Tammy sent in this question:
What is considered a Pack Meeting? Our pack has monthly pack meetings and also other events for the entire pack, such as family camping, pinewood derby, etc. Do events such as these take the place of the pack meeting for the month or should they be in addition to the pack meeting? We have mixed feelings in our committee and some feel we should cancel the pack meeting or a den meeting when there is a weekend pack event while others think we keep the schedule as is and people don’t have to attend everything. I am looking for input from other packs on what they do. Thanks!
Every pack has their own way of doing things. It is important for the pack to get together on a regular basis.
But how you do that is up to the committee. Many pack meetings aren’t really “meetings” anyway. They are bike rodeos or a family picnic or a series of games. So these activities could be the main pack meeting for the month or they could be additional activities.
It often comes down to leadership. If you expect the Cubmaster to run everything, then you might not be able to expect more than one meeting or activity per month. It depends how busy he or she is. In many packs, the Cubmaster is wearing multiple hats. If you have other adults willing to chair and lead the additional events, then it is possible to have a meeting plus an activity or two.
Readers, what do you think? Add your ideas to the comments below.