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About jbelanger86

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  1. My husband and I just signed up for wood badge in April. We have been told we will be in different patrols. A district member last night told me that we would probably be at each others throats (jokingly) by the end of it. He explained that there are "competitions" of sorts. Im a very competitive person, so I was wondering, what do I need to be prepared for? What should I learn before I go, to give me a leg up on my husband? He was a Boy Scout, so I feel I am at a disadvantage, but at the same time, I have been an outdoor person for a long time. Just looking for hints
  2. Hello all! Our Blue and Gold is Monday and I have been putting off finding a Cubmaster's minute. Ill be honest, I just forgot. Now I have to find a good one fast. My husband was the cubmaster last year and he did a great one where you have water that changes color and you pour it on dry ice. Ive got a lot to live up to! So if you have some ideas of good ones that have worked for you in the past, can you pass them along? Thanks so much!
  3. So my husband and I are having a discussion about sleepovers and I need some opinions. I am the Cubmaster and the Wolf Den leader, I have 5 boys in my den. My son is 7 and really his only friends are the friends in that den. He never even talks about other kids at school other than those children. So when it comes to sleepovers, how do you make the distinction between a scout function and just a birthday sleepover for instance? If my son asked to have boys to sleepover, it would most likely be the three that are in his class at school, but all three are scouts. How can I let my k
  4. So im pretty new to scouting, I only joined in Jan. My husband and I took over a failing pack. Since then we have taken the pack from 11 boys to almost 50 and we have "managed" to get by on pack meetings. The first few were horrible though, lol. I just didnt have the time to plan them because the pack was falling apart and I was trying to help the dens get in order, and finally get everyone trained ect. I have a non existent committee for the most part. I am technically the Committee chair but everyone knows me as the asst cubmaster so when i switched roles we just left it that way. Im also th
  5. I never meant to sound like I was being rude, I really just wanted to understand how its so easy. I find myself in such confict with this situation. I came here for advice, i would never be rude to someone trying to help, i hope that clears it up a bit.
  6. He is the COR for both the troop and pack. This whole pack/troop has been messed up for years and we can only fix the pack right now. I have heard from many people that our troop is nothing but an eagle factory and I have witnessed it myself. The boys do not even cook for themselves when they go camping. They have no patrol and no den cheifs. I just cant worry about what is going on in the troop when I have enough on my plate with the pack and all its drama. I hate drama
  7. I guess I should have cleared it up, I am registered as the committee chair. I only have the name asst cubmaster because that was my position before becoming CC and all the parents knew me as that. We did have the meeting last night and it was very unproductive. I think that the DE, UC, and the other guy that was there (not sure of his actual title) I think they are all wrong. Their solution to this problem was simple in their eyes. So we had two boys sign up, two NEW webelos 2. When they first signed up, this den leader immediately spoke with the scoutmaster in the troop because she
  8. Exactly! I dont want the new boys to be excluded from a good program. They have a right to work the program and have adults there to help them with that journey. I just want all the boys to get as much out of scouts as they can
  9. thank you for your replies. DE is going to be there at the meeting we are having tonight. I know its hard to disconnect feelings, but isnt that what we are supposed to be doing? The reason why we do it, to help these boys grow up to be great young men? As far as she goes, we never intended on bringing this up actually, my husband and i discussed it and we were just gonna let her get her boys to the troop. The main problem is that per BSA rules on transitions webelos to the new program, she cannot take the new boys into her den. That is pretty much the issue that we are having.
  10. I find myself in a really bad place. I am the assistant cubmaster and the committee chair of a cub scout pack. My husband is the cubmaster. We took over this pack in Jan because they asked us to step up and save this pack, which we have. In Jan we had 11 scouts and now after recruitment we have almost 50. Here is the problem. We were approched by our district commissioner about this issue and now it needs to be addressed. This has to do with our Webelos 2 den leader, who was a part of this pack when things were not going well and the bsa rules were not being followed. We knew she didnt wan
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