Cub Scout Conference

So the Pack I’m working with is going to be losing it’s committee chair in Feb when his kid graduates to Boy Scouts.

I had offered that “if they can’t find anyone else” I would consider committee chair – figuring that in late January, they’d either have someone, or I’d take it.

I didn’t expect them to offer it to me last night, but they did. I don’t think I’m going to accept, based on a couple of things :

1) There’s plenty of time left to find someone else
2) I would, on paper, have to give up den leader for my Tiger Cubs
3) I woudl have less hands-on with the boys

As an alternative, The Cub Master (who is a fantastic guy) expressed that he envisioned me going down my original path of Den Leader(s)->Asst. Cub Master->Cub Master.

The alternative is what my heart tells me to do, and I am complimented greatly that he saw that in me. And I feel validated that what I’m doing is right on that front.

Plus I love working directly with the kids. It’s not something I would ahve thought I’d enjoy quite so much.

I think I know my answer – answer with my heart and not with my head, as it were.

Now to move my desk and plan tonights meeting….

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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4 Responses to Cub Scout Conference

  1. wander says:

    Plus Committee Chair is not so important or difficult a position. Pretty much you can have a figure head in there as long as the adult leaders don’t fight too much about getting things done. You need someone like a banker in there. Someone good at organizing meetings.


  2. clubjuggler says:

    I didn’t expect them to offer it to me last night, but they did.

    Never turn down someone who’s willing to do something for a volunteer organization.

    But, good luck with everything!

  3. gardenwaltz says:

    “if they can’t find anyone else”
    some clubs will consider this to be a great shining sign that they can stop looking. i quit a club once because they had the policy, ‘if you express any interest you will be an officer, and once an officer you must continue till death’. ok, i might be a little bitter, but i’d steer clear of the instant promotion.

  4. wander says:

    Hey, I knew you had asked about this but didn’t know if you had caught my post. My catalog is at

    The only things that have been sold so far are E-3 and B-11 which I could probably remake if you were interested.

    Anyway, it’s there for the looking.


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