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Cubmaster Pete last won the day on March 6 2017

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  1. Cubmaster Pete

    Snow Days?

    The oldest is, his last year in elementary school. Once he's climbing rocks in the Badlands, he'll get over it....
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    Can a CO profit off a unit?

  3. Cubmaster Pete

    Snow Days?

    5 days here in Wisconsin for us, and the school year has to be lengthened because we went over the built in make up days. Not for my kids though, we planned a trip, and they won't make them up. Darn!
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    Can a CO profit off a unit?

    They are a Sportsman’s Club.
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    Can a CO profit off a unit?

    Thanks, that clears up a lot.
  6. Cubmaster Pete

    Can a CO profit off a unit?

    Let me run this by you guys, if they give us $1000, is that a “charitable donation” as far as taxes are concerned? Or no, because theoretically they “own the units”?
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    Can a CO profit off a unit?

    While I do not have a problem being more involved with the CO, and they have been generous in the past, this really boils down to 1) they can't get their own members to show up and help with this public event and 2) they have had a few dissenters in the past about remaining our CO (been since 1940's) They do provide a meeting space, but we choose to use a local church hall for both pack and troop meetings as it is much larger and more conducive to what we need. They do not provide storage for any gear other than space to park a small trailer. They also provide a small campsite area.
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    Can a CO profit off a unit?

    Just FYI the $1000 does not cover all of the recharter costs, which were $1900 between the pack and troop
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    Can a CO profit off a unit?

    That's a concern of mine as well. Or it would be a hard sell to scout families to commit.
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    Can a CO profit off a unit?

    Just for starters the CO has given us $1000 every January for years to help with our recharter cost. I understand completely that they do not need to give us any money and that they are very generous. I am thankful for that. Our CO has a public event one Wednesday a month. We were asked by the CO to sell brats and hamburgers at it for a fundraiser. Ok, sounds good. Captive audience, good exposure, helping our CO. Win-Win. Now that I have found out more info, they want to withhold our yearly $1000 payment only if we commit to every month having the cookout fundraiser, and any profits go to the CO. Short and sweet our scouts work the sale and the CO keeps the money, and only then will we get the $1000. I do not know if we get to keep any additional money above and beyond the $1000, my guess is no. We are having another meeting about this with our COR, both the troop and pack committee, and other leaders. In the meantime, what does everyone think?
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    I was going to suggest the same thing, maybe even have a EMT or first responder come in and help put them together. If a contact at a fire station or ambulance service does not pan out (which I am sure it will) then approach a pharmacy. @Corbin, if you are a new den leader, get trained! Offer these kids scout experiences! Get outside, go on a hike, do fun stuff. Build a birdhouse, tour a police station, rehearse skits to preform. Sounds like you pack needs a new leader to breathe some life into it. Take the reigns and don’t be afraid.
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    Just got 1 girl

    The Lone Scout thing probably would not work here, your DE will just say that you have a Family Pack (which you do) and that’s the pack that’s nearby. Unfortunately this isn’t a situation where there is no unit available. I would have her work on requirements with her father at another time, attend pack meetings as normal. She could be a “helper” with a Lion den. I realize this is not perfect, but it’s a start. Then, have her do the recruiting for you. She wants her own den, then let her bring friends. You never know what parents who have never thought about scouts might be willing to do to make it work for kids.... that might be where you find the female leader you need.....
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    Sending a parcel to USA

    Would appear to be missing a house number and street or road. Mine would look like this cubmaster pete 1234 anyroad anytown, wi 53011
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    Patrol Method - Best Practices

    KOA has a scout program, $5 per person a night.
  15. Cubmaster Pete

    Multiple Bobcat Ceremonies

    We have been toying with the idea of doing belt loops and pins at den meetings and only doing rank at pack events, so I think we will go that route. It doesn't take a lot of time to do it, and the kids and families enjoy it. I hear what you mean about the face paint, so maybe I will find something different to do. Thanks for all the replies.