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Pack Leaders



Cubmaster

The cubmaster need not be an expert in all Cub Scouting activities but should be a leader who is able to deal with adults as well as boys. He or she should be able to delegate responsibilities; set a good example by behavior, attitude and uniform; and believe in the values and principles of the Cub Scout program.

The Cubmaster has the responsibility to :

Work directly with the den leader coach, the Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders, den chiefs, chairman, and members of the pack committee to make sure 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 ways.
  • Coordinate the total Cub Scout program in the pack.

Everything the Cubmaster does is aimed at helping the individual boy. Securing strong leaders, planning the den and pack activities, advising other leaders and parents - these are all ways in which the Cubmaster affects the kind of Cub Scouting each boy in the pack is offered. Although this job is an executive position, the Cubmaster has direct influence on the lives of individual boys by keeping in mind that boys can be made better through Cub Scouting.

Committee Chairman

The committee chairman must be at least 21 years of age and registered as an adult leader of the BSA. This person should be familiar with organization procedure, and have a deep concern for the pack's success. Should be a member of the chartered organization, respected in the community, and show willingness and ability to be the Cubmaster's chief adviser.

The Committee Chairman's job is to :

  1. Maintain a close relationship with Scouting coordinator, keeping this key person informed of the needs of the pack which must be brought to the attention of the district and council.
  2. Confer with the Cubmaster on policy matters relating to the Cub Scout program and the chartered organization.
  3. Supervise pack committee operation by -
  • Calling and presiding at monthly pack leaders' meetings.
  • Assigning duties to and training committee members
  • Planning for pack charter review, roundup, and registration.
  • Approving bill before payment by the pack treasure.
  • Conduct the annual pack program planning conference.
  1. Attend Cub Scout leader basic training, monthly roundtables, and pow wows.
  2. Work with the Scouting coordinator to provide adequate and safe facilities for pack meetings.
  3. Assume active direction of the pack, if the Cubmaster is unable to serve, until a successor is recruited and commissioned.
  4. Work closely with the unit commissioner and other pack and troop leaders in effecting a smooth transition of Webelos Scouts into the troop.

This is not a conclusive list of the Committee Chairman's job. More information can be obtained by attending Cub Scout basic training.

Organization Representative

The organization representative must be at least 21 years of age and a member of the chartered organization. He or she shall also be appointed by the chartered organization to be its official Scouting representative and registered as an adult leader of BSA.

The Scouting Coordinator has the responsibility to:

  • Help recruit right leadership for the unit.
  • Encourage unit leaders and committee members to take training.
  • Serve as liaison between the units and the organization.
  • Promote the recruiting of new members
  • See that boys graduate from unit to unit.
  • Assist with unit rechartering.
  • Encourage unit committee meetings.
  • Represent your organization on the council.

The Scouting coordinator is the direct contact between the pack and the chartered organization. This individual is also the contact with the district committee and the local council. The Scouting coordinator may become a member of the district committee and is a voting member of the council. If the chartered organization has more than one unit, the Scouting coordinator serves all.

Assistant Cubmaster

The Assistant Cubmaster must be at least 18 years of age and interested in working with the boys. He or she should be recommended by the Cubmaster, approved by the pack committee, and registered as an adult leader in the BSA. At least one assistant cubmaster should be able to fill the Cubmaster's shoes in the case of an emergency.

The Assistant Cubmasters job (as directed by the Cubmaster) is to :

  • Assist the Cubmaster as needed. Be ready to take over the leadership of the pack, if necessary.
  • Attend Cub Scout Leader Basic Training and monthly roundtables.
  • Participate in monthly pack meetings.
  • Supervise den chiefs and see that they are trained.
  • Help inform pack leaders of training opportunities and arrange for them to attend training sessions.
  • Work with the Cubmaster and pack committee on pack reregistration.
  • Assist in pack activities such as dinners, pinewood derby, bike safety, service projects, etc.
  • Promote the religious emblems programs for Cub Scouts of all faiths.

This is not a conclusive list of the Assistant Cubmaster's job. More information can be obtained by attending Cub Scout basic training.

Webelos Leader

The Webelos Den Leader must be at least 21 years of age and enjoy working with the boys. He may be the father of one of the boys in the den and is recommended by the Cubmaster and pack committee after consultation with parents of the Webelos Scouts involved and approved by the pack committee. Must be registered as an adult leader of the BSA.

The Webelos den leader has the responsibility to :

  • Give leadership to planning and carrying out a year-round program of activities for the Webelos den to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Serve as a good male role model for Webelos Scouts.
  • Attend Webelos Leader Basic Training, monthly roundtables, and pow wows.
  • Meet regularly with the Webelos den chief. Let him help plan Webelos den meetings and activities. Give him meaningful assignments.
  • Use Boys' Life, Scouting magazine and Webelos Scout Helps as resources for ideas and information.
  • Instill Scouting's spirit and moral values by personal example, ceremonies, and meaningful activities such as service projects.
  • Encourage Webelos Scouts to advance. Maintain high advancement standards. Keep accurate advancement records and see that the boys are promptly recognized for their achievement.
  • With the help of the Cubmaster, pack committee, and unit commissioner, determine one or more neighborhood Boy Scout troops into which Webelos Scouts will be graduated and establish a good working relationship with those troops.
  • Work with the Scoutmaster, troop Webelos resource person, troop junior leaders. and Webelos den chief for a smooth Webelos-to-Scout transition. Try to graduate every Webelos Scout into a troop.
  • Ask qualified persons, including adult family members, to serve as activity badge counselors.
  • Encourage fathers and other male relatives of Webelos Scouts to help plan and carry out dad and son overnight campouts and other outdoor activities. Work with troop Webelos resource person or Scoutmaster to arrange for loan of troop equipment and on joint Webelos den/troop activities.

This is not a conclusive list of the Webelos Den Leader's job. More information can be obtained by attending Cub Scout basic training.

Den Leader Coach

The Den Leader Coach must be at least 21 years of age and should be an experienced person (usually a former den leader) who is a good listener and capable of recruiting, encouraging and training Cub Scout den leaders. Preferably a member of the chartered organization and recommended by the Cubmaster and pack committee. Must be registered as an adult leader of the BSA.

The Den Leader Coach responsibilities include :

  • Help ensure stable, active, enthusiastic den leaders for all Cub Scout dens.
  • Attend Cub Scout Leader Basic Training.
  • Attend monthly roundtables, pow wows, and den leader coach seminar.
  • Help Cub Scout den leaders understand the purposes, and procedures of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Give immediate help and training to new Cub Scout den leaders. Help them plan and conduct their first several meetings.
  • Encourage Cub Scout den leaders to attend monthly roundtables, or represent them there.
  • Be thoroughly informed and up to date on the latest Cub Scout programs, literature, and material.
  • Help Cubmaster in recruiting new Cub Scout den leaders and assistant den leaders.
  • Participate in the pack's annual program planning conference and the monthly pack leaders' meeting.
  • Participate in monthly pack meetings.

Den Leader

A cub scout Den Leader must be at least 21 years of age and should be interested in and enjoy working with boys and able to work with adults. He or she may be a parent of one of the boys in the den and should be recommended by the Cubmaster and pack committee after consultation with parents of the Cub Scouts involved. Must be registered as an adult leader of the BSA.

The Cub Scout Den Leader has the responsibility to :

  • Give leadership to carrying out the pack program in the den.
  • Attend Cub Scout Leader Basic Training, monthly roundtables, and Pow Wows.
  • Lead the den in its participation at the monthly pack meetings.
  • Use Boys' Life, Scouting magazine, Cub Scout Program Helps as a source of program ideas.
  • Collect weekly den dues and turn in to the pack treasurer at monthly pack leaders meetings.
  • 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 the den and pack earn the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • Develop a good working relationship with den parents and families. Use their talents to help enrich the den program.
  • See that a leader is available for all den meetings and activities.
  • Help set a good example for the boys by behavior, attitude, and proper uniforming.

Assistant Den Leader

An Assistant Den Leader must be at least 18 years of age and be able to perform the duties assigned by the den leader. Should be able to fill in for the den leader in case of emergency. Must be registered as an adult leader of BSA.

The Assistant Den Leader has the responsibility to :

  • Assist the den leader as needed. Carry out the duties assigned by the den leader. Be ready to fill in for the den leader in case of emergency.
  • Attend Cub Scout Leader Basic Training, monthly roundtables, and Pow Wows.
  • Attend monthly pack meetings and assist as needed.
  • Help set a good example for the boys by behavior, attitude, and proper uniforming.

Committee Members

Every pack is under the supervision of a pack committee, consisting of a minimum of three adult leaders. They must be at least 21 years of age, selected by the chartered organization and registered as an adult leader of the BSA. One of these is designated as pack chairman.

Obviously, with a committee of three, members must assume responsibly for more areas of service than with a committee of seven or more, where the responsibilities can be spread around. Although packs can and do operate with a minimum of three committee members, experience proves that a larger committee generally ensures a stronger, more stable pack.

The Committee Members are responsible to :

  • Approves leaders' membership in the pack.
  • Recruit the Cubmaster and one or more assistant Cubmasters.
  • Provide adequate and safe facilities for pack meetings.
  • Coordinate the pack program with the program of the chartered organization through the Scouting coordinator.
  • Assist with pack charter renewal.
  • Supervise finances and equipment.
  • Assure Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts of a year-round quality program.
  • Attend Cub Scout Leader Basic Training. Attend monthly roundtables.
  • Conduct, with the help of the Cubmaster, periodic training for parents.
  • Cooperate with other Scouting units.

A strong pack committee will have individual members assigned to such areas as record keeping and correspondence, finance, advancement, training, public relations, membership, and re-registration. Sub committees should be assign special projects such as Blue and Gold banquet, Scout-o-Rama, popcorn, and summertime activities. The pack committee chairman decides how the responsibilities should be divided and makes assignments to committee members.

Tiger Cub Organizer

The Tiger Cub Organizer may be a member of the pack committee or one of the pack or den leaders.

The Tiger Cub Organizer is responsible to :

  • Encourage Tiger Cub families to keep in touch with one another.
  • Helps with Tiger Cub activities, when asked.
  • Invites Tiger Cub families to participate in the blue and gold banquet.
  • Reports Tiger Cub doings to the chartered organization.

Den Chiefs

Preferably a former Cub Scout, at least First Class rank. Selected by the senior patrol leader and Scoutmaster or Explorer Advisor upon request by the Cubmaster. Approved by the Cubmaster and pack committee for recommendation to the den leader. Registered as a member of a troop or post.

The Den Chief is responsible 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 uniforming.
  • Be a friend to the boys in the den.
  • Assist the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting program.
  • Know the importance of the monthly theme.
  • Meet regularly with the den leader to review den and pack meeting plans.
  • Attend annual pack program planning conference.
  • See that den activities do not include Boy Scout activities that would take away from a boy's future experience in the troop.
  • Attend a den chief training conference.
  • Encourage Cub Scouts to advance in scouting.
  • Help Cub Scouts on advancement requirements.

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