Re: Noise at Pack Meetings
Robin Toomey (arrowt@JUNO.COM)
Mon, 1 Jun 1998 19:07:29 -0500
First, if your CM & DL's don't have their own set of weights get them
some and let them start practicing curls, they're gonna need strong arms.
Then talk to your CM and DL's. Tell them that the noise bothers you and
you think things could get better if the noise could be eliminated. Give
them your reasons for feeling this way. Then suggest that the DL's
review with their dens what the meaning of the sign is. Be quiet. Ask
the DL's to use the sign in their meetings, if they don't already. Once
the boys are comfortable and respond to the sign you're halfway there.
The boys should put up the sign too.
The CM comes next. At the next pack meeting ANYTIME the noise gets out
of hand he should stop! Raise the sign, and NOT put it down until
EVERYBODY is quiet. Our pack even does this at B&G and by the time it's
quiet my arm hurts. The CM might want to explain what the sign is for
and that it applies to EVERYONE at the meeting. He could also comment on
the terrible acoustics and say that we want everyone to be able to hear
I would start with the sign and I would hold it up as long as necessary.
Trust me it won't take long and they will all get the message. In my
pack it takes 3 seconds or less to get quiet. There have even been boys
who have said MOM SIGNS UP! One time of that is all the parent will
Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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