Re: The Dreaded Phone Call...
Ronald W. Fox (ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM)
Wed, 3 Sep 1997 22:45:06 -0400
After having been out of Scouting for approximately 21 years, I became
Cubmaster approximately 2 days after my son joined Tiger Cubs. "Mr. Fox, we
usually don't ask Tiger parents for this level of committment, but we don't
have a Cubmaster and your wife told us about your experience in Scouting as
a youth ..." I took a day to say yes.
I proceeded to make a whole BUNCH of mistakes, but the program is pretty
robust and we had success. Note the use of the word, "we". If you take
this challenge, you better let the committee know that you need a lot of
backup from them, and that they will need to take on extra responsibility
and meet them in a timely fashion.
I remember that when I took the Cubs to camp that summer, I was unemployed (not
part of the plan, I assure you). I actually put off a job interview because
I was going to camp. I got hired in there, eventually ....
The only other thing I can say is, becoming SM (or CM) is like having kids. If
you wait until you're ready, you'll never do it.
Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW Chicago Suburbs)
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