How Can You Help?
The most important help that you, as a parent, can give your boy is to work with him on his Cub Scouting activities. His handbook is full of age-appropriate activities that you will enjoy doing together at home. When he completes an activity or project, it is your responsibility to sign his book to verify that he has done his best. And then it is all-important for you to attend the monthly pack meeting with him, so that you can celebrate his achievement. Your role as a parent is the secret to a successful Cub Scouting program!
The den and the pack also rely on parent participation to run a successful program. Cub Scouting operates through volunteer leadership. Consider volunteering as a member of the pack leadership team. Volunteer leaders are an example of Scouting’s principle of service to others. By volunteering in Scouting, you are also giving your son the gift of your time. What could be more valuable? You will have an opportunity to be a positive influence in the lives of him and his friends. Here are some of the ways you could volunteer:
Leads the den at weekly den and monthly pack meetings. Attends the monthly pack team meeting.
Currently Andy Mylin. Cubmaster helps plan and carry out the pack program with the help of the pack committee. Emcees the monthly pack meeting and attends the pack team meeting.
The Pack Team
Pack Team Members (positions listed below) perform administrative functions of the pack. The team meets monthly.
- Committee Chairman. Presides at all pack team meetings. Helps recruit adult leaders and attends the monthly pack meeting and pack team meeting.
- Registrar. Attends registration pool party and collect registration forms, assemble the list of returning and new cubs in the fall, coordinate with committee to get necessary signatures, and submit to the council in the beginning of December. Identify to committee all adults that need training. Attends the monthly pack meeting and pack team meeting.
Approximate Time Commitment: a few hours a month during August through December, and very little time throughout the remainder of the year.
- Secretary/ Treasurer. Keeps all records for the pack, including pack bank account, financial records, etc. Attends the monthly pack meeting and pack team meeting.
- Advancement Chairman. Maintains advancement records for the pack. Orders and obtains all badges and insignia. Attends the monthly pack meeting and pack team meeting.
- Membership Chairman. Manages the transition of new Scouts into the pack and coordinates orientation for new Scouting families. Responsible for the marketing and recruiting initiatives of the pack, as well as the growth and retention of the unit.
- Pinewood Derby Coordinator. Help set up the pinewood derby – coordinate volunteers for the day’s event and for Café 82. Confirm that trophies/medals are ordered.
Approximate Time Commitment: a few hours in December, and a couple days in January.
- Scouting For Food Coordinator. Helps with coordinating bag delivery, bag pickup, and sorting of goods in coordination with Troop 31. We cover College Heights and Overlook Heights neighborhoods.
Approximate Time Commitment: few hours in late October, early November.
- Service Project Coordinator. Coordinate service projects for the pack, whether at Shavers Creek, Centre Wildlife, Radio Park, etc.
- Local Troop Coordinator. Coordinate with local troops for combined events, be the point of contact and keep in touch. It is best to have a Webelos 2 family member.
- Camping Coordinator. Coordinate the sign up lists for Cuborees, Webelos camp and Day camp. Make sure everyone has the necessary medical forms completed for these events.
Approximate Time Commitment: few hours per event, usually in late October and Early May.