Dee LaRock (Butterbuns@PIXELATION.COM)
Fri, 11 Sep 1998 10:42:59 -0500
Just feel the need to vent and ask some questions...
Last night was round-up at my sons' schools. The new USE (still getting
used to that term) put on a decent event. Problem, he never told the CM he
was going to have one. How about that. Last year, a brand new school
opened across the street from the one that this pack belongs to. They tried
for months to get a pack going, but it never worked. At the end of the
year, the few remaining cubs, two webelos, one tiger transferred to the old
established pack. Which was great as they brought a couple of leaders, and
a lot of enthusiasm with them. Now, with the redistricting of schools, more
of the leaders for the old pack, have children going to the new school. So,
the USE wants two viable packs. Hmmm, we went through this last year.
Personally, I know what is going on, wants his statistics to improve, look I
made a new pack! There is NOT enough parental support for two packs in such
close proximity to each other. So, who do I complain to? He is dooming at
least one, if not both packs to failure.
ON the up-side, he did a great presentation on why parent participation is
needed. If anyone hasn't done round-up and wants to borrow it. He made a
LOT of 8.5" x 11" signs with positions a pack needs. COR, CC, MC, CM, AC,
DL, DA, etc. etc. down to participating parent, and participating cub. He
passed a cub handbook down the line, person to person, and showed a happy
participating parent and happy participating cub. Then he pulled out
everyone but the COR and the CM. They had to toss the book down the line,
and he flipped the signs and got an unhappy participating parent and an
unhappy participating cub. Great presentation.
Results, well, he got some committee members, cubmaster and at least one
assistant. The bears have no den leader, and neither do the second year
Webelos. So, the Webelos are combined into one den. With a leader who has
I know, both my sons looked at me and said why don't you volunteer. Well
folks, I'm going to graduate school. And, I don't have the time. We all
know it takes a whole lot more than one hour a week. With my schedule and
my husband's (he's in the army, preparing to go away for a few months) I
don't have the time and money it takes to volunteer. And, we all know it
takes that, too! I will help out, as my schedule allows, but it wouldn't be
fair for the boys for me to take a leadership position. Especially as I
have no room in my home for meetings.
Scouting is like Love; the more you share, the more you have.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City