The Charter Organization
Posted On: 2009-01-02

The Charter Organization Representative, as liaison between the pack and chartered organization, helps to bring the two groups together and establish and maintain a good relationship. Maintaining the relationship is the responsibility of members of the organization as well as all pack leaders.

The chartered organization helps the pack by :

  • Providing the Scouting program as an integral part of its program for youth and families.
  • Seeing that the Scouting program is conducted according to the policies and regulations of the organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Selecting a Scouting coordinator to serve as liaison.
  • Providing adequate and safe facilities for the monthly pack meeting.
  • Providing opportunities for boys to recognize responsibility to God, to country, to fellowman, and to self.
  • Cooperating with the council in fundraising through the United Way and Friends Of Scouting (FOS), so the Scouting program can operate.

The pack helps the chartered organization by :

  • Being responsible to the chartered organization for the sound operation of the pack.
  • Showing interest in the chartered organization and rendering service to it.
  • Keeping the chartered organization informed of the accomplishments of the pack by an annual report from the pack committee and regular reports on pack activities by the Scouting coordinator.
  • Inviting members of the chartered organization to participate in pack activities.
  • Keeping the Scouting coordinator informed of needs of the pack which should be brought to the attention of the district or council.
  • Seeing that the chartered organization receives recognition for operation the pack.
  • If these things are not happening between your chartered organization and pack, then a closer relationship needs to be developed. Ask for help from the Unit Commissioner and Scouting coordinator.


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