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#1 WonderBoy

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:15 PM

Greetings all! I've been lurking around for quite a while now and finally broke down and registered in the forum.

 

After about eight months of OJT as the Assistant Cubmaster, I've just recently taken over as our Pack's Cubmaster. I've got one son who's a Webelo 1, another who's a Wolf and, I suspect the real reason I was asked to be Cubmaster, a third son who's still at least two years away from becoming a Lion. If I don't screw things up too terribly the Pack could have me around for longer than our average Cubmaster.

 

As a youth I was an active Cub Scout and Boy Scout in the southern Chicago suburbs and even spent a couple of short turns as an Assistant Scoutmaster in North Florida in the late 80's and again in Central Illinois in the early 90's. And then, you know... life happened.

 

So now I'm a WonderBoy. Wondering about how much Scouting has changed in those intervening years, wondering how I got myself talked into this and wondering if I can manage to leave (whenever that may be) our Pack in at least as good of shape as I received it.

 

-WonderBoy

 


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#2 krypton_son

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 03:28 PM

Welcome aboard.  Glad you're getting your sons into Scouting.  My cousin grew up in Chicago, he was in the Calumet Council for years. 


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#3 WonderBoy

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 03:50 PM

Welcome aboard.  Glad you're getting your sons into Scouting.  My cousin grew up in Chicago, he was in the Calumet Council for years. 

Thanks!

 

Calumet Council and Michigamea Lodge were my original home.


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#4 deanofmac

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 04:09 PM

Welcome! Another midwesterner here, from West Central Illinois. I lurked for a while also.

 

Dean Roberts

Scoutmaster-Elect, Troop 315 Macomb
I used to be an Owl, C3-133-11
..and a Staffer too! C3-133-14 and C3-133-16

"Train 'em. Trust 'em. LET THEM LEAD!" - William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt


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Dean Roberts

Scoutmaster, Troop 315 Macomb
I used to be an Owl, C3-133-11
..and a Staffer too! C3-133-14 and C3-133-16


#5 Stosh

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 05:03 PM

Welcome to the forum and I'm happy to hear you have your boys in Scouts.  It's a great learning opportunity for them.


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Stosh

 

There's a reason why I don't always answer the phone, doorbell or comments on forums.  :)


#6 dilrod

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 09:56 AM

Welcome!


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#7 Chadamus

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 07:48 PM

Welcome to the forum WonderBoy! I lurked for quite a while as well. There's lot's of great information here. Much of it is true!  :)


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#8 SSScout

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 08:32 PM

Wonderboy:   Welcome to the virtual crackerbarrel...  If you ask any ten Scouters their opinion here, you are sure to get eleven good ideas.

 

Always remember the Cub Leader Mantra:   KISMIF< KISMIF< KISMIF ...   Keep it simple, make it fun!


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