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  1. The SM complaining that the parents are interrupting his program when all he does at the meetings is seat at the computer doing the Scribe's job and then playing a round of football. No scouting skills and no troop pride...and we don't drive 12 miles, more like 25 on way
  2. how much of that influence is real? Our SM recently did the same thing and end up being kind of retaliation for the adults for not doing a fund raiser without scouts but for scouts. It;s all the scouts decision, we were told, the kids were not offered the hole story and chose to do what SM asked them to. It always cause trouble and more often than not, people to get up and leave the troop because is not really "boy led", Hope you can come to terms with the scouts and not loose any.
  3. like justme ... said try scoutlander. You can check this out www.troop461.scoutlander.com is so easy
  4. This is interesting.... What about a scribe that is hardly at the meetings, never do anything, SM is doing his job and it's credited! Or the same for a quartermaster that wasn't available for real circumstances(he's Dad was sick and die) should he get credit or what?
  5. I have with scoutlander a site for a Pack as well as the Troop and the settings are the same, they both have a public site where anyone searching a Pack can view it's content and a Private site where the parents will be send a user id and password to login and that's where you put the pictures and other sensitive information.The webmaster can send an invitation to anyone they wish(distant family, ect). The security settings have 3 settings, 1 for scouts(or open permission) 2 parents and adult leaders and 3 for site administrator or Cubmaster/Scoutmaster.Also you can set those settings separate
  6. I know of a leader in our area who serves in different positions in a few units from Cubs to Boy Scouts at the unit and district level, and what he did was set velcro on the uniform and the patches (like the military does this days), that way he peel and adhere the patch he needs acording to where he is and on what basis he's there. Check into that option because it can be less expensive.
  7. In our Pack, when the webelos worked on the scholar pin, the Principal or teachers were authorized to signed in some of advancenments done in school. For communicator, my son participated in an oratory contest and won 2nd place, his project was shown to the leaders and the picture in the local newspaper was used as proof. For the handyman that they have to do things around the house I took pictures of him doing it and signed the book myself. Just make sure you ask for the evidence needed, it's not hard to take pictures and email them to the leaders and that should be proof. We also printed the
  8. I am able to post but have to logging everytime, since i'm fairly new to the forums I thought it was a security normal thing, hmmm... guest not? It gets annoying to have to logg everytime.
  9. Sorry about what i am going to type, in no way intended to hurt or disrespect you but,...maybe you are the one putting the tag around your own neck by using the tittle "stepdad" or referring to your SS as my "stepson". After dealing with the BSA for a couple of years( maybe not that long compared to others here) and with kids in general as I am a teacher, that self tittle puts a lot of people on their toes and make it difficult to other adults to approach you because the word step creates a barrier. I have an older son and he hated when people or my husband put the "step" before the name of th
  10. Since you are talking about recruiting, you may want to also plan for a Youth protection refreshing course for the kids and parents at the beginning of the fall, that way it's discussed in front of everyone, explained and included in the Code of conduct and of course stick to the consecuences to any violation of the Code. That will keep the kids from doing it and parents informed of what can happened if their child choose to violate the Code.
  11. then if someone can answer please, who in the Unit is or should be authorized to keep or look at the forms, I'm asking because I'm secretary in a Pack and a troop and will like to know as this issue have never come up and I will like to know for future references...
  12. I'm the Pack's webmaster and found this site where I set up a site for our Pack. It's free, no ad banners or anything inappropiate and easy to build, maintain and pass to the next webmaster when times come, also it has a public and private(password protected)side, check it out... is at http://www.pack500.scoutlander.com
  13. Same here... Weekly meetings and the extra activities are an add-on to the schedule. This allow us to work on achievements, beltloops and do some wacky scout fun stuff too without rushing the kids on advancements only or leaving the fun out.
  14. They already have the approval as this is a monthly fundraiser and the online sales were tried before but the webmaster moved away and noone had the knowledge to keep it going and was allowed to expired, noone at the Unit can provide me with any references as to how he did it so I am here at point zero trying to set it up again in an easy way so anyone with the time can take care of it. Thanks in advance...
  15. I have being asked to set up a web site for one of our fundraising activities and will like to not only set up a troop website but one with fundraising capabilities. Is this possible? what webhosting site will be preferred for this kind of activity? We sell a food product at a very popular street festival monthly hosted by the city and the product is very popular so the Committee wants to take it online. Any suggestions will be appreciated it.
  16. If I remember correctly, it supposed to be related to New scouts, where this "coordinator" will focus on getting new parents up to speed with the information the Pack provides for all scouts to make the new parents and scouts feel welcome as soon as possible. It will be the secretary's job to keep up with the Pack's communications,is that right? This lady should be asked to be present at the next committee meeting where someone can research this accuratly and explain to her and her husband what her position is, just not to create discontent with the parents but to keep them inform as partici
  17. Yes, the numbers have dropped because we are not actively recruiting, just receiving kids that get referred to our Pack by other units as we end up taking a lot of scouts with disabilities that other packs in the area referred to us. Only a few webelos were added to our Pack this year and another problem was conflict with a leader, which cause a good number of kids to dropped because they were recruited by her. We are looking for parents to step up and trained before we go, we don't want to leave and then the Pack fold from lack of leaders, and if it takes longer than a year, I'm willing to
  18. I have a scout like that in my den and our policy is to ask the parent to be present at all times.In Our case, we found that the behavior got even worst when his parents were present and decided to ask them to stay around but not in inmediate contact(other room or waiting in the car). The problem with this scout is serious as other parents and leaders have heard him use some serious adult language to his parents in the parking lot right before a Pack meeting. When I brought it up at the Committee meeting I was told by the CM that he is a scout with disabilities and we can't do anything about
  19. yeah, that's right, our kids crossover in February and We, the CC, DL(myself) and the CM expressed to the parents that we will be with the Pack another year before we move on with our kids but let the Pack standing on itself. Our idea(the CC and mine) is to leave a healthy Pack with a working Committee for the better of the Pack but to her is that if we get new kids that will be fine, if not , don't worry about it because it won't be on her hands by then. At the "graduation/ crossover" last week we had 10 kids that are active, all the other ones have faded away/ dropped from Scouting or whatev
  20. The numbers should be even, what are you going to do for the outings that are required,take them all at once or should they go separate? In the Tigers den every Tiger should have a partner(parent or other adult) so you should have lots of help from them. for the survey,watch out, sometimes too many options open the door for big disaggrements so keep your choices limited as well. How often do you plan to meet? Keep in mind that sometimes not all den members participate 100%. Did at least 12 kids contacted you already or what make you start planning for so many boys?
  21. More info needed, like how many kids in the Pack? How many dens? Do you have any support at all from an organized committee or are you running a babysitter business? ( not trying to be a smart behind). I know that being a CM can be a load of work, a den leader even more and trying to get parents involve is very hard, so as soon as we get more details I can give you my .02 cents. Don't blame yourself just yet, sometimes you get ambush into situations that are very hard to get away from...
  22. Our Pack is going though a similar situation, we crossover 5 kids, which the parents were the leadership of the Pack,with the rest...in our case the Board of Education is not allowing recruitment at schools and we had to resort to only word of mouth. We offer a great year round program but our numbers are failing to a desperate low. From leaders having conflicts with CM and taking the kids they recruited to a new CM who openly advised leaders and Committee members not to recruit Tigers or any other dens, thinking that if we get new boys that should be alright but we are not encourage to ask or
  23. We did the 70's theme, wow there was a lot of tye-dye shirts and disco dancing, we had a blast and the kids played a big part with decorations and planning.
  24. I am supposed to be Program Director for day camp this year and have no clue what I have to do or don't. can someone help me out with this? All I have is a theme, and i was just told I need to recruit leaders and other personnel for the Camp. Help!!!!!!
  25. Yah, don't your kids Skype? Online videoconference chatting has been around for a while now. If you're really in a rural area, I bet there's a good shot da high school or county schools authority has some advanced classes that are offered by video / distance learning. Beavah, I think the rural comment is out of place, assuming where are the people involved located... Now, that's opening another can of worms with the hole internet involvement on this, is not good all the time and teaching a young lad to use this technology can backfire. be carefull what you say... When you live in an area
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