Re: Heads up on School Night
Kevin S. Woods (kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU)
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 08:36:51 -0700
Here is the way we set up for School night with our Pack:
We use one of the school Cafeterias. We have 2 BSA troops in town and they
participate that night as well (good exposure).
We put one troop at one end and one at the other. Between the troops along
1 wall we put lunch room tables.
Behind each table (or part of) we put the following signs:
New Cub Scouts
Returning Cub Scouts
Our CC makes up a simple form that is given to all adults as they come in,
along with a list of special events for the year (ie. museum trips, ball
games,anything that would require a $$ deposit).
The form (which unfortunately I do not have) provides a place to list the
names and DOB of multiple boys (in case of multiple registrations). It has
the various costs involved with each registration.
It includes a place to check off Boys Life, Special event trips, etc.
Parents then are directed to the tables that apply to them. They can go to
each one, where an experienced leader can check and initial their form.
When they have gone to all the appropriate tables, they go to the cashiers
table. The cashier uses the form to calculate all fees due.
We usually have experienced DL's at the tables and have the CC and CM float
to answer any questions the DL's cannot. The returning scouts only need to
confirm the info on the charter. (DOB/phone/address)
We put out photographs, posters, whatever as well as snacks (cookies and
MacDonalds juice) and the BSA troops usually have a display of some sort.
The CC buys an assortment of advancement books, neckerchiefs, hats, etc.
from the council store to have on hand (parents are very appreciative and
we usually sell out). They are sold by the cashier. (TWO CASHIERS REALLY
HELPS TO MOVE THINGS ALONG!!)
The forms serve as a very handy check as any money and check numbers are
put on it and initialed by the cashier.
This has been very successful for the 3 years I was CM.
At the first Pack meeting, the DL's and ADL's remain in the lunchroom with
the scouts and do Pack kinds of things (games, songs, etc.)
The CC and the Tiger Coord, use an adjoining room to orient the tiger
partners, and the CM and ACM use another room to go over the year with cub
parents as well as last minute recruitments (the hardest job).
Kevin S. Woods
Former Cubmaster Pack 100
Scoutmaster Troop 111
Historic District DWC Training chairperson
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