Re: Pack Loyalty ?
Craig R. McGarrah (mcgarrah@MINDSPRING.COM)
Sun, 5 Apr 1998 15:14:25 -0400
At 06:29 AM 4/3/98 -0800, Teresa Entwistle wrote:
>The pack meetings are always
>extremely disorganized, loud and usually the group is talking during the
>ceremony or presentation going on. This is true for the boys as well as
I'm afraid this is more common than it should be.
>I had mentioned this to a friend of mine and was saying I guess it was
>just due to having a large group of boys instead of girls.
As Cubmaster of a Pack of 80 boys, I do not believe this to be true.
I have always enforced Pack "discipline" and it rarely gets out of control.
When it does it is usually due to my poor planning.
>But if we are really impressed with this pack, can a den transfer from
>one pack to another? Does this cause a lot of problems?
Sure you can. Actually we just picked up a den for the same reason. Our
Pack is under control and theirs was not. However, when a den wants to join
our pack, I always tell the commissioners so they can help that other pack.
>After that event, she told me
>that our den couldn't transfer anywhere, we would just be staying in the
>pack we were in.
She is wrong. It is much better for you to join another Pack than drop out
of scouting. It will cost $1.00 transfer fee per person (at least that is
the way it is here in the Gulf Stream Council).
>The other adults in our den feel she said this because
>of our presentation at the banquet. Our theme was "Our Community" and
>our table was TOTALLY decorated by boy projects and quite obvious, too.
>We had incorporated all our decorations into Tiger Paw activities and
>had worked on them for 3 meetings.
You sound like a great Den Leader! No wonder she doesn't want you to go.
If you don't mind a long commute, you could join ours! :) It's only about
13-15 hour drive! Good luck and don't give up. If you find a good unit you
want to be a part of, do it. Please understand, though, that the members of
your current pack are volunteers also and are probably doing their best.
They just need some help. If you know your Pack's Commissioner, have a talk
with him/her. You could be doing that pack a huge favor.
Yours in Scouting,
Cubmaster -- Pack 132, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City