As I sit here finishing up some paperwork for our upcoming Blue & Gold, which I've been working on for the past month, I have had so many thoughts running through my head. One of them, unrelated to my son ranking (and then bridging March 27th) is what is next for me. I've been his den leader since his Tiger year. I've been a very involved volunteer within our Pack (Pinewood Derbies, cubmobile races, B&G, popcorn kernel, twilight camp, fill in assistant Cub Master when it was absolutely needed, etc.) My husband has been very involved as well (range training, muscle wherever needed, cubmobile builder, etc.) I don't consider myself a helicopter parent but I have always been a part of the program. I learned early on to make sure to distance myself as "mom" and let him grow within the program and I think we've did pretty good with that considering (he'll gladly go camp on a weekend with a friend and leave me behind.)So now, I'm left wondering what will I do. Everyone jokes I'll have too much free time on my hands and I surely hope not, to be honest.
So my question for discussion to you all is this. When your son(s) bridged to Boy Scouts, if you were a leader/volunteer, what did you do next? Step back entirely? Help with the Troop? Stay on with the Pack? Dual register to help with both? I'm purely curious and this has always been my place to relate to others, although I haven't had nearly as much time to post this year as I have in the past.
I just re-chartered myself as a volunteer for the next year, so I'm good there. Just trying to decide where I would be most..useful or if I need to take a break. He's going to a great troop and his SM has stated they'll always appreciate and take any help from parents. But I know that's a whole 'nother realm as far as volunteering goes (not really sure what to expect there, to be honest.)
Thanks as always!