When people think about who runs a Cub Scout Pack, they usually think of the Cubmaster. But in a healthy Pack, there should be a whole group of people working for the good of the youth. These people make up the Pack Committee.
Responsibilities of the Cub Scout Pack Committee
There must be a minimum of three adults on the committee. They must agree to the principles of the Boy Scouts of America. Members are selected by the chartered organization. The committee is responsible for a variety of tasks:
Regardless of the size of the pack committee, these responsibilities must be performed:
- Recruit new adult leaders, including the Cubmaster and one or more assistant Cubmasters. These leaders must be approved by the chartered organization.
- Provide a place for the Pack to meet.
- Serve as a link between the Pack and the chartered organization, making sure the Pack functions within the mission of the Boy Scouts of America and within the mission of the chartered organization.
- Make sure the Pack charter is renewed on time annually.
- Work with the Cubmaster to deliver a quality, year-round program to the youth and their families.
- Maintain a Pack treasury.
- Purchase equipment as necessary and maintain it.
- Encourage all adults in the Pack to obtain the appropriate training for their positions.
- Work with local Boy Scout troops, especially any troop under the same chartered organization, to provide a smooth transition for youth crossing from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.
The most efficient way for the committee to run is to assign specific tasks to specific members. A well organized committee makes the Cubmaster’s job much easier and ensures that a quality program is delivered to the youth.