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How did I get suckered into this?

February 12th, 2008 at 05:56 pm

Seems I have said that before...

This time I am stuck being the committee chair for the Cub scouts. Our Cub master has taken an indefinite leave of absence, leaving lots of work needing done. The most difficult being rechartering. One of the first things I learned about rechartering is that we need to have certain positions filled to qualify as a of which is the Committee Chair. And plugging in names of adults with possible jobs, the two holes are CC and I chose CC. Better that than Cub Master! Now all we have to do is get a Cub Master.

The next hardest task is paying for the rechartering. Recharter is when you re-register for the scouts. So for every single child and adult in the pack we have to pay $11. Now that I have the work of a real scout, I don't mind so much paying to have the insurance and such of one..after all I call tons of folk to ask for field trips (reminds me I need to call about a recycle center trip) and to book hikes and such. So I figure they aught to be able to call BSA and ask if I am a real member.

If I had been in charge or at least asked an opinion when money came in for new scouts I would have 'escrowed' the amount for their recharter fee...but I wasn't asked. So there is not anywhere near the amount we need. Our 'growing pains' seem to be getting worse, not better.....

4 Responses to “How did I get suckered into this?”

  1. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Please just stick a note on your bathroom mirror "Kids care not about the beauracracy, but about the comraderie."

    We are a BSA (and a GSA) family among other things. The GSA sends me regular reminders 'I make a difference in the mind of a young girl fostering leadership'. Sometimes it is the only thing keeps me doing it.

    My son is kind of introverted at times, and having these buddies does him a WORLD of good. And we are sooooooo fortunate to have an amazing cubmaster who does silly, important things with the boys every month.

  2. princessperky Says:

    Nice quote I am about to plan a parent meeting where we explain some of the confusion going on, and I need to let them know that there is a 'deadline' for getting the rank badges...but I also want to let them know the rank badge is less important than having a good time while learning good lessons. SO that quote has good timing! I will use it!

  3. nanamom Says:

    cub master, um how about your DH!! Last I heard he was pretty cool with kids.

  4. princessperky Says:

    He is busy being the Tiger leader, BSA technically wont let him do both, and he would like to focus on the kids anyway.

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