An Hour a Week…. left over after Scouting

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Scoutmaster Mike Lodes writes the blog An Hour a Week…. left over after Scouting. Here’s a recent post that got me laughing –

So, I agreed a little while back to be the Chartered Org Rep for our Church’s Cub Scout Pack.  I thought…  how hard can it be?  I mean, what, the Cub Master and the Committee will deal with any of the behavioral issues, and I’ll just show up and shake hands and encourage the scouts, etc.  No big deal, I mean what’s the worst that could happen?  They are all under the age of 10, right?

didn’t understand that I’d be dealing with behavioral issues.  I did the online fast start training for Chartered Org Reps.  I went to the position specific training for Chartered Org Reps at Council.  I even went through the supplemental training online at  Still, I had no idea…  I’m constantly dealing with immaturity, selfishness, and name calling.  I had to deal with anger issues and crying.  I’m dealing with rumors and outright lying.  Laziness, wilfulness and vulgar language.

Thankfully, I have yet to have to deal with any issues from the Scouts themselves.  The parents are hard enough!

Mike’s blog is on my ‘must read’ list, get on over there and take a look