Re: new cubmaster
Mark Phillips (markp@ONLINE.DCT.COM)
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 20:53:08 +0000
I have been the CM of a small inner city pack for 3 years now.When I started leadership
and parental involvement was minimal at best. What I did was observe people at pack
meetings and look for those who showed interest into what was going on . I would then
ask if they could help me, pass out papers or help line boys up for a game etc, whatever
might be going on that they could help(even if their help at the time was not really
needed, it got them involved.)
Eventually I would approach them with," I need to fill a few spots for the pack charter,
could I sign you up as a committee member?" They would want to know what they had to do
and I would say nothing! We have a meeting once a month to plan things, if you have the
time to stop by that would be great, but if not no big deal!
I have gone from my wife and I BEING the committee meetings, to having 10 people attend
the last one I had yesterday.
I have people going to leader training now, atttending powwow's etc. Things they never
did before. All I had to do was get them involved at the most basic level, and it
expnads from there.
But this is not to say that all is rosey, but it has helped. A hint here, look for people
who have boys that would keep them in the pack for an extended time. Such as if they have
a Bear or Tiger joining and they may have a 4 year old at home.....they are good for long
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City