As you know, I will be stepping down as Cubmaster of Pack 673 after next month. In addition, Committee Chair Chris Lonsbury, treasurer Rich Sarigumba, and technology wiz “kid” Don Szeto will be stepping aside as well. What this means, of course, is that we have a need for people to fill a number positions, in addition to those listed above.
After the den meeting on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, we will hold elections for next year’s officers, and I strongly encourage each one of you to consider stepping up and taking on one of the vacant leadership positions. As a volunteer organization, our strength derives from the willingness of people like you to rise to the occasion and to serve.
Please allow me to remind you the reasons why we consider taking on more responsibility at a time when we feel that we already have enough concerns.
1. Our sons. To put it as simply as possible, we’re not involved in Cub Scouts because it’s good for our complexion! We’re in it because we believe that by taking part in this organization, our sons will grow into wonderful young men who are thoughtful, independent, and who demonstrate the values, character, and leadership that our country, our world, needs right now. We want them to learn to appreciate the outdoors through events like camping; we want them to learn to have confidence when interacting with people; we want them to have fun, and realize that there is more to life than playing video games. For these dreams to be realized, we have to be willing to organize events like the Pinewood Derby Race, or Fall Encampment, and although you already do so much to enrich the lives of your children, this is the time when they need you the most.
2. You. Believe it or not, taking on responsibility is an occasion for personal growth. While I sometimes grumble to myself about having to attend a meeting or lead a particular event, I have come to realize that I have become better at organizing events, and I have also experienced the deep satisfaction of planning an event and watching things fall into place.
3. Family. It is easy to tell yourself, “I’ll get to it later,” when it comes to spending time with your family. The truth is, however, that we cannot predict what the future holds, and we actually have much less time with our loved ones, especially our children, than we think. Taking on a leadership position ensures that you will spend quality time with your children in structured activities, and form bonds that will serve the basis of fond memories.
4. Friendship. Your sons will have the opportunity in Scouts to form bonds that last a lifetime, and here is a secret that you may not have considered: you too, will find that the more involved, you are, the more opportunities you will have to form lasting bonds with the parents of other Scouts.
Below is a list of leadership positions that need to be filled. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Yours in Scouting, Friendship, and Family,
Open Leadership Positions:
Cubmaster: cubmaster description
Assistant Cubmaster: assistant cubmaster description
Committee Chair: committee chair description (scroll down) – Michael Ho (tentative)
Membership Chair: membership chair description (scroll down)
Treasurer: treasurer description (scroll down) – Mark Waldman (tentative)
Advancement Chair: advancement chair description (scroll down)
Assistant to Activities Coordinator
· Tigers: ??
· Wolves: Benjie Kim (tentative)
· Bears: David Sorrells (tentative)
· Webelos I: Diego Alvarez (tentative)
· Webelos II: Mark Scheier (tentative)