Our Pack is led by parents of scouts, just like you. They help make the experiences fun, educational, insightful, and memorable.
Our leaders are trained. Every leader takes a training, including one about Youth Protection. Our Pack, and the BSA treat the protection of our Scouts as the most important role we play. We practice two deep leadership, where no leader is by themselves with a Scout – except their own child.
The Pack needs volunteers. Whether it is to serve as a Den Leader, or on the committee, help out at a Pack meeting, or bring snacks to a Den meeting – there is a great need for service and support. Cub Scouts is designed to help the scouts grow closer to their family, and one way for parents to help us achieve that goal is by being involved.
To do your part, ensure your scout is at every den and pack meeting they can make, and that they participate and live up to our motto – “Do Your Best” in all their daily activities.
To learn about Pack Leadership Training, create your own account at http://my.scouting.org and take any of the online classes including Youth Protection. Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required every two years for certain responsibilities in the Pack, but all parents can and should take this training.
Den Leaders' responsibilities are to:
- Give leadership in carrying out the pack program in the den.
- Lead the den in its participation at pack meetings. Serve as den host or hostess for den family members at pack meetings.
- Work in harmony with other den and pack leaders.
- Maintain a friendly relationship with Cub Scouts; encourage them to earn advancement awards. Keep accurate advancement records and see that boys receive recognition for their achievements.
- Stimulate the Cub Scouts' imaginations on the program theme for the month and help the den prepare its stunts and exhibits for the pack meeting.
- Help establish a close working relationship with the assistant den leader and den chief, functioning as a den leadership team.
- Develop and maintain a good working relationship and open communication with den families. Use their talents to help enrich the den program. Hold den adults' meetings as often as needed to get acquainted with family members and strengthen den operation.
- See that a leader is available for all den meetings and activities. Call on the assistant den leader to fill in when necessary.
- Take part in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.
Assistant Den Leader
An Assistant Den Leader's responsibilities (as designated by the Den Leader) are to:
Help the Den Leader as needed. Be ready to fill in for the Den Leader, if necessary.
The Den Chief is a youth leader from a Scouts BSA Troop. The Cub Scout Den Chief's responsibilities are to:
- Know the purposes of Cub Scouting.
- Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
- Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings.
- Set a good example by attitude and uniform.
- Be a friend to the boys in the den.
- Take part in weekly den meetings.
- Assist the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting.
- Meet regularly with the den leader to review den and pack meeting plans. Meet as needed with adult members of the den, pack, and troop.
- Receive training from the den leader (and Cubmaster or assistant Cubmaster). Attend den chief training.
- Encourage Cub Scouts to become members of Scouts BSA Troops when they are eligible.
The Cubmaster's main responsibilities are to:
- Work directly with the pack trainer, Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders, den chiefs, and pack committee chair and members to make sure that all dens are functioning well.
- Plan the den and pack programs with the help of other leaders.
- Lead the monthly pack meeting with the help of others. Involve all dens in some way.
- Coordinate the total Cub Scout program in the pack.
An Assistant Cubmaster's responsibilities (as designated by the Cubmaster) are to:
- Help the Cubmaster as needed. Be ready to fill in for the Cubmaster, if necessary.
The Pack Committee Chair's responsibilities are to:
- Maintain a close relationship with the chartered organization representative, keeping this key person informed of the needs of the pack that must be brought to the attention of the organization or the district.
- Report to the chartered organization to cultivate harmonious relations.
- Confer with the Cubmaster on policy matters relating to Cub Scouting and the chartered organization.
- Supervise pack committee operation by
- Calling and presiding at pack leaders' meetings.
- Assigning duties to committee members.
- Planning for pack charter review, roundup, and reregistration.
- Approving bills before payment by the pack treasurer.
- Conduct the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.
- Ask the committee to assist with recommendations for Cubmaster, assistant Cubmasters, Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, and Webelos den leaders, as needed.
- Recognize the need for more dens, and see that new dens are formed as needed.
- Work with the chartered organization representative to provide adequate and safe facilities for pack meetings.
- Cooperate with the Cubmaster on council-approved money-earning projects so the pack can earn money for materials and equipment.
- Manage finances through adequate financial records.
- Maintain adequate pack records and take care of pack property.
- If the Cubmaster is unable to serve, assume active direction of the pack until a successor is recruited and registered.
The Treasurer's responsibilities are to:
- Help the pack committee and Cubmaster establish a sound financial program for the pack with a pack budget plan.
- Open or maintain a bank account in the pack's name and arrange for all transactions to be signed by any two of the Cubmaster, pack committee chair, secretary, or treasurer.
- Approve all budget expenditures. Check all disbursements against budget allowances, and pay bills by check. The pack committee chair should approve bills before payment.
- Collect dues from den leaders at the pack leaders' meeting, preferably in sealed den dues envelopes. Open envelopes in the presence of den leaders. Give receipts for these funds, and deposit the money in the bank account.
- Keep up-to-date financial records. Enter all income and expenditures under the proper budget item in the finance section of the Pack Record Book. Credit each Cub Scout with payment of dues. From time to time, compare the records with those of the den leaders to make sure they agree. Give leadership in developing a coordinated record-keeping system in the pack.
- Periodically report on the pack's financial condition at the monthly pack leaders' meeting. Make regular monthly reports to the pack committee at the pack leaders' meeting, and report to the chartered organization as often as desirable on the financial condition of the pack.
- Provide petty cash needed by leaders. Keep a record of expenditures.
The responsibilities of the Advancement chair are to:
- Have a working knowledge of the Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, and Webelos Scout advancement plans.
- Collect den advancement reports from den leaders for use when ordering badges and insignia from the local council service center.
- Maintain advancement records in ScoutBook program.
- Provide Cubmaster with advancement report and awards for distribution at pack meetings.
This coordinator is responsible for the major fundraising effort of the Pack. Duties are to:
- Attend kickoff meeting in August/September
- Distribute sales materials to Scouts, explain rules, etc.
- Schedule Show and Sells with local merchants and schedule Scouts and parents to work
- Acquire prizes and incentives
- Collect orders from scouts and turn in orders to District Office by due date specified in
- Pickup popcorn and distribute to scouts
- Collect money from scouts and turn in to Pack treasurer
- Get check from Pack Treasurer and turn in to District Office by due date
- Award Prizes at Pack meeting
Outdoor Activities Coordinator
The responsibilites of the Outdoor Activities Coordinator are to:
- Help the Cubmaster plan and arrange for outdoor activities.
- Locate new picnic, camping, and hiking areas.
- Plan outings to help pack and dens qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award.
- Help inform parents and guardians about opportunities for family camping. Ensure that at least one adult has completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) before any pack campout.
- Help promote day camp and resident camp opportunities.
- Be aware of BSA health and safety requirements and see that they are implemented.
- Know and carry out BSA outdoor program policy related to Cub Scouting. Review all activities to ensure that unit leaders comply with BSA policies in the Guide to Safe Scouting.
The responsibilites of the Recruitment Coordinator are to:
- Assist the Cubmaster and other leaders with recruitment efforts to bring new Cub Scouts into the Pack.
- Assist the other Pack 508 leaders with planning and coordinating recruitment events and materials to ensure the families interested in learning about Cub Scouts have access to information and a person to speak with at a local level about our Pack 508 Cub Scout.
- Speak with Scouting parents about getting involved in Pack leadership positions and build adult participation in Pack activities with their Cub Scouts.
Pinewood Derby Coordinator
This coordinator is responsible for a major event for the Pack in January. Duties are to:
- Purchase Pinewood Derby kits from Scout Shop or BSA catalog
- Purchase award plaques & medals
- Set date for race & reserve meeting room
- Distribute kits and rules to Scouts
- Acquire donated prizes & decorations
- Set up & test the track and timing system
- Host a pre-race event where cars are registered and pass tech inspections
- Run the race
- Take down track & decorations
Religious Emblems Coordinator
The responsibilities of the Religious Emblems Coordinator are to:
- Acquaint all youth with the religious emblems programs and the emblems available from their faith group.
- Provide Scout families with an orientation to the religious emblems program and encourage their involvement.
- Urge all youth in the unit to earn the religious emblem(s) of their faith.
- Promote religious emblems usage like BSA promotes other youth advancement.
The Webmaster responsibilities are to:
- Maintain and update the Pack 508 website.
- Maintain private Facebook group.