Re: Pack Loyalty
Teresa Entwistle (entwistle@EARTHLINK.NET)
Sun, 5 Apr 1998 09:04:02 -0700
Thank you so much for all your replies. It's nice to know others have
my situation. I have been working extensively on the "committee" all
year. This is in addition to being a major force in Girl Scouting and
trying to work full time and being a "single" mom. My husband got
transferred out of town and only comes home on the weekends.
I have helped this pack grow tremendously, financially and by shear
motivation. My other parents in my den do not see the chance for
improvement, they are just disgruntled about the pack meetings. They
are not involved in any other aspect of the pack, and believe me, I have
encouraged them to do so.
Basically, I felt that if I am not willing to assume more responsibility
within Cub Scouts, then I have to let matters be. You know the old
saying, "Put up or shut up". I sincerely wish I could be more involved
in the pack, there just aren't enough hours in the day, week, year,
etc. I keep waiting for the year 2 million years from now, when the
days are 26 hours long, what a dream.
But what the situation boils down to, is that I am extremely embarrased
to be associated with such a loud and rude group. Individually, they
are great, as a group, sad indeed. I usually make my presence known
during pack meetings, they probably think, "Who is she anyway, telling
us what to do?" I do it in a polite way, so polite, they usually ignore
me. But also, 2 out of 4 groups of parents in my den will no longer
attend these pack meetings. Their boys love Cub Scouts and I am hoping
if they like the other pack, we can keep the boys together. Logistics
are no problem, at least none that I can think of.
All the parents are in agreement and I would most definately leave on
the best of terms, (we are one of two tiger dens)they will probably be
mad but I will give them no cause for slander. As a child of divorced
parents, I see that slandering one to make the other look good is
and would never present this to the boys or parents.
Again thanks for your response.
Junior Troop 1185
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City