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Pack 364 Summer Fun - Pack Update

posted Jul 24, 2016, 2:46 PM by Richard Lebel
Pack!  I hope everyone is having a blast this summer.  First and foremost, I would like to welcome our new Tiger Den!  We officially have a den up and running and are in the middle of establishing a 2nd new Tiger Den.  Be sure to stay in touch with your den leaders and keep your eyes open for our upcoming summertime activities.  As we transition to the fall, reflect on what it is that you want your son to get out of Scouting and help us get better by offering your input and time in the form of stepping up and volunteering to take the lead on an event or fill a committee position.  Everything that we do is a direct result of the efforts our of parents and leaders to benefit our boys.  This isn't hard to do, but it is much easier when everyone is involved.  

We're looking for help filling committee positions this fall.  We have a lot of parents in the older dens that are going to be moving up to the troop in a few months.  Typically these jobs take about 1-2 hours of time a month to do and might have 1-2 times a year where you are responsible for something that takes a little more effort.  We have great Den Leaders doing the hard work, we just need 3-4 more parents to get involved with the committee and we'll be set.

What exactly am I talking about?  

-Assistant Cubmaster (best job in the pack).  Attend the committee meetings and help run the pack meetings.  This person is a behind the scenes person normally; however, when the Cubmaster is not present they take over the pack meetings.  No scouting experience is required...just need the ability to make a fool of yourself in front of 40 kids.  

-Recruitment Chairperson.  We need a parent to help keep track of recruit scouts and walk them through the application process.  This is 99% over email/phone and usually only requires 1 brief meeting per new family.  This person ensures that the Den the application is looking to join has room, or helps the pack establish a new den for the scout to join.  Critical position, requires good communication and organizational skills.  99% email job.

-Secretary/Awards Chairperson.  This position will be vacant this fall.  Attend meetings, 1 hour of work per month the week of the pack meetings.  You get to ensure that everyone that earns their bling gets recognized at the right time! 

-Flag Ceremony Coordinator.  Coordinate with the local civic leagues and dens to ensure that the pack has adequate time to schedule color guards.  100% email job.  Takes at most 1 hour a month to accomplish.

Yours in Scouting,