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 Cub Scout Pack Committee.
The Pack Committee is led by the Pack Committee Chair.
Responsibilities of the Cub Scout Pack Committee
There must be a minimum of three adults on the Cub Scout Pack 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 Scouts BSA Troops, especially any troop under the same chartered organization, to provide a smooth transition for youth crossing from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA.
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.
A strong, involved Cub Scout Pack Committee Chair really makes a difference to the Pack leaders and to the Pack program.
In Cub Scouting, adults work together to deliver program to the youth members. One of the adult positions is the Cubmaster. The Cub Scout Pack Committee supports the Cubmaster.
This is one of those roles which can be filled by a parent who wants to help out, but is not sure how.
The main responsibility of the Pack Trainer is to ensure that the adults involved in the Pack are trained for their positions and are aware of supplemental training opportunities.
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