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  1. Hey guys, Discounting the hi-jacked thread thing...... Things are looking up. Things are looking down. As one mentioned, creation of the Pack and recruitment by the DE was done backwards. To top that off, and unfortunately, the DE has since seen fit to leave the Council and the BSA after 19 years BSA professional service and about a two month stint in our Council. Replacement DE is in training. We have an interim DFS who is concerned and so far has been helpful. In the meantime, I have worked with our PTO to Charter status and have received signed paperwork AND a check for CO. Very cool! I'm a happy camper. But, on the other hand, as things were done askew and we could not hold any sanctioned meetings since recruitment night, I've lost two of my four Den Leaders. I have 10 Tigers and three Webelos without Den Leaders. Ack ..... what to do, what to do. I've had one fish nibble on the bait for Tiger Den Leader but no commitment. As Cub Master, I can do the Cub Master thing. However, my schedule just does not allow me time to be a Den Leader too. And the last thing I want to do is over-extend myself and fail when and where most needed. A quandary!! I have great Wolf and Bear Den Leaders and they are running a full ship each. I can't ask them to take on more when I can''t do it myself. Well, Be that as it may, Pack 150 is now official and I can go from there! I do have a serious question though. I had planned our first Pack Meeting for the last Tuesday of every month. In your experience, when in the month do pack meetings work best? The first, middle or last of the month? I would think the last of the month so to incorporate the monthly theme. Your thoughts?????? YIS, LC(This message has been edited by lcjones)
  2. Dork? Ok then. Dorkiness was certainly not the intention. I''m already a geek. Can''t do the dorky thing. Thanks folks, for the input. Best. LC
  3. Folks, Anyone out there doing any Cub Scout Pack fund raising with pumpkins? If so, would you care to share your experiences? Thanks, LC
  4. ** Thanks folks for all the comments and thoughts. As mentioned we''re in a seriously small town with little resources in the community. We have approached the PTO(PTA) and they are reviewing the charter and it seems like a go at this point. The president of the PTO is excited to be involved, so that is a bonus! We should know by mid next week what they decide. While the school itself will not be the CO, the school has graciously and with open arms allowed our fledgling Pack the use of the cafeteria for our monthly pack meetings. As well, one DL is holding Den meetings after school in the cafeteria. The school has the facilities and the desire to grow our community. I honestly believe in our small community this is the best venue to expose boys to Scouting in a town which has never, as far as I know, had a Cub Scout Pack. Thanks again for all your input. YIS, Les Jones Pack 150 Wilderness Trail
  5. Are they appropriate to wear? I rather liked the styling of my 60's uniforms. They felt good . The shirts and pants held creases well and looked sharp when ironed properly. And the fold down pocket flaps with red binding. Striking! LC
  6. Folks, Thanks for the clarification. Lisa, Beavah, that is about as crystal clear as it gets. Thanks for that. scoutldr.. Yep. The DFS recruited like the beejeebers last week at the school. We wound up with two dozen boys and 4 dens with leaders. I spent an hour after the recruit meeting just signing papers and such! And then was told to find a CO ASAP. So here I are And I'm sending out our first newsletter tonight to the den leaders so they don't feel left out in the cold. Folks, thanks again for the heads-up and knowledgebase to pull from! Very cool. LC
  7. Thanks Lisabob, I appreciate your time. I'm reading through the Cub Scout Leader Book and on 7-2 under the heading of The Chartered Organization: "This organization, which might be a church, school, community organization, or group of interested citizens, is chartered by the BSA to use the scouting program." Does that exclude public schools? I want to perfectly understand what I have to do to get this off the ground. Thanks again! LC
  8. Hey folks, New pack and working to get a charter. We're a very small town. I was wondering if packs can charter with the local elementary school? Thanks, LC
  9. Hey Folks, Thought I'd say howdy. I'm an old scouter from the Dan Beard Council. Camp Friedlander rocks. Achieved Star in 1970. Did a short tour during the 80's with my son. And now find myself back in scouting as a new Cubmaster with my grandsons and a brand new Pack. We're in the Bluegrass Council, Wilderness Trail District. I'm working with an enthusiastic group of Den Leaders and new Scouts. We've just broke ground and working on our Charter. We're in a small town, population around 900. As far as I know, this is the towns first Cub Scout pack. At least in the last 20 years. I'll gladly accept any and all help I can get to keep the momentum going! Glad to meet you all! Les Jones Pack 150 (Un-chartered at the moment)
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