Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 Neutral

About RookieScouter

  • Rank
    Junior Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling

Recent Profile Visitors

473 profile views
  1. We are starting our planning for popcorn sales and looking ways to get more participation and fun for our scouts. Do any units set a goal and if scouts go over that goal you may do something low cost that's fun. Maybe like pie a leader or silly string a leader? What are some other ideas we could do that's free or low cost that would get our scouts more involved and excited?
  2. Since March and after several virtual meetings before May. Emails and texts throughout summer I've only heard from about 4 scouts out of 25. Now I'm ready to get things started again. What's works? How do I get parents involved? More participation? Our scouting never ended just the participation. I had 75% of pack not complete rank for last year. I encourage parents to work with their scouts at home and even gave June, July, and August activities to do for the summer participating pin. I basically came up for a plan for each rank and gave details of how to do them. But r
  3. We have been doing virtual meetings for about a month now and have had very little participation. Maybe seven scouts out of twenty four. As leaders we are still trying to figure the whole virtual meetings setting out ourselves. Our first meeting was suppose to be for the parents but none wanted to show up so we only had our scouts. So we did a welcome back and talk about what everyone has been up to and check in on each scout to see if they have questions about any of their adventures. Our second meeting we had each scout choose one adventure or requirement in their handbooks they would like t
  4. December went by quick and I lost track of time. What is a good easy to get together Pack meeting idea we could do?
  5. We will be fishing at our councils camp. They only stock bass, brim, and catfish.
  6. That is a great idea to do with our new lion and tiger families. We did a fishing trip last year with our pack letting our Cubs catch their fish and then we showed them how to clean and cook them. They loved it... I enjoyed seeing their excitement as they got to do the whole process of catching, cleaning, and cooking them.
  7. We are planning a fishing derby with our scouts and I am looking for ideas to put on certificates so that each one of our scouts get their own award. We have about 15 scouts attending. Three will receive a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place medal. Scouts will have two hours to catch and many fish as they can. Bass and brim are stocked in pond we will be going to. What are your ideas to put on certificates? I'm short by 8 certificates.
  8. Has anyone tried the Country Meats fundraiser? I have been looking into it but it doesn't seem like it would go to well and take up so much more time to make as much as other fundraisers. What have you done to make this fundraiser event worth doing being they are very cheap and you have to give a portion back to the bsa. We are looking for more ways to earn money to upgrade camping gear in our pack trailer and to continue to award our scouts with their patches, pins, belt loops ect....
  9. We started off with 5 scouts in August and now have 35 after round up at events and schools. What is the best way to go about asking new parents to help with leadership? We have asked everyone but being they are new to scouting you can tell they dont want to at the moment. Our meeting place is also very small for the number of scouts we now have. We meet in a community building they hold parties that isnt very big and only has one room. So during meetings it is hard to hear what the other one is saying. Outside is an option but being gnats in our area are bad at the moment we opted out o
  10. A website sounds like a great idea. However, we dont have a lot of funding and dont see how we can afford a subscription. My husband and I just took over leadership and still working through the bumps on getting things straightened back up. I'm also working with the schools. For years our pack wasn't involved. We have a scout night next month. I like the idea of a video showing all the things we do. I tend to take too many pictures at events. Lol.... When I put posters together it's hard to just choose a few pictures.
  11. What items do you put at your information booth. Recently we participated in school orientation night and our table seemed a bit boring and had not many stop by or seemed interested. Items I had on table: Pack information sheet packet, mini boys life, pencils, wrist bands with our pack name on them, posters with pictures of past events, our pack banner, and a few items our scouts have made or earned throughout their activities this past year. I felt like our booth wasnt very interesting and didnt catch anyone's attention. In the next couple weeks we have been given the opportunity
  12. We have changed things up a bit this year since starting last January. This year we decided to meet every 1st and 2nd week of the month for den meetings. Every 2nd week of the month meet for a pack meeting. Then committee meeting every 4th week of the month. If there happens to be an extra week in the month we will use that as a den meeting. Last year we were so small we met every other week for pack/committee meeting and den meetings were decided by den leaders. Usually meeting at their home. With five active scouts as the time that seemed fine. Now with 17 we are making it the way we t
  13. This would be for Cubs and spaces are very small that are provided. I believe spaces are 10x10.
  14. We have a community event coming up in our local town and would like to participate in the fun. What are some ideas our scouts could do? I'm thinking about face painting, temporary tattoos, and maybe a carnival like game winner gets to pie face a leader. What would you suggest?
  • Create New...