All Leaders are Volunteers
Cub Scouting relies on volunteers to be pack leaders. Pack 3877 is no different - all our leaders are volunteers. Most but not all have children in the pack. Volunteers come from all backgrounds and experiences. Plumbers, lawyers, homemakers, teachers, doctors, janitors, and scientists—people from just about every occupation imaginable—are involved in leading youth to become responsible, caring, and competent citizens. They also quickly discover that Scout volunteering lets them learn new skills and build lifelong friendships while having fun.
To have a successful Cub Scout program, we encourage our parents to volunteer for one of the following positions. Some of the positions require only a few hours a season while others require more than that each month. If you are interested in any of these open positions, please contact the Committee Chair or the Cubmaster. Please keep in mind without the time put in by these positions, we cannot have a quality program for our scouts. The measure of our pack's success is the level of participation and the involvement of our parents. Volunteers are the people who make the pack GO! Thanks for all your help now and in the future.Important! - Please see below for those positions that are OPEN. However, there are often many areas (big and small) parents can help in a Pack beyond those listed below.
Committee Members (Open Position)
Function Committee Members (Open Position)
Parent Helpers (Open Position)
Pack Secretary (Open Position) - Takes notes at monthly Pack Leader's meeting. Keeps inventory of pack property.
Hospitality Chair (Open Position) - Coordinates refreshments and decorations for monthly pack meetings.
Pack PR Chair (Open Position)- Takes notes at monthly Pack Leader's meeting. Keeps inventory of pack property.
Webelos Activity Badge Counselor (Open Position) - Temporary position providing activity badge instruction at Webelos Den meetings. Time committment is approx. one month. Please see Mr. Sanders for more information.
The Benefits of Leadership
Volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America is a way for adults to work with youth to build a better future for everyone. Besides giving valuable service to youth in their communities, volunteers find that they reap many personal benefits from being a leader in Cub Scouting.
Parenting Skills. Scout volunteering helps adults develop closer connections with children. Volunteers agree that their experience in leading youth has helped them learn to relate to young people and inspire them. Almost nine of 10 volunteers say Scout volunteering has helped them become better parents.
Ethical and Moral Character Development. Scouting promotes ethical and moral character development in youth. Volunteers become role models for these traits as they lead and participate in activities with youth and other adults. Through their leadership, volunteers enhance their own ethical and moral decision making. They feel the experience makes them more honest and trustworthy.
Management and Leadership Skills. In member recruitment, fund-raising, leader recruitment, and program planning, volunteers get opportunities to set and achieve goals. Volunteers say these experiences carry over into their work life, making them better managers and employees.
Scouting teaches young people and adults to live by the Outdoor Code:
Be clean in one's outdoor manners, be careful with fire, be considerate
in the outdoors, and be conservation-minded. Many volunteers come to
Scouting with a strong commitment to the environment, and most indicate
that through volunteering they have heightened their environmental
awareness and developed or improved their conservation skills.
Citizenship. Volunteering leads to greater participation in community service activities that range from collecting food and clothing for local shelters, to planting trees, to picking up trash in local parks. Scout volunteering also builds leaders' pride in their communities and in being Americans. An overwhelming majority (90 percent) feel that volunteering for Scouts has helped them become a better citizen.
Communication Skills. In their many roles, volunteers are called upon to communicate with Scouts, other volunteers, community leaders, and parents. Not surprisingly, many volunteers say this experience has helped them become better listeners and communicators.
Physical Fitness. Scout volunteers believe the activities they do in Scouting help their overall physical health. Volunteers report that they have developed or improved their camping, hiking, and swimming skills because of Scout volunteering.
Enjoyment. Scout volunteering is just plain fun: "you get to be a kid again in a way," said one volunteer. More than a fourth of the volunteers agree that their Scouting activities help them reduce the stress and anxiety in their lives.
More than 1.2 million adult volunteers give their time and skills to the development of youth through the Boy Scouts of America. An overwhelming majority (96 percent) of these volunteers say their experience has been so positive that they would recommend volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America to others.
Any parent or chartered organization member is usually welcome to pitch in and help with the pack, and there are no formal requirements for periodic or temporary assignments. But to serve in an ongoing role, you must register as an adult volunteer through the Pack with the Boy Scouts of America by submitting an adult leader application.
This application must be approved by the pack, the local council, and the national office. The requirements are fairly straightforward:
You must be 21 years of age or older. (For some positions, such as assistant Cubmaster or assistant den leader, the minimum age is 18.)
You must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
You must agree to abide by the Scout Oath and Law and subscribe to the Declaration of Religious Principle.
You must be a person of good moral character and satisfactorily pass a criminal background check.
How to Volunteer
Contact the Cubmaster, Committee Chair or Chartering Organization Representative if you would like to be a Cub Scout Leader in some role. Your son's den leader can identify these people for you.