Re: Pack Loyalty ?
Mon, 6 Apr 1998 12:24:46 EDT
In a message dated 98-04-04, Teresa Entwistle writes:
<< 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? >>
Actually, it is quite easily done and is simply a matter of paperwork. If
your pack's administration won't help you do it, seek out someone in the
council office. Keep in mind, though, that your council has planned for
specific Packs to serve specific areas. They can't keep you from registering
in the Pack of your choice, but they'd probably like to see you stay put.
<< I had voiced my concerns to the cubmaster previously, she hadn't been
real responsive until the blue and gold. After that event, she told me
that our den couldn't transfer anywhere, we would just be staying in the
pack we were in. The other adults in our den feel she said this because
of our presentation at the banquet. >>
Talk more with your Cubmaster. She may have some plans and ideas that are
centered on your den being the example. Certainly, leading by example (as you
have been) is a great starting place. If the Cubmaster recognizes your
efforts and works to spread that behaviour throughout the Pack, the problems
you're upset about may come to an end, and you'll be the one to thank.
Don't limit your comments/complaints/SUGGESTIONS to the Cubmaster. Attend
your Pack Committee Meetings and Pack Leader Meetings (or whatever meetings
your Pack has!) and spread the gospel there, too. Let them know that you feel
more could be accomplished for the boys with a little more structure and
control. Be prepared to offer explicit examples and don't be surprised when
they turn to you to be Cubmaster next year!!
And remember, the "other Pack" runs the way it does because of parents like
you who are INVOLVED. If you don't like the way your Pack runs, do something
to change it - get and stay involved. The more you put into it, the more your
son gets out of it.
Cubmaster & Webelos ADL
BSA Pack 83, Ft. Worth, TX
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City