Cub Leader Pow-Wow
- A good friend and I held our first cub leader pow-wow today. One
hurdle after another, almost a constant barrage of hurdles were
thrown at us in pulling this event together. It had to be hosted by
the District, our Council would not allow us to have a council-wide
However, we held it at a District level, and invited other districts
to join us, although there were only about a half-dozen people in
attendance from other districts.
Our theme was Land of the Pharaohs, and the co-chair and I had a
great time with the theme! We received lots of compliments. The
last pow-wow in our council was held 2 years ago, and was very poorly
organized. We received lots of praise regarding how much better than
the last one today's event was. We also had our one or
two "grumpies," who were complaining about the location and the
restrictrictions requested of them (it was at an LDS facility, and we
could not allow smoking or caffienated beverage on the property).
Attendance was not as great as I had hoped it would be, we had a
total of 83 in attendance today, our staff members brought the
numbers up to approximately 100 folks.
All in all, I'd say it was a pretty good event. I'll get to look
over the evaluations later in the week, but I've heard the vast
majority of them are favorable.
(formerly known as Redhotladyscorpion)
Keith, thanx for all the tips at Philmont this summer!
- Been there, done that. I have faced some of those
same hurdles. Our SE said "if you want to do a PW go
volunteer to staff one in the next council". That was
12 years ago, and he is no longer SE. We put one
together (after convincing the VP of Program that it
was necessary) and have been holding them every other
year ever since.
Don't think that you ONLY had 85 participants. Think
of them as 85 more CS leaders who have had an
opportunity to learn.
Blue Water Council
--- "Lady T <eagleladyt@...>"
> A good friend and I held our first cub leader__________________________________________________
> pow-wow today. One
> hurdle after another, almost a constant barrage of
> hurdles were
> thrown at us in pulling this event together. It had
> to be hosted by
> the District, our Council would not allow us to have
> a council-wide
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- I just helped teach a class at out CLPW yesterday. We do it every
year, and it's always a councilwide event. I think it's so well
established now that it's almost a "cut and paste" event. Most
of the planning is documented, and the hardest part is to get the
event staffed, themed, and a location.
As with most events, some times they are so-so, sometimes they're
not so good, and others they are excellent. It all depends on
the event "dynamics".
I'm curious, though, why a council would require an event of this
size to be done on a District basis? That raises some red flags
to my recent experiences in my home council/District.
> Been there, done that. I have faced some of thoseYiS,
> same hurdles. [snip]
> ----------You've got to be kidding? Were they afraid of a big financial
> From: Lady T <eagleladyt@...>
> Subject: [Scouter_T] Cub Leader Pow-Wow
> A good friend and I held our first cub leader pow-wow today. One
> hurdle after another, almost a constant barrage of hurdles were
> thrown at us in pulling this event together. It had to be hosted by
> the District, our Council would not allow us to have a council-wide
loss? After your success have they changed their minds for next