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Pack and Den Leader Responsibilites

Cubmaster
The Cubmaster leads the pack program with the help of Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Den Chiefs, and parents.
The Cubmaster's main responsibilities are to:
  • Work directly with the pack trainer, Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders, den chiefs, and pack committee chair and members to make sure that 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 way.
  • Coordinate the total Cub Scout program in the pack.

Assistant Cubmaster
An Assistant Cubmaster's responsibilities (as designated by the Cubmaster) are to:
  • Help the Cubmaster as needed. Be ready to fill in for the Cubmaster, if necessary.


Tiger Den Leader (1 - 2 adults)

The Tiger Cub Den Leader's responsibilities are to:

  • Plan and run den meetings for scouts in 1st grade.
  • Lead the den in its participation at pack meetings.
  • Coordinate shared leadership among the Tiger Cub adult partners in the den.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the Tiger Cubs and their adult partners.
  • Encourage and support Tiger Cubs to earn advancement awards. Keep accurate advancement records and see that the boys receive recognition for their achievements.
  • Work with the adult partners to prepare boys for participation in pack meetings.
  • Take part in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.

Wolf Den Leader (1 - 2 adults)
The Wolf Den Leaders' responsibilities are to:
  • Plan and run den meetings for scouts in 2nd grade.
  • Lead the den in its participation at pack meetings.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the Wolves and their adult partners.
  • Encourage and support Wolves to earn advancement awards. Keep accurate advancement records and see that the boys receive recognition for their achievements.
  • Work with the adult partners to prepare boys for participation in pack meetings.
  • Help establish a close working relationship with the assistant den leader and den chief, functioning as a den leadership team.
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship and open communication with den families. Use their talents to help enrich the den program. 
  • Hold den adults' meetings as often as needed to get acquainted with family members and strengthen den operation.
  • See that a leader is available for all den meetings and activities. Call on the assistant den leader to fill in when necessary.
  • Take part in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.

Bear Den Leader (1 - 2 adults)
The Bear Den Leaders' responsibilities are to:
  • Plan and run den meetings for scouts in 3rd grade.
  • Lead the den in its participation at pack meetings.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the Bears and their adult partners.
  • Encourage and support Bears to earn advancement awards. Keep accurate advancement records and see that the boys receive recognition for their achievements.
  • Work with the adult partners to prepare boys for participation in pack meetings.
  • Help establish a close working relationship with the assistant den leader and den chief, functioning as a den leadership team.
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship and open communication with den families. Use their talents to help enrich the den program. 
  • Hold den adults' meetings as often as needed to get acquainted with family members and strengthen den operation.
  • See that a leader is available for all den meetings and activities. Call on the assistant den leader to fill in when necessary.
  • Take part in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.

Webelos/Arrow of Light Den Leader
The Webelos Den Leader's responsibilities are 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.
  • Lead the den in its participation at the monthly pack meetings.
  • Help establish a close working relationship with the assistant Webelos den leader and Webelos den chief, functioning with them as a den leadership team.
  • Work in harmony with other den and pack leaders.
  • Instill Scouting spirit and moral values through 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 achievements.
  • With the help of the Cubmaster, pack committee, and unit commissioner, determine one or more neighborhood Boy Scout troops into which Webelos Scouts may be graduated, and establish a good working relationship with those troops. Try to graduate every Webelos Scout into a troop.
  • Work with the Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmaster to plan and conduct meaningful joint activities.
  • Ask qualified people, including adult family members, to serve as activity badge counselors.
  • Encourage parents or guardians of Webelos Scouts to help plan and carry out overnight campouts and other outdoor activities. Work with the troop assistant Scoutmaster or Scoutmaster to arrange for the loan of troop equipment for joint Webelos den-troop activities.
  • Have a plan to ensure that a leader is available for all Webelos den meetings and activities. Call on the assistant Webelos den leader to fill in, as needed.
  • Participate in the annual pack program planning conference and the monthly pack leaders' meetings.
  • Keep the Cubmaster and pack committee informed on the status and needs of the Webelos den.
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