubmaster for another year and then as
Committee Chair for awhile until we get some more enthusiastic parents.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
Kris Swank, Cubmaster, Webelos II Den Leader(former), TIger Den Coach,
Popcorn Mom etc, etc Pack 392
Cub Roundtable Staff, Program Director Dist. Day Camp
Committee Member Troop 379
Brownie Leader Troop 2703
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City