My question is whether there is a rule against having more than one cubmaster at one time.
Background: I’ve been the PCC and assistant cubmaster for over 3 years now. Many times I have filled in for the cubmaster, I’ve probably done the equivalent of 1 year as the CM so far. The CM just left and named a friend as CM instead of me. I’m aware that he can’t do that, but I consider both friends and I don’t want to rock that boat. TBH, I’ve been doing the job 1/3 of the time, and it sounds like I’ll do it even more now, so the title really doesn’t matter… Except for the cubmaster’s key award. It’s upsetting to me that I now won’t earn that award. The new CM is about to have a baby and he had a lion, so he will Outlast me. And I know he’ll do a good job. But if like to list us both for 2 years and then apply for the knot.
So I’m not asking whether this SHOULD be done, I’m not trying to make a precedent and I’m happy to go back to assistant when those 2 years are up. But I want to know if there is any rule against this. Our council probably won’t check, o could apply for the award today, I’m not worried about that either. I just don’t want to be breaking any rules officially if I do this.
I got the idea from talking to a leader from a pack in Texas that had like 500 scouts. He told me they have a CM for every 100 scouts, and an assistant for every 25 scouts. So if they can do it, can I?
I googled for 20 minutes before posting, apparently no one has ever asked this before! Now that’s rare!!