View Poll Results: when will we get to 4,000 posts?

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  1. #27028
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    'Afternoon Bret and everyone. JP, your role is just evolving, but you're continuing to support the program and that's admirable, to say the least. Best of luck in your new role!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Something of a sad weekend for me.

    As most here know, I'm pretty deeply involved as a Cub Scout leader. As my children have aged, my oldest is now a Boy Scout and my younger will soon be.


    I've announced my resignation as Cubmaster for this pack. Last night was my last Blue and Gold Banquet to MC, next month will be the last Pinewood Derby that I'll run.

    I've worked hard to rebuild what I saw as a dying program. When I took the reins, there were about 15 cubs. As I step down, I've more than tripled the size of our unit, making it the largest unit in my county with 50 scouts on paper and about 45-46 that are pretty active.

    Having found a successor to take over running the unit, I'm now working as a Den Leader, which is what I'm best at, sitting on the floor with a bunch of kids goofing off. Once we're done goofing, however, I'm still working to create the back-up structure that the new leadership will need to keep the program running optimally.

    It is somewhat bitter-sweet. While I'm a bit tired of being the Cubmaster and dealing with all of the stresses of doing it, I'll miss my scouts. Through my tenure, I've made a point of learning all of the scouts names BEFORE their parents. I refer to parents as "Mrs. Jimmy's Mom" until I learn their names, explaining that I'm not a Cub Scout leader for the parent, but for the boy. I truly LOVE these boys and it's amazing what an attachment that they have for my wife and I, and I'll miss that one-on-one connection with them.

    I'm not dropping out completely. Just moving into a different role. I'm following them to Boy Scouts when they go as a Merit Badge Counselor and, likely an Assistant Scout Master.


    Sorry to unload like this, but I've been doing this since my 12 year old was in Kindergarten and it's harder than I thought that it would be.

    That's what this thread is all about unloading, sharing and just shooting the bull.

    I question the is many who've been in that position 12 years that incredible level commitment, and to it the largest and with 96% active is increible.
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    That's what this thread is all about unloading, sharing and just shooting the bull.

    I question the is many who've been in that position 12 years that incredible level commitment, and to it the largest and with 96% active is increible.
    I've only been in for 6 years, Bret.

    Kindergarten to age 12.

    Our counties most senior CubMaster is resigning this year as well, with 20 years tenure. She's AWESOME!

    She's also moving into Boy Scouts with her nephews. She has no children of her own in the program.

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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
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  5. #27032
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    'Morning Bret and everyone. Lots of rain and snow melting over here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    'Morning Bret and everyone. Lots of rain and snow melting over here
    I see on the weekend you guys got nailed again.....almost as bad as the storm a couple weeks earlier....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    I see on the weekend you guys got nailed again.....almost as bad as the storm a couple weeks earlier....
    Yeah, it got about half as bad.. The 2 dumps gave us half the average annual snowfall in very little time. The piles on the lawns are still in the 3-4' range. At least it's good exercise and last time around it only took an hour to clear.

  8. #27035
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    Yeah, it got about half as bad.. The 2 dumps gave us half the average annual snowfall in very little time. The piles on the lawns are still in the 3-4' range. At least it's good exercise and last time around it only took an hour to clear.
    3-4 feet Holy snow plow Batman
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    Morning all
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    3-4 feet Holy snow plow Batman
    Large driveway/parking area and most of that has to be dumped onto the lawns.. We got a total of about 18" of snowfall

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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Lift with your legs, Moon!!!
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    'Morning Bret and everyone.. Art, the snowblower says I don't have to

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    'Morning Bret and everyone.. Writing the exam today on stuff I haven't officially studied in close to a decade and a half

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