Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pack News

Some reminders:
Oct. 21 - next Den Meeting
Oct. 23 - Bojangles Scout Night - a percentage of sales on this day at Bojangles is donated to our council
Oct 25 - possible Pumpkin Patch recruitment event.
Oct. 28 - October Pack Meeting and School Uniform Day (scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to school)
Nov. 1 - Pack popcorn sales end, all order forms and money are due at noon on this day.

Den Leaders
We currently have two Tiger den leaders, one Wolf leader, and one Webelos leader.  Over the past few weeks, you've seen the den meetings and how they can run.  My prep time for those was about 1-3 hours per den meeting, not counting a trip to Walmart for supplies.  We have resources for you that script the meetings if you would like that much detail.  I will help you get going.  

Now is the time: we need you as parents to step up and commit to being a den leader or assistant den leader.  We need one more wolf leader (2nd graders), two bear leaders (3rd graders), and one more Webelos leader (4th and 5th graders).  I can't sustain this on my own and we must be in compliance with the BSA two-deep leadership policy.  Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbors, whoever is willing can be a den leader.  If we do not get leaders we will have to consider options such as suspending or disbanding dens without leaders or asking boys to transfer to the Sylva pack.  

Being a den leader is fun.  If you are thinking about it, feel free to contact me and/or go to, create an account, and take the Youth Protection Training and the Leader Position Specific training for your boy's den.  That will give you a better idea of what is involved.