So, I agreed a little while back to be the Chartered Org Rep for our Church’s Cub Scout Pack. I thought… how hard can it be? (See the Dancing Monkey Post, this is a little bit of ongoing foolishness on my part!) I mean, what, the Cub Master and the Committee will deal with any of the behavioral issues, and I’ll just show up and shake hands and encourage the scouts, etc. No big deal, I mean what’s the worst that could happen? They are all under the age of 10, right?
I didn’t understand that I’d be dealing with behavioral issues. I did the online fast start training for Chartered Org Reps. I went to the position specific training for Chartered Org Reps at Council. I even went through the supplemental training online at scouting.org. Still, I had no idea… I’m constantly dealing with immaturity, selfishness, and name calling. I had to deal with anger issues and crying. I’m dealing with rumors and outright lying. Laziness, willfulness and vulgar language.
Thankfully, I have yet to have to deal with any issues from the scouts themselves. The parents are hard enough!