So last week was school night for scouting in our district. It went really well we more than doubled in size. But I had 2 parents ask about joining in January since their son plays sports in the fall. Now Pack 422 might be unique since our charter organization only allows us to meet one night a week in only one room with a large garage space attached so we cannot meet any other day of the week. I also got a lot of questions about dues and had to explain those who sign up at school night have to pay a prorated amount that covers them from September to December and then pay the full amount in January. Wait I already had a discussion that included January and joining.
So the question popped in my head of moving school night for scouting to after Christmas break? That would make recharter and collecting dues much easier. Plus we have a campout the day after school night that no one other than existing scouts know about and can plan for followed 2 weeks later by Fun with Son which is followed itself 2 weeks later by Gold Rush and Popcorn. That along with the required paperwork and don’t forget that school only started 2 weeks before school night and it can get extremely overwhelming for parents who are new to scouts.
So what about January for school night?