I signed our pack up for the lowest tier of paid service of Zoom before I found out that the limit had been extended. We had our first virtual pack meeting last night and it was… not a disaster. Better turnout than I expected. We had about 25 families; about half the pack. Still learning how to do this. One lesson is that it’s helpful to have the person delivering the content not be the same person facilitating the meeting.
This week, we’re going to try using the breakout rooms to have den meetings. I’ll be arranging all this with the goal of leaving the den leaders free to focus on their program.
One complication is that some families have multiple scouts in different dens. And they may not have three devices to allow concurrent den meetings (some may not even have one). I haven’t heard from anyone yet that this will be a hardship, but we may need to stagger our den meetings.
Another concern is YPT. Do we need two leaders in each breakout room for two-deep leadership? Or is one leader plus parents in each room, plus floating hosts adequate for that? One-on-one contact is easy enough to avoid.