Volume 6 Issue 1
August 1999


Recruiting Adults

York Adams Council

The Cubmaster is the center of the skit. He or she goes to center stage while another adult "runs the show." This adult begins by introducing the Cubmaster and explaining the important role he/she plays. This is emphasized by handling over a dozen eggs—fragile, young charges. Then the fun begins. The talker continues to explain that the Cubmaster also has other responsibilities, especially as there isn't enough adult support to make things happen. Depending on the open positions and just how much you want to drive home the point, either use only the open positions or use a bunch of different positions. For each "job," the talker hands over a symbol of the task described. Some examples that are fun.

Position Symbol

Den Leader Coach Large whistle

Treasurer Cash box

Secretary Paper & pencil

Ride Coordinator Barbie car

Advancement Chair Large badges on cardboard

PR person Camera

I think you get the picture. Anyway, after overflowing the Cubmaster with all sorts of jobs, the talker stops and says "Unless you help, he's going to drop those eggs." Then he/she starts taking the symbols from the Cubmaster and hands them out to the people in

the assembly. The last time we did this, the people who had been given the symbols came up after the meeting expecting and accepting that they had been given these new jobs! I tell you, this works!

New Pack Leaders Welcome

Heart of America Council

Personnel: Cubmaster, Committee Chairman or Den/Webelos Coach

Equipment: Kentucky Fried Chicken box containing a rib, thigh, breast and a wing.

Setting: Call forward all who you wish to welcome.

Narrator: It's not easy being the BEST. You start out by doing that thing until you do it better than anyone else. Here in pack we do one thing, and we do it RIGHT. We start out by using only the BEST INGREDIENTS and it's our SECRET RECIPE that keeps making our pack #1.

So here's to you! We don't mean to RIB you. We just want to say that you're a welcome addition to our ORIGINAL STAFF. When you agreed to join us, we breathed a THIGH of relief! You add SPICE (11 herbs and spices) to our program. You help keep us a-BREAST of the latest Scouting news. We can count on you to CARRY OUT any assignment and know that it will be WELL DONE. When you're asked to do something, even at the last minute you pitch right in and WING it.

Yes, we pick only the BEST and we SERVE the BEST because ONLY THE BEST WILL DO! That's why we're #1 because WE DO PICKIN' RIGHT!

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