A year in pack 49

This year, Pax was a Webelos scout and Noah was a Wolf Scout. I began the year as the Webelos Den Leader, and took over as Cubmaster in February when Marvin crossed over to Assistant Scoutmaster at the troop– with a little nudging from the Pack Committee. This wasn’t a huge change for me, becaus Stacey and I had been the de facto organizers in the pack all year. I think I am doing a good job as Cubmaster, but am most proud of the fact that the pack now has a truly functional comittee that is sharing the load and the authority. I made an analogy at the 2nd pack meeting I ran that the pack was like George Washington’s axe in that old joke: “this is the axe that George used to chop down the cherry tree and we still use it to this day. The head has only been replaced three times and the handle twice.” Having a strong committee is like that: as long as you don’t replace everything at once, you have continuity. The pack is 60 years old this year and I am very aware of the lineage that I am currently the primary custodian of. My first priority is a good program for the boys, but second to that is providing for continuity of leadership and right after that is devloping standards and practices to keep our momentum in the face of leadership changes. If I do my job, I should be able to step down in a couple years with barely a ripple. We’ll see.

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Lets try blogging again

I’m gonna give blogging another go. It seems like a mostly harmless way to polish my writing chops.

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