Re: Need help with lousy packmaster
Joseph Alessi (JosephAlessi@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Fri, 6 Feb 1998 09:25:36 -0500
>> I don't want to be a bad "gal" but I was just informed today =
he still has not registered all the new boys 26 to be exact!!! =
paid and filled out paperwork in September!!!!! <<
The problem here seems to be a failure to follow the clearly
The Cubmaster is *NOT* the one that should be handling
registration. This is the job of the Treasurer and the
Committee Chair (you). It's the job of the pack committee
to handle all the paperwork and behind the scenes things, so
that the Cubmaster can fulfill his role. And what is that
role? When I was a Cubmaster, I felt that I was the
Ringleader at a circus. It was my job to be a visible example
to the cubs, and to be up there at the pack meetings leading
cheers and songs and encouraging them on. I would work with
the den leaders when they needed it. I had a strong committee
behind me, so I didn't have to worry about charters, tour
permits, advancement records and going to the scout shop (a
big job in a pack!).
I would recommend that you sit down with your unit commissioner.
He should be able to help you develop your committee so that
it can properly support the program. Recruit additional parents
to serve on the committee if you need it. Finally, arrange for
the entire committee to take Cub Basic Training.
The Cubmaster may not be a bad guy who is doing these things on
purpose. He might just be overwhelmed by everything that needs
to be done and ends up dropping the ball. He might welcome it
if the committee actively helps him.
Also, note that this really shouldn't be a problem for the district
or the council to handle. As Pack Committee Chair, it is your job
to provide the pack with adequate leadership (with the concurrence
of your chartered partner organization). It is entirely within
your power as committee chair to remove the cubmaster and replace
him. However, you might find it easier to help him by taking back
those tasks that should be done by the committee anyway. He might
just be glad to get rid of them!
Let us know how things go, and if there is anything that we here
on the net can do to help.
Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.14
Vice Chair - Program, Lafayette District
ASM Troop 313
Advisor to the Treasurer, Unami Lodge
I used to be an Owl
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City