Kelly Alberts was kind enough to share a picture of her attendance sheet for Cub Scouts and an explanation of how she uses it. Her idea is awesome! I recreated it as a pdf so that you could download it to use as your meeting sign in sheet. Just click on the link below.
Here are some helpful hints that Kelly shared about how she uses the sheet:
- When the boys were Tigers, Kelly printed their names on the sheet. The boys only had to highlight their name to show that they attended.
- As the boys got older, she had them write their names.
- Kelly saves these sheets. She said it comes in handy for when a parent asks why their son didn't get credit for something. She can show them the sheet to let them know they didn't attend that meeting.
- If the boys had to turn in some homework or other papers, she staples them to the sign in sheet so she can remember who turned it in.
- If the boys have to do something at the meeting such as leading the flag ceremony or giving a presentation, she marks who did it in the comments field.
- After the meeting, Kelly sends an update for the boys' advancement to her awards chairman. She then marks the form complete.
As Kelly said, there's “too much going on to remember everyone and everything.” And she is certainly right about that! Use this attendance sheet for Cub Scouts to help you remember.
Kelly, thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us!
Again, here's the link to download the file!
Yours in Scouting,
P.S. Want more Cub Scout meeting attendance-taking ideas? Click on over to this post!