If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ve picked up on our monthly summary of things the committee chair needs to give attention to for the following month. We finished up the year last month with the March version, so we’ll take one last look at the committee chair’s job with our list of details that need to be looked at each month. Continue reading “Committee chair timeline: Every month”
Committee chair timeline: March
March is nearly here, and with it longer days and the urge to get outside. But before we lace up our hiking boots, let’s talk about some of the business items the committee needs to tend to this month.
Your primary happening this month will be welcoming the Webelos Scouts who are headed your way. Cub Scout packs are having their crossover ceremonies, and hopefully the bridge leads to your troop. If you’ve been doing your homework, you have had many prospective Scouts and their parents come and check out your troop at a troop meeting, court of honor or an outdoor event. Be prepared to welcome these new Scouts to your troop! Make sure your committee members who have a role in welcoming new members know their part in the process. Continue reading “Committee chair timeline: March”
Committee chair timeline: February
As we move through the cold winter months, here are some thoughts of things to keep you and your committee occupied and looking forward to warmer days ahead.
- Webelos Scouts are putting the ribbons on their Arrow of Light requirements, and now is the time to make sure they know that the bridge they’re about to cross leads to your troop. Your Scoutmaster and senior patrol leader should be visiting Webelos dens, giving them the “sales pitch” and inviting them to attend your troop meetings. Continue reading “Committee chair timeline: February”
Committee chair timeline: January
Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season and maybe enjoyed a little break from weekly Scouting, or perhaps a change of routine if your troop planned any special activities. You’ll be back at it soon enough, so here are a few things to think about as we head into the new year: Continue reading “Committee chair timeline: January”
Committee chair timeline: December
December can be the most hectic month of all, with holiday preparations, family visits and vacations, shopping, cooking and cleaning. Fortunately, if you do your Scouting duty to “be prepared”, your workload will be lighter and you’ll have more time to spend with your family.
Your biggest concern right now will be with the annual charter renewal process and tabulating your Journey to Excellence scorecard. Continue reading “Committee chair timeline: December”