Pack 619 has a long history at St. Vincent Ferrer in Cincinnati, OH, however our numbers have been small for the past few years. This year we have 12 Cub Scouts (3 Lions, 2 Tigers, 3 Wolfs, 1 Bear and 3 Webelos), and only one has previous Scouting experience. I consider our Pack young and green, but boy are these kids on fire for Scouting!
Because of our small numbers and lack of Scouting experience, it just doesn’t make sense to do anything other than meet monthly as a Pack and strategically and collectively work on requirements for adventure advancement. I have worked long and hard to work out a plan that will allow all Scouts to make their rank advancement by the end of the school year, but it is going to take a lot of focus, planning and hard work.
Are there others out there working with very small groups? I’d love to know about your experience(s) and what your strategy is to give your Cubs a great Scouting experience.
619: Small But Mighty!