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Everything posted by christineka

  1. I'm sure you'd much rather deal with our cub committee member instead.
  2. The cub master is brand new. She's also the bishop's wife and feels she must stay in a favorable position with everyone, so she doesn't get into stuff.
  3. I read that about how the webelos' leader has to sign off. That's why I tell her what my son has done, so she can sign off. He can't exactly care for the lawn at scout meeting. He started it a month ago, because that was when there was something to actually do. My husband is rather meticulous with his springtime lawn work, which makes lawn care extremely minimal for the rest of the year. I wanted my son to actually do a bunch of work rather than just go learn how the autoatic sprinkler system work. Family Member is full of stuff that cannot be done at scouts. The Webelos' leader has a r
  4. We do not have an advancement chair. We have: Cub Master (lady), Committee Member, Webelos' den leader, Bears' Den leader (myself), and Wolves' leader and 7 boys: 3 Webelos, 2 Bears, 2 Wolves. The committee member has been in for about 8 months. So far, she has taken control of the committee, the scouts, yelled at everyone for not doing their proper duty, headed up a fundraiser, which included breaking both church and bsa rules- when called on it by the bishop, she still continued with the improper activities, lied so that we won a pack award (gold status, which we don't meet the requirements
  5. Unfortunately, our group isn't like this. We've been trying for a year to get old uniform pieces to establish a lending closet. So far, we've collected a total of 1 shirt, 1 webelos' slider, and 1 webelos' neckerchief. (Came from the youngest boy of our former cub master.) Our cub scout program only began a few years ago (I'm told, I moved here a little over a year ago). The boys, who come with their shirts on do not like to button them. My boy always does, but the others generally don't. My boy wears sweat pants and only wears the belt for pack meeting. He just puts it around his waist
  6. My biggest beef is, where in the Committee Member duties does it state "decides whether boy has earned the award or not"? Shouldn't this be under the jurisdiction of his Webelos' den leader? She already marked my son off on completing the geology belt loop weeks ago. She also believes me, that my son has completed the requirement of doing lawn care for two weeks.
  7. In this case- because he's already earned and been awarded the activity badge that the belt loop was required for- and we have no den meetings before the next pack meeting. If she had come up with this requirement before today, I would have made my son do the extra made-up requirements. I've read the webelos' book multiple times now. There are many more requirements that actually say the boy has to tell his den about it. In fact, after the cub scouts visited a museum, I mentioned to the committee chair that if the boys discussed what they learned about at the museum, that they would pass of a
  8. There are 3 webelos in the pack at this time. Two more will come in in July. The boys do not need to earn all activity badges, but my son likes earning things and he wants to get them all completed. (His father did and has his 80's pins to prove it.) At weblos' camp, the boys mostly completed geology, scientist, readyman, engineer, naturalist, forester, and completed only a few requirements for outdoorsman. Other than camp, we only do den and pack meetings. The boys should be able to complete arrow of light after 6 months, but there's the compass badge and the points to earn as well.
  9. I think so too, but I figure a boy could keep the family vehicle in shape (washing, checking the oil, and air pressure) or keep his own bike in working condition, or in my son's case- take care of the lawn. My husband saw a laborer in my son and made him help with the weeding, of which there was a lot.
  10. It's the committee member that I take issue with. The Webelos' leader currently has issues with family members who need a lot of care. The committee member came in to help with webelos (instead of spying on bears/wolves as she did before). They did geology for a month. Then the cub master got her husband to volunteer to do Handyman with the boys last week. I'm told they did the character connection today. I was told when my son joined webelos that it was my responsibility to get my son to do the requirements for Fitness, do her "homework" packets (I don't agree that those packets fulfill the r
  11. Here is the link to the cub uniforming page http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/con...s/parents.aspx I have a hard time with these requirements, being in LDS scouting. The boys are automatically entered into cub scouts. The parent can choose to opt-out, but most of us feel we are obligated to go along with cub scouts. Unlike with a regular group, we did not spend any time thinking about this decision or plan to have to spend money. Our boys do not wear the complete uniform. They all have shirts. Most have all the required patches. Most have neckerchiefs. That's it. They wear blue jeans
  12. Seriously? You don't have to wear a uniform to participate in a flag ceremony? Do you have a link from official bsa? I only learned of this requirement from my coleaders, who must have heard it from some other leader, and it's just passed down. I do agree that the LDS are rather lax with the requirements.
  13. The usual household chores are required for Family member. For that he does have to make a chart with all the jobs of the whole family, choose an extra one that he doesn't usually do and do it for two months. (We better start that one soon!)
  14. It says to choose one of the requirements and do it well for 2 weeks. Here are the requirements: And do six of these: 2. With adult supervision, wash a car. 3. Help an adult change a tire on a car. 4. With adult supervision, replace a bulb in the taillight, turn signal, or parking light or replace a headlight on a car. 5. With adult supervision, show how to check the oil level and tire pressure of a car. 6. Make a repair to a bicycle, such as tightening the chain, fixing a flat tire, or adjusting the seat or handlebars. 7. Properly lubricate the chain on a b
  15. My son is 10 and a Webelos cub scout. He recently did all the requirements for the geology belt loop, per what it says. The cub committee member (dubbed "dictator") will not award him his belt loop unless he brings his labelled rock collection to den meeting. I don't see that as a requirement for the belt loop, however. It says to show and tell to your family or den. He showed and told to his family. Geology Belt Loop Complete these three requirements: Explain to your den or an adult family member what geology means. Collect samples of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
  16. for th advice! I like the idea of just working on stuff (not necessarily achievements) and having fun, but then our cub committee dictator- oh, I mean committee member (who is mom to the boy, who does two scout troops) yells at us, etc, etc. Of course, we work on stuff that her son has already passed off and he doesn't want to participate... Today we had two wolves only and just worked on the Flag achievement, but the boy, who needs to participate in an outdoor flag ceremony didn't wear his shirt and neither did the other boy.... One of my bears' moms is not seeming to communicate with me.
  17. Hi! I am a bear leader, but we tend to have wolves meet with us as well. (The wolf leader is a bit spacey as well.) I am a LDS leader. The boys move up to the next step at their birthday, so we don't go by the school year calendar. Boys are assigned to our pack by where they live. (They do have the option of joining a "regular" pack if so desired.) Currently, I have 2 bears and 2 wolves. The bears turn 10 on June 30th and July 18th. The younger one has not earned his rank. The wolves turn 9 mid July and mid November. The older boy recently joined (he's not LDS) and has not earned his
  18. Sorry to hog the board today as a newbie, but I came because I need a lot of help! As stated in my earlier thread, I am LDS, serving in an LDS troop. The positions are filled by being "called" and are unfilled by being "released". Basically, you don't petition to work in scouts, and although you can voluntarily quit, sometimes you are simply made to quit. A few weeks ago, our cubmaster and assistant were released. They asked, so they kinda quit as well. No one has been called yet to become the cubmaster or assistant. We have one committee member, who is overwhelmed with everything e
  19. I can't read any of the threads in this entire forum. I don't know why. I failed to click to be notified when someone replied to my other thread. If someone could please copy and email me any replies to my other thread, I would be most appreciative. My email is cncurry1111 at gmail dot com Thanks!
  20. I'm a new Den leader. I have two others, who are also new. We need help. We are an LDS troop, so none of us leaders really volunteered, but we want to do our best. We meet at the church. Being LDS, kids automatically become cub scouts on their 8th birthdays. They don't have to do it, but it is expected. The church pays the boys' dues and other fees. Our troop dynamics are a little different because no one has chosen to be in cub scouts and no parents volunteer to help do anything. That said, we had a bad meeting today and I wish I could throw in the towel. We have had a rough ti
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