So, after much deliberation and soul-searching, I took it upon myself to fill the vacancy of Cubmaster for Griffin's Pack. If you're wondering how the Cubs Scouts work, there is a den, which is five to six boys that go through the ranks of Scouts together. Then you have the pack.... that's all the dens from every age group.... typically a whole elementary school. We've had the same Cubmaster for the past several years, and his youngest son has now gone on to Boy Scouts (middle school and high school years). He's done a good job of it. And no one, as of a few weeks ago, had stepped up to fill the void of his position, which he's been advertising for about two years now. So... I did. I got word this past week that they've accepted my offer. This is going to be no small job. Why the heck would I do it, knowing full-well I don't have the time for it, really? Well. For the next three or four years, I want Griffin to have the best scouting experience possible. I want this for the five other boys in my den, for which I just resigned as Assistant Den Leader. I want them to look back on this time as some of the most fun in elementary school.
I'm still uncertain on how this will impact my little crazy family. And it's certain to impact it. But I do believe that I'm doing what is right for the good of the boys.
Wish me luck, because I'm going to need it.... :-)