scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Slow death of a Pack
Sun Nov 28 1999 - 10:17:23 CST
Hi Larry, Why kill off your Pack? In any situtation that throws us a
curve, we have to adapt and overcome. If you have a good program, you will
keep the kids. Recruit heavily for the next two years.
When the School changes format, consider recruiting at the new school;
if that school already has a Pack there, do a joint back to school night with
them. Get your leadership there, in uniform. Bring uniformed Cubs there,
have games for the potential recruits while you talk to parents. If you are
a quality unit be sure to tell them about it. If your leaders are trained,
tell the people about it. If you have special events or Pack history, tell
them about it. Sell your unit, don't kill it.
Now, if your Pack doesn't have a good program; if your leaders aren't
trained; if you don't have special events; if your Pack hasn't earned the
Quality Unit Award or the Summertime Pack Award, wake up! You have two
years to plan and implement this stuff. I think that is a pretty good lead
time to get up to speed.
With that said, you will need to get your committee and leaders in
alignment with this plan. It will take work. The alternative is do nothing
Jeff Stine SM T-29 Martinsburg, WV