Issues with the Cub Master aside since they have been worked out by my coleader being the one to communicate with him. I am getting frustrated with a few of our parents.
We have one who thinks BSA meand Baby Sitting Association. She doesn't even walk in with him to be sure someone is there, she just drops him off and leaves. I have had to borrow a parent from our Tiger Den to be sure I have 2 adults int he room because this child will be dropped off 20 minutes before a meeting and will not be picked up until 10 minutes after our usual time meetings end. Tonight someone picked him up I had never seen or met (the mother is in an interracial marriage, which I did not know and it is none of my business but a kid's safety might have been involved) so I had to call the mom to be sure this stranger was ok to pick up her son. And she got angry, even though I had never even seen this guy and he opened his car window to call the kid to the car.
We have done so many things as a den that cost money and I know that most of our boys would not be able to participate if we asked for dues so the cost of these things comes out of my pocket or the coleader's pocket. Two weeks ago we did achievement 8 and did a fruit tasting as our snack. I brought in different fruits and some juice, again out of my pocket. No one said thank you.
Last week we did the science belt loop, the stuff for our science expiriments came out of the coleader's pocket, again no thank you from the boys.
This week we had a Christmas Party since it was our last meeting before Christmas. I brought in cup cakes and goody bags and we talked about Christmas and the meaning of the holiday, how other people celebrate it, and the other holidays around this time. The kids were given goody bags with a little gift in it. Again, not a single thank you from the parents. One would think that, especially around Christmas, the parents would at least say thank you.
Ok, just had to get that off my chest, lol