As a parent or guardian, your involvement is the secret to a successful program. The den and pack rely on parents pitching in, whether as registered leaders, serving on the pack committee, or organizing a den or pack activity. Cub Scouting operates solely on a volunteer basis, which is why parental involvement with the pack is imperative, going beyond just bringing their Scout(s) to meetings.
Volunteer leaders are an example of Scouting’s principle of service to others, and serve as role models for Scouts. What could be more rewarding than being a positive influence in the life of youth?
Ways to Serve Scouting
There’s a simple rule that follows Scouting at every level: The more you put in, the more you and the Scouts will get out of the program. With that in mind, here some of the most important ways you can help the pack go.
Pack Program Leadership
The pack program leadership are the adult leaders who deliver the high-quality program directly to the Cub Scouts. These positions include:
- Assistant Cubmaster
- Den Leaders
- Assistant Den Leaders
These roles are directly responsible for helping Cub Scouts learn, grow, and have fun. See the Pack Organization page to see more about what the pack program leaders do and how they fit in with the rest of the pack leadership.
Supporting the pack, including the Cub Scouts and pack program leadership, is the role of the pack committee. Each member has a different responsibility for working behind-the-scenes with planning, logistics, fundraising, and other needs of the pack. You can help the pack by taking on one of these pack committee roles:
- Pack Committee Chair
- Fundraising Chair
- Membership and Registration Chair
- Camping/Outings Chair
- Volunteer Coordinator
- New Member Coordinator
While these positions aren’t as flashy as pack program leaders, they are crucial to pack’s success. Think of the pack committee as your backbone. It supports the rest of the pack’s body. Without good leadership on the pack committee, the program isn’t supported and the entire pack falls apart. For more information about the roles and responsibilities of the pack committee, see the Pack Organization page.