Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: New Subscriber
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 14:54:57 -0700
Hello all! Thank goodness I found this!
I am Glenn Jones, Cubmaster (and Webelos Den Leader) of Pack 17 located in
Newport Beach, CA. My roots in scouting go back a way - I started as a Cub
Scout when I was 8 years old (back in the days of Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Lion
and Webelos), and managed to become an Eagle Scout back in 1974. I now have
two boys (ages 6 and 8) active in Cub Scouting. I have been Cubmaster for
two years now - basically "drafted" into the position when the old Cubmaster
moved out a couple of weeks before recruitment night two falls ago. At that
time I was the Tiger Cub Den Coordinator becoming a Wolf Den Leader. When
the old Cubmaster moved away, I got a call (primarily because I was an Eagle
Scout, and therefore the best "qualified" to do the job) to be Cubmaster.
The rest (as they say) is history...
I will be watching and listening for a couple of things in particular - (1)
the different strategies and techniques used by Packs/Troops to get parents
to vounteer their time, and (2) the different strategies and techinques used
by Packs/Troops to get parent to volunteer their time (can you guess what my
biggest problem is?). We have a pack of around 65 cubs, and have only a
handful of parents wiling to step up and help.
Recruiting night is coming in September... I'm listening closely!!
Thanks to all,
Cubmaster, Pack 17, Newport Beach, CA