scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Introduction and Training suggestion
Skip Tamke (stamke@SKYWEB.NET
Thu Apr 06 2000 - 07:50:35 CDT
I joined the list a few weeks ago, and have made one question post. I
am gaining much insight from reading the posts.
I'm Skip Tamke, CM of pack 129 in Old Bridge, Central New Jersey
Council. I was volunteered to become the Cubmaster by my wife, a Tiger
Den leader, when most of the old committee resigned abruptly and the
Pack was in danger of losing its charter. I was a Cub Scout and Boy
Scout back in the '60's and early '70's, but that was it.
My pack membership is 110 boys. I thought that controlling all of them
at a Pack meeting would be my greatest challenge, but CSLBT helped with
that. My challenge is my leaders. I have 24+ adult leaders, but can't
get more than 10 to a leader's meeting. Some of those that do come are
so ingrained in the past and so opinionated that our agenda often never
gets completed. I am a professional manager in my working life, and
have never had such a problem.
My suggestion for "the powers that be" is a topic added to the Cubmaster
and committee chairman breakouts on adult leaders. Motivating them,
empowering them, and the general care and feeding of them. This is one
of the greatest challenges facing us in running a pack.
Any suggestions you all have would be gratefully accepted.
Yours in Scouting,
Cubmaster, Pack 129 Old Bridge, NJ