Pack Job Descriptions

 

Leadership Positions

  • Cubmaster
    • http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts/Leaders/About/ThePack/cmast.aspx
    • The Cubmaster is responsible for:
      • Complete Cubmaster Fast Start training and leader position-specific training. Attend monthly roundtables.
      • Plan and help carry out the Cub Scout program in the pack according to the policies of the BSA. This includes leading the monthly pack meeting, with the help of other leaders.
      • With the pack committee, develop and execute a year-round recruitment plan for recruiting boys into Cub Scouting.
      • Know about and use the appropriate and available literature, including the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide, the Webelos Leader Guide, and this resource.
      • See that the pack program, leaders, and Cub Scouts positively reflect the interests and objectives of the chartered organization and the BSA.
      • Work with the pack committee on program ideas, selecting and recruiting adult leaders, and establishing a budget plan.
      • Guide and support den leaders. See that they receive the required training for their positions.
      • Help organize and encourage graduation into a Boy Scout troop by establishing and maintaining good relationships with Boy Scout troops.
      • Maintain good relationships with parents and guardians. Seek their support and include them in activities.
      • See that Cub Scouts receive a quality, year-round program filled with fun and activities that qualify the dens and pack for the National Summertime Pack Award.
      • See that the responsibilities specified for the assistant Cubmaster are carried out.
      • Help the pack committee chair conduct the annual pack program planning conference and the monthly pack leaders’ meetings.
      • Work as a team with the pack committee chair to cultivate, educate, and motivate all pack leaders and parents or guardians in Cub Scouting.
      • Take part in the charter review meeting and annual charter presentation ceremony.
      • Request den chiefs for all Cub Scout dens and, after selection, see that they are trained. Recognize the den chiefs at pack meetings.
      • Conduct impressive advancement, recognition, and graduation ceremonies. For Webelos ceremonies, involve Scoutmasters and other Boy Scout leaders.
      • Meet with the unit commissioner, Webelos den leader, and Scoutmaster to establish plans for the Webelos Scouts’ transition to Boy Scouting.
      • Encourage high advancement standards from all Cub Scouts.
      • Help bring families together at joint activities for Webelos dens (or packs) and Boy Scout troops.
      • Support the policies of the BSA
  • Cubmaster Assistant
    • http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts/Leaders/About/ThePack/acmas.aspx
    • The Pack Assistant Cubmaster is responsible for:
      • Help the Cubmaster as needed. Be ready to fill in for the Cubmaster, if necessary.
      • Complete Cubmaster Fast Start training and position-specific Basic Leader Training. Attend monthly roundtables.
      • Participate in pack meetings.
      • Supervise den chiefs and see that they are trained.
      • Conduct the monthly den chief planning meeting for all den leaders, assistant den leaders, and den chiefs to plan and coordinate weekly den meetings and pack meeting participation.
      • Work with neighborhood troops that supply den chiefs and into which Webelos Scouts may graduate.
      • Along with the pack committee, develop and promote an ongoing plan for recruiting new boys.
      • Along with the Cubmaster and pack committee, assist with pack reregistration.
      • Help with pack activities, such as dinners, derbies, bike safety workshops, and service projects.
      • Along with the pack committee, coordinate outings to see that the pack and dens qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award.
      • Participate in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders’ meetings.
      • Support the policies of the BSA
  • Den Leaders

Committee Positions


Event Leaders 

In general, the event leaders will be called upon to coordinate the event they have signed up for, including recruitment of additional people for their team, communication with committee chair for inclusion into pack show agenda and newsletter, and coordinating attendance and work shifts of scouts & parents as needed.  After the event, the leader should update pack documentation and either send in a report via email or in person to the following committee meeting.  Please see the event pages for more detail on timelines and responsibilities.

(LINK TO THE EVENT PAGES)

  • Blue and Gold
    • EFFORT: Medium
    • TIMING: around February
  • Christmas in the Park
    • EFFORT: low
    • TIMING: around Nov, though reservation is earlier
  • Creek Cleanup
    • EFFORT: low
    • TIMING: around May
  • Memorial Day Flags
    • EFFORT: Medium
    • TIMING: May/June
  • Veteran’s Day Parade
    • EFFORT: Medium
    • TIMING: November
  • Fall Family Camp - Reservation, Master Chef, Food Transportation, Hike/Craft, Sport/Game, Campfire, Cleanup Coordinator
    • EFFORT: High
    • TIMING: September/Oct, but planning typically starts months in advance and reservations need to be made early
  • Spring Family Camp - Reservation, Master Chef, Food Transportation, Hike/Craft, Sport/Game, Campfire, Cleanup Coordinator
    • EFFORT: High
    • TIMING: March/April, but planning typically starts months in advance and reservations need to be made early
  • Pinewood Derby - Location, Car Distribution, Awards, Audio/Visual, District Rep, Driver’s Licenses, Registration, Track, Workshop
    • EFFORT: High
    • TIMING: January, but planning typically starts months in advance and reservations need to be made early
  • Popcorn Kernels 
    • EFFORT: High
    • TIMING: August through January, with Sept/Oct/Nov the most intense
  • Potato Booth - Booth, Food, Workers 
    • EFFORT: High
    • TIMING: September, but planning typically starts months in advance and reservations need to be made early
  • Scout-o-Rama 
    • EFFORT: Medium
    • TIMING: May, but reservations need to be made in advance
  • Scouting for Food
    • EFFORT: Low
    • TIMING: October/November
  • Cub Camp Promoter
    • EFFORT: Low
    • TIMING: February/March

Pack Operations

  • Artists/Flyers
    • EFFORT: low
    • TIMING: couple times a year
    • REPONSIBILITIES:
      • Create flyers advertising pack events, especially summer and winter flyers
  • Cake Raffle
    • EFFORT: low
    • TIMING: every pack show
    • REPONSIBILITIES:
      • keep track of the raffle tickets
      • advertise the cake raffle at each pack show
      • sell raffle tickets
      • count money collected and turn over to the treasurer each pack show
      • maintain order at the dessert table
  • Chaplain
    • EFFORT: low
    • TIMING: family camps, blue & gold
    • REPONSIBILITIES:
      • coordinate the sunday worship service at Fall and Spring Family Camp (15-30 min)
      • coordinate people to say grace before meals, especially at the Blue & Gold Banquet and Family Camp 
  • Leader Training
    • EFFORT: Low
    • TIMING: throughout the scouting year
    • RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • ensure all the leaders are trained as per their position requirements
      • encourage leaders to go to BSA training events, such as roundtable, position training, University of Scouting & Woodbadge
  • Friends of Scouting
    • EFFORT: Low
    • TIMING: around Blue & Gold in Feb
    • RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • coordinate with Friends of Scouting representative to come to our Blue & Gold banquet 
      • ensure there is a response from each family for the Friends of Scouting card (people don't have to donate, but we need a response - either yes or no)
  • Pack t-shirts
    • EFFORT: Medium
    • TIMING: throughout the year, but mainly around May/June in prep for the new scouting year
    • RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • design pack t-shirt in April and get design approved by April committee meeting
      • order t-shirts from Class B based on the pack signups 
      • ensure all pack members have their t-shirt after they pay their dues & track distribution (around June/July/August/September)
      • keep possession of rest of t-shirts
      • ensure new pack members get t-shirt after they join
  • Pack Vest
    • EFFORT: Low
    • TIMING: throughout the year
    • RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • maintain the pack scout vest - ensure that new patches are added
      • launder the vest if needed
      • be responsible for storage of vest and bring to appropriate events, such as new member night or on request 
  • Photographer/Shutterfly
    • EFFORT: Low
    • TIMING: throughout the year
    • RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Roundtable Coordinator
    • EFFORT: Low
    • TIMING: throughout the year
    • RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • encourage leaders and parents to go to District Roundtable meeting once a month, especially WeST (Webeleos to Scout Transition fair) in Nov for the Webelos
      • keep abreast of interesting topics from Roundtable
  • School Rep
    • EFFORT: Low
    • TIMING: throughout the year, as needed for special events
    • RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • maintaining good relations with the school we meet at (Washington Open)
      • coordinate schedule with the school for special events (new member night, outside meetings to ensure we can use stage area, committee meetings, classrooms)
      • coordinate service project for the school
  • STEM 
    • EFFORT: Medium
    • TIMING: throughout the year
    • RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • coordinate the STEM Nova requirements for the Pack
      • serve as STEM counselor as requested by den leaders and/or parents
      • perhaps coordinate pack-wide or den-wide activities/learning 
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