My Introduction Letter to Pack 68 in March, 2013
I am Carl Fischer, the new Cubmaster for Pack 68. I’ve met many of you, but this seems like a good time for introductions. First, a little about me and my family. My son (also Carl) is in Den 3. My wife’s name is Julie and I also have a daughter, Allison (6) and a younger son Brendan (4). We have lived in Beavercreek since January 2010. By day, I’m an engineer at Ball Aerospace (right across from Wright State University in Fairborn). Here’s my Linked In profile in case you want the gory details. I volunteered for the Cubmaster position because the job needed to be done and some other leaders in the organization thought I would be good at it.
My primary goal for Pack 68 is to make sure we leave a successful and sustainable pack for the next generation of Pack 68 scouts. Successful means the kids are safe, having fun, and learning. Sustainable means we aren’t dependant on a single parent doing 90% of the work and we have at least two people who know how to do any given job.
I have been impressed with the level of parent participation we have in our Pack. Our volunteers are the reason we are able to do so much for our kids. Planning an event or activity can feel like a short sprint. There are a couple open positions that are more of a marathon. We need volunteers to serve in these longer-term roles if we are to succeed in the long-run:
Please be thinking about serving in one of these roles. This pack runs 100% on parent volunteers. We need your help!
Our former cubmaster, Steve Kennedy, did an awesome job putting on pack meetings and activities each month. I need to change this structure a little to work for me. I’m happy to be the guy up on stage passing out awards and talking about events and values, but I will need help planning and executing the activities we do each month. Be on the lookout for a signup sheet -- we are looking for a different volunteer each month. The role of the monthly pack activity coordinator will be to:
There will be a theme each month and I will work with these volunteers to answer any questions and guide you through the process.
Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom of this email. I’m honored to serve as Cubmaster for our Pack and looking forward to working with all of you.
Pack 68 Cubmaster