I learned yesterday that our Pack got the 2010 Quality Unit Award.
We also got the 100% Boys Life as well. The latter is generally easy. The Quality Unit Award is a bit harder only because there are goals to be meet.
To me, it means that the Pack Committee and Den Leaders are working together to bring a quality program to the boys. Yes, it is another patch to put on the uniform. It however symbolizes that that unit is doing something correct. It’s doing something above and beyond the normal. It also means that the Leadership within the Unit is actively looking for other things to do. If you do different things, then there is not a chance of the unit getting stuck. Remember Scouting is a Movement, not an Organizations. Organizations sit still. Scouts are constantly moving….Keep it Moving! Scouts has OUT in their name. OUT MOVING!
I am looking forward to the Journey to Excellence for 2011. I suspect once the year is completed we will be scoring pretty high.
One of the other awards that I knew we got, but finally got the certificate/ribbons was the Summertime Pack Award. Along with it, which I did not know was the National Den Award. I am very happy to have both.
The Summertime Pack Award is really a good program that should be used at every Pack. It keeps the Scouting Spirit alive and the boys reminded about Scouting. It also is a great recruiting tool for the Kindergartners and others who want to join. Having this program will also allow the perspective parents to see what the Pack does. We have earned it for the second time for my three years in the Pack. I plan to earn it each year.