Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Newbie Cubmaster Intro & Plea For Advice
Re: Newbie Cubmaster Intro & Plea For Advice
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 00:06:13 EST
In response to Chris DeRoo's post, Carol Capps had some good ideas for
summertime activities. The important thing to remember about summertime
1. You will not get the same kind of turnout for summer events that you do
for monthly pack meetings. That's OK - even if you only get 40% turnout,
that's better than nothing.
2. They should be fun and different than what you do the rest of the year.
remember that because of weather conditions (at least here in the northeast)
you can do things that you cannot do in the middle of winter.
3. Keep it simple.
My first year as CM, I suggested raingutter regatta for August. I was told
they had tried it once and it made a terrible mess in the gym (Duh!!!). Sign
up in May, pass out boat kits in June We did it outside at the town
recreation facility on a Saturday morning in August. Everyone got wet. Who
cares?? The boys have fun. They also (for the most part) built their own
boats - unlike Pinewood Derby, because there's almost nothing dad can do to
make the boats go faster. The track is a lot easier to build than for
Pinewood, and takes almost no room to store for next year. The Pack has done
this almost every summer since (6 or 7 years now).
As long as you don't expect 100% turnout, a summer program is easy and fun,
and the boys like to get the Summeretinme Pack award pin.