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  1. Not totally up on all the acronyms. What's a DE? Hopefully we can run with two. I planned on myself mentoring them in the beginning because I don't see either stepping directly into the position. I'm hoping the next flyer will draw more attention and gather up a couple more boys.
  2. ok, so it looks like we're doing pretty poorly in the tiger enrollment this year. It's looking like 2 scouts at the most. I feel bad because one of them, he's been doing stuff with the scouts for years because his older brother is one and he's really excited about being a scout and now there's nobody for a den for him. We sent out flyers, had a initial tiger gathering meeting for info, had a first pack meeting. We had about 6 people sign up as interested at back to school night. Day after back to school a flyer went home with the first graders. 3 attended the tiger info meeting, 2 did actual
  3. I have a couple BSA questions. Curious about Tiger den leaders. Do they have an actual leader? I'm being told that there is no official "den leader" for tigers, that everyone is an adult parent partner. This is what was also communicated to tiger parents. When we were tigers, we had a leader, myself and a couple other women(who had older scouts, so they knew scouting already and jumped in). We went to leader classes and did all the BSA training required, but I never got registered as an actual leader, it actually took until February or March of the following Bear year for me to get
  4. just a followup for the folks that took the time to answer me on this post. Our Den will stay intact. I had a parent (that had previously said they couldn't do it) step up to be DL for our den. I was very happy as he and I think on the same level and I think he will be great. I also had a parent from another den that I work with very well step up and say they would help me out if I became CM, so I also stepped up to be the CM. Should be a fun couple of years coming up. So much to learn. Thanks, Nick
  5. What is everyone doing for pack websites. Ours used to use a service called packsonline. We used it for schedules and info the pack needed to know, etc. But it's now gone and we are looking for something to replace it. Who's using a service or is everyone building their own? Thanks, Nick
  6. About 45 scouts, chartered by a school PTA
  7. I discount the girls scout leader parents becuase I asked and they said no because they're too busy with girl scouts. our committee chair is non existant. We do have one, but does nothing and I haven't seen at the last 4 leader meetings. I'm not even sure what a COR does so it leads me to think we don't have one. I've been approached mutltiple times by the current CM to become the CM. First time was when I was a 2 month old den leader and I told him maybe in a couple of years. The beginning of this year, I lost my 2 ADL's but also told the current CM that I would be his ACM this year beca
  8. I can see that, with the way our pack has been running this year. It's more work being a DL than a CM. I also think that being a DL is more hands on with kids than being the CM is. While he runs our meetings and he does go to the weblos woods (which I know nothing) about. There's not much direct interaction with the kids. I enjoy the den meetings and coming up with things that interest the kids and they have fun with.
  9. I've operated this whole year as the DL with no official assistants. I did farm out some den activities to parents and their scout to help with. That went well and I'm fine going forward as a single DL. Mind you, I have been trying since last August to get someone to sign on as an official ADL. My initial thought was if I had to become CM, then I need someone from my den to lead it. So there's 6 other families in my den. Two families have 4 kids each where the dad coaches 2 sports already, so neither of them are going to volunteer. I also have a family where both parents are Girl Scout
  10. Actually, I had thought there was a specific bas rule that said you couldn't hold two positions. At least that's what the current CM told me.
  11. Is 14 too many for a den? So here's the situation. Currently we have two wolf dens(one den is mine) to become 2 bear dens next year. Our CM is leaving mid year next year and has been trying for 3 years to get someone to step up to ACM and CM. But by Sept, the situation will be critical. In my den, I am the only DL, no co DL or assistan DL. So when something happens and I can't do a meeting, we cancel it. The other den has 2 leaders. It looks by all peoples talks, everyone is expecting me to become CM. I don't really want to do it, but I don't want to see the pack fold either. If i
  12. not that it makes any difference, but besides by question. Found out at our pack meeting last night that our Bears who just got bear rank awarded on 19th, went to the weblos woods campout on 18th.
  13. I got the answer. Thanks. I'm a den leader of two years and if I can't manage to stay a den leader, I actually will most likely become the ACM and then CM next year since nobody else is stepping up. Although I'd rather be a den leader. If you actually need to know, I've done the den leader training for tiger and den leader both online and in person training, weather hazard training, youth protection training, BALOO will be next fall. Haven't done OWL as I'm still a Wolf Leader. Nor have I done IOLS since I'm in cubscouts and not boyscouts. I'm just a leader who's looking to plan for next y
  14. When are you technically considered a Weblo? For instance we just finished up the Wolf year. Next year we start Bear scouts. According to BSA guidlines you can't camp as a den until you are Weblos I scouts. So when is that officially, is that at the start of the 4th grade or could that be in spring after they've completed their bear ranks? I'd like to take my den camping the end of next year. But I'm not sure if I can. If I'm not allowed to do it as a den, the only other option is to have a pack overnight campout, correct? Thanks, NXS
  15. Maybe a dumb question, but here goes... In the Wolf electives, there are multiple things listed under each elective. Does the scout have to complete everything under the elective, or one of the things. For example. Do the scouts have to do one of these things to complete this elective, or do all 6 of these things? AMERICAN INDIAN LORE A. Read a book or tell a story about American Indians, past or present. B. Make a musical instrument American Indians used. C. Make traditional American Indian clothing. D. Make a traditional item or instrument that American Indians use
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