Scout Pack is run by volunteers. We are going to need to fill quite a
few of these positions by next fall since the current volunteers will be
retiring and leaving the pack in February. It is always easier to come
up to speed when the current person is around to help! So volunteer
a list of volunteer positions:
Pack 859 is led by the Pack
Leaders and the Pack Committee. The Cubmaster and Den Leaders are
trained and registered adults who work directly with the boys to have
fun while safely completing their Scout Program. The pack committee
makes plans for pack meetings and activities and takes care of the
"business" items associated with running the pack program.
In general, the Cubmaster (sometimes
referred to as the unit leader) is the guiding hand behind the work of
other pack leaders and serves as program adviser to the pack committee.
He or she is a recruiter, supervisor, director, planner, and motivator
of other leaders. The Cubmaster's main responsibilities are to:
- Demonstrate Pack
- Coordinate the
total Cub Scout program in the pack
- Work directly
with the Den Leaders and Pack Committee to make sure that all dens
are functioning well
- Attending monthly
committee meetings to help plan pack meetings and related activities
- Plan the pack
programs with the other leaders
- Leads pack
- Opening and
closing of meeting
monthly pack activity
control and order
other volunteering and scout activities
The Assistant Cubmaster
helps the Cubmaster perform the above tasks and serves as a backup in
the event the Cubmaster is unavailable.
Den Leader is a registered volunteer BSA position. Every Cub Scout Den
is required to have a registered den leader. The main responsibilities
of the Cub Scout den leader can be summarized as follows:
directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that their den is
an active and successful part of the pack.
(Tiger Cubs) Coordinate shared leadership among the Tiger Cub adult
partners, ensuring that den meetings and outings are planned,
prepared for, and conducted by all adult partners on a rotating
basis, and that the den activities provide advancement opportunities
for the boys in the den.
prepare for, and conduct den meetings with the assistant den leader
and den chief.
Attend the pack leaders' meetings.
the den at the monthly pack activity.
Ensure the transition of boys in the Tiger Cub den into a Wolf den
at the end of the year.
The Committee Chairperson
is the primary administrative position for the Pack. Specific duties
- Develop an agenda
and chair monthly committee meeting to plan and coordinate Pack
- Coordination of
- Conduct planning
meeting to develop a school year calendar of the Pack's events
- Work with the
committee to insure a full slate of den leaders and committee
- Work with the
membership Chair to complete a Pack Roster
- Complete the
annual Pack Charter in compliance with District guidelines
- Serve as primary
contact with St. Brendan Church and School regarding Pack needs
- Take care of the
annual charter renewal
- Coordinate fall
membership drive (September through early October)
- Publicize Cub
Scouting and Pack 859 to 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade boys
sign-up at St. Brendan Ice Cream Social and volunteer sign-up night
- Gather in
revenues and pay bills (usually reimbursements for expenses)
- Maintain and
produce statements of revenues and expenses
- Attend monthly
committee meetings to advise committee on financial status and
- Balance checkbook
- Obtain den
- Fill out
advancement forms for Simon Kenton Council.
- Check off
shopping list for Scout Shop. All badges, segments, sport pins are
listed on a form already.
- Coordinate the
purchase of awards at the Scout Shop before the Pack Meeting.
- Get reimbursement
from Treasurer for what is spent.
- Organize badges
and label them for distribution.
- Divide segments
into bags for each den.
- Get all these
advancements to the Pack Meeting and give to the Cubmaster.
- Assist Committee
Chairperson completing pack roster
There are also volunteers
to coordinate the various events and pack outings. Most notably:
- Popcorn Kernel
- Blue & Gold
- Pinewood Derby
Educates boys and parents about
available religious emblem programs for each boy and tracks
individual participation in these programs.
Encourages all members of the Pack or
Troop to grow stronger in their faith. This is accomplished by
fostering an atmosphere of reverence for God and by helping the
members find ways to express their faith.
Develops ideas for community service
to help the members put into practice the basic values and truths
they have learned from their parents and religious leaders.
Creates fellowship and worship
opportunities within the Pack, Troop and larger community of faith.
Build an organization to enroll
family members and Cub Scout leaders in FOS.
Enroll as a Friend of Scouting.
For every five families in the pack,
recruit one person as an enroller.
Attend an FOS kickoff meeting.
Enroll each enroller as a Friend of
Conduct report meetings.
Follow up until all FOS cards have
been accounted for.
Give recognition to contributors and
Work closely with the pack committee
on public relations for FOS.
This involves maintaining
the pack website. Specific duties have been:
- Posting the pack
newsletter on the website.
pictures of pack events to make into picture galleries for the
- Updating the
general pack information as needed (typically in Sep/Oct when dens
This involves roughly 1-2
hours per month.
This person attends pack
events to take great photos to use on the website. You must have a
Specific duties involve:
photographs with a digital camera
- Organizing and
sending photos to webmaster
- Press releases
information on pack events that might be newsworthy to the
- Prepare this
information into a release for Church, School, Pack or Local
Newsletters and/or Websites
involves roughly 1 hour per Pack Event.