Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Pack Committee Rules-Help Needed (long)
Re: Pack Committee Rules-Help Needed (long)
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 23:43:23 -0400
Sheryl & Ron Goble wrote:
> We have had complaints that some decisions made in
> committee meetings have upset committee members and leaders who were not
> at the committee meeting in question. How do you handle a situation like
> this? Do we go by a vote of the majority present at the meeting or a
> majority of all committee members?
I suggest you send a letter to every committee member advising them that
your meetings are held such and such a day every month and votes are
taken by a majority of those attending.
If I had to wait for a meeting where a majority of the committee members
were there, or call all the committee members to get a vote, nothing
would get done. It's not my fault that nobody shows up at committee
meetings. And if they can't go out of their way to come, I certainly am
not going out of my way to call each and every one of them to vote on
each issue or proposal.
My Pack's committee/leader meeting is held the "First Wednesday
following the 2nd Tuesday of the Month" each and every month. It's
actually driven by our Monthly District Roundtable. The
Committee/Leader meeting is always the Wednesday following the
March's meeting consisted of myself, the Asst Cubmaster and his wife
(Wolf Asst Leader). We made decisions on Family Fest, Christmas
Fundraisers, Back to the Pack Meeting for next year and other stuff. If
the others don't like it, they should be there. I STRESS every month
that all members of the committee should attend and that I need AT LEAST
one representative of each den. Doesn't do any good.
We have a Pack of about 30 boys and all leaders are part of the Pack
Committee. I would say we have about 12 registered Committee Members.
The most we've ever had at a meeting is 6, but usually 3.
I go to every Roundtable, print Baloo's Bugle and other Roundtable
packets off the internet, copy them and all new upcoming district and
council info for all leaders and sometimes I wonder why I bother.
"Everybody's got priorities and Scouts isn't it." That's what one of
the parents told our Wolf leader a few weeks ago. How do you deal with
that kind of mentality?
We sold candybars (Family Fest Tickets) last Saturday and out of 30
Scouts, only 8 boys showed up. Next weekend we're going camping, and
only 6 families are going.
CM & Webelos Leader
Pack 732 - Palm Bay, FL