Re: new cubmaster
David Grima (dgrima@COURIERPUB.COM)
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 14:15:08 -0400
I am CM of a pack in Maine, and a friend recently became CM of a brand new
pack here, too. We both had a similar approach.
I took one pack meeting, and arranged for my leaders to run a program with
the boys while I took all parents into a back room at the church hall.
There I put it to them that the pack cannot run without a committee, and
that if they want a pack they have to be involved. No awards chairman, no
awards. No Blue & Gold chairman, no blue & gold banquet. No Pinewood Derby
chairman, no Pinewood Derby. No treasurer, no anything.
(In theory the chartered org. is supposed to provide a committe, but ours
hadn't a clue.) The trouble with parents is they often think somebody else
is doing it.
Then at the same meeting I put down a chart on the floor, which had the
various committee positions written on it, and signed parents up on the
spot. It was an act of faith, but it really worked!
The key person to get is a chairman. Find some parents you like, and
suggest it to him or her. Then the two of you can work together to get a
>I would like to introduce myself as a new Cubmaster of Pack 2 ( charter
>45yrs,with 85boys) Amityville,NY.
>And my biggest problem I`m facing just like everybody else is getting parents
>to take committee jobs(which means I have no committee, you would think with a
>Pack this big I would have plenty of help).I sent home a Parent Survey Sheet
>with every boy ( see how many I get back).
>And of course the dreaded money needs,well I wouldn`t get into that I don`t
>want to sound like I`m complaining to much right away.
>Anyhow I`m reading the Leader Book and attended a PowWow and awaiting for
>training to come up,other than that I guess everything is great.
>Yours in Scouting
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City