At about 8:00 PM on Friday, June 7, 2013, Diane and I walk across the bridge and end our Cub Scout careers. Without a new Cubmaster and Committee Chair to take our places, the Pack will fold – effectively ending all of the hard work we have all done over the years to building a stronger Pack for the benefit of the boys in our community.
Believe me, I have heard all of the excuses:
- I don’t know what to do
- There is training, and Diane and I will mentor you both before you take over and after)
- I don’t have time
- They say Scouting takes up only an hour a week. (That’s an inside joke!)
- In reality, it takes only a few hours a week – seriously.
- One of the most important “tricks” to be successful in these positions – delegation! There are many other people who are willing to help – just not many who are willing to lead.
- I don’t want to wear that uniform
- I can’t really help you with that one!
- I don’t like to speak/sing/act crazy in front of others
- It’s not that big a deal. The bar is pretty low. No one is expecting a Broadway show or a professional stage production.
- You get to make the position your own – it is going to be different from the way Diane and I ran the Pack, and that is OK.
If you are interested, Diane and/or I would love to meet you at Panera one evening so we can talk about the realities of the position.
Shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) if you are interested in talking.