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  1. They need not have been ACM to be CM. I was not. Our ACM was deployed so unable to be CM, I stepped up in his absence but he was not abel to take back over as CM after his return. There is training and plenty of help. Since it is a small pack every parent should go to every meeting and be ASSIGNED some type of responsiblity. You need to go on with your son he will need your coaching in hsi special situation. (congratulations it's great to hear how well he's done!!) you can offer advice or lend a hand here and there but sometimes if someone else will do it others will not step up.
  2. did the committee members not have any backbones?? I would not have allowed the pack to be blackmailed.That is what she did. If the items in question belonged to a pack member then she should have been issued a letter stating they needed to be returned or she would be prosecuted for theft. I would never reimburse any items with no reciepts. Also any items should be apporved by committee or treasurer and not simply let slide. Any lefotvers she purchases back or become property of the pack. The rate for dues is extrene. This is why there are so many rules around now- it only takes one abuse.
  3. How about finding out... How many boys earned the Arrow of Light How many went on to become eagle scouts? Any scout come back to unit with their own child? Any former scouts become a leader? Any really special awards earned (heroism, etc,)at time in unit or later. A Sampling of careers or achievements of past scouts (teachers now, maybe a state rep ,etc.) Any scouts go on to get college scholarships? Put a call out to past pack memebers and make a history book. My pack is celebrating it's 40th year this year. How about former cubmasters... any become troop leaders or involc
  4. With any awards that everyone may not be familiar with I take the time to let everyone knwo what was involved in earning it. You can make as simple or complex on your own. I usaully list off the items involved. To make a big deal about it ... you can have a poster board and act all concerned that there's lots to do then "check" off each item one by one.Then act all impressed. If there are varoius ranks earning it then have a poster for each rank and go through same process. As ranks progress you'll notice they have more compontents and you can even have a separate paper that says what it t
  5. What about for the purchase of flowers or items that you then use to beautify a park or other public place? That way it's not benefiting you directly and then your boys can do a good turn- plant trees or partner with a troop to make a hiking trail or whatnot. Basically they are purchasing the items and you are then donating the time.
  6. Go to Scout store and get a neckerchief slide kit in the packages of 8 that you can stamp. then get the leather stamps. EAch boy can stamp his neckerchief and then put on the laces. The kids love to make neckerchiefs. Other idea in this are to each get a nice stone and then attach to a pvc pipe or use wire to wrap around to make a slide. If you are near water or have it nearby do a fishing derby or fishing belt loop. We always do a cleanup before they can do s'mores and then cleanup next morning. We make it a group competition. The group with most trach gets to... Make s'mores first, f
  7. Leaders have too much to do tho have to watch out after those young guys. the purpose of the Tiger adult/tiger team is to build a relationship together and also that at this age a one-on one is best. Sometimes if it's siblings it may be more. Tigers is not drop and go program. Even if you are cubmaster. Send your spouse or a granparemt. If you are ill then a parent OTHER THAN THE LEADER can be assigned. Don't put one more thing on the leader.
  8. Book is available at Scout Stuff site and National Scout shops. Not online. At least I couldn't find it there.
  9. I have heard the question many times if tigers qualified for belt loops and various awards. People seem to confuse how they are supposed to get Bobcat rank before any other RANK with various awardsa dn seem to carry it over the whole Tiger year. i don't know of any award as long as it has age apppropriate activities they can't get as a Tiger. I'd show the person the book and how it even has it listed. My son as a Tiger earned all sort of things- emergency preparedness and belt loops and even pins.
  10. They learned much more than knots. All the above that you mentioned was learned as well. That older adults have much to offer us. How to be respectful and saw an example of an obviously good family relationship.
  11. After going to all that trouble I think they should be awarded asegment for their camping patch or something similar they can add on thorugh the years and not have to purchase it. Make sure you have some thing set up that they have to stamp or get a token to turn in their completed map. Our camp has letterboxing. It's pretty similar. They use map directiosn and compass directions to find the boxes. It's very often overlooked as an activity as it's not widely promoted and they need to use thier free time to do it.
  12. We have been told by council we can accept Tiger registrations as of June 1st. Since all the school districts have various ending datesa dn it gets pushed back even further with snow dates. I think this allows for a June recruting and able to sign them up. We have been having several pack activities each summer month. It's up to the dens if they have meetings. A few have done them once a month. Our council recomended we have the Tigers at least have den meetings or outings to get them involved. Our CC wants to do a spring recruting this year. I have a feeling we wont' as he does not fol
  13. Selling Popcron is fundraising. If they do not charge dies adn then popcron saels do not cover the cost of the program then they need to address the issue of getting the money in dues. My pack does not have a Kernal for next year yet. I let them knwo if we don't have opne dues will need to be 100.00 perperson to make as much as we get in sales. We pay for all awards, even order specialpack event ones. We also ccover the scout cost for Bleu and Gold. We also gove out neckerchiefs to everyone as well as books of new registrants. We also give out pinewood cars to everyone but do have a cafe an
  14. Maybe have a few boys go to Roundtable. They can talk to other troops and find out where they go and also find out info on activities. I went to a Pow wow and the troop leaders that were teaching cooking said they challenge each packing trip to come up with a theme. International or a historical and the boy have to research and come up with recipes. Have some scouts spend some time on the internet (I'm sure they are anyway!!) and bring in list of palces you've never been and want to go and vote on them. This may bring more inspiration, if it's to the same places some just get bored and
  15. you need to plan your advancement and then look to prgram helps to fill in the gaps. They jump around in what they cover in requirements as well as electives. If I went soley by them we'd have a lot left out. Personally, i do look at themes and sometimes use them or if I dont; feel they are doing enough may use something from a previous theme to make an activity fun. Some packs use the theme for their pack meetings. We don't.
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