Initial Pack meeting for school year
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|Tue, 09-18-2012 - 9:37pm|
The initial pack meeting for our school year was tonight. In preparation, I went to another mom's house and she and I planned out the events we would like to see and approximately what month on the calendar... then we wrote them down on slips of paper for each family to pick one... so that with such a small pack- each family will have to plan 1 event. I also planned a song- Boom Chicka Boom and a small game. I printed out a little puzzle page to do as kids arrived and brought colored pencils. I also talked to the old cubmaster and asked him to be it once more since our new cubmaster is still away on vacation.
Fast forward to tonight- Cubmaster said he would meet me 30 minutes ahead of time and set up meeting... he arrived 10 minutes before pack meeting. The mom that helped me make the calendar of events also arrived then. At exactly 6pm (our start time), a mom walked in with her son and about a minute or two later, 2 brothers walked in with their mom's boyfriend. That was all we got. 6 cub scouts! It kinda blew my idea of a game so we skipped that and nobody wanted to sing so we skipped that. The cubmaster found some balloons so we had the kids race across the room by blowing the balloons or kicking them or whatever. I sat and talked with the 1 mom about our schedule and told her she got 1st pick of what she wanted to plan- so she picked the baseball game for next spring/summer... that doesn't really help us get very far.
So when I came home, I e-mailed the pack families about what we did and that they should expect a parent meeting after next week's den meeting so they can get papers and find out how they can help with upcoming events. I got a few responses... one saying that their family schedule is different than last year so if her son continues with scouts it will be with a differerent pack, and one saying that her one son was just placed in a 30 day residential behavioral program so she won't be coming at all until things calm down- his brother would be our only tiger this year. I don't know where any of the Webelos 2's were except for the 1 boy who was the cubmaster's son... no others showed up tonight.
We will see if I hear anything from any of the other families.
PS- on a related note- my own son said that tonight's pack meeting was great because it was short, he got to see some friends and play a fun game, and he got a lollipop.