Strong families of all configurations build strong scouts.
Here are some of the ways our pack might ask you to volunteer to support your scout.
Den Leaders and Co-Leaders: Dens are the age-level groups where scouts work on advancement, projects and more. Each Den has an adult leader and co-leader. Adult leaders use the BSA scout leader guides to work on advancement with their scouts. Dens meet 1-2x a month. Leaders and co-leaders can work out taking turns leading, leading and supporting or whatever works for their relationship.
Lion and Tiger Dens require parent participation in each event. The den leaders for these ages are more of coordinators in helping all parents share the duties and organizing parent/child activities as spelled out in their leader guide.
Cubmaster: He or she is a recruiter, supervisor, director, planner, and motivator of other leaders. The Cubmaster's main responsibilities include working directly with the pack trainer, den leaders, den chiefs, pack committee chair, and committee members to make sure that all dens are functioning well.
Assistant Cubmaster: The Assistant Cubmaster should be able to replace the Cubmaster's position in case of an emergency, help plan and coordinate promotion of regular den meetings and pack meeting participation and help with pack activities, such as dinners, derbies, bike safety workshops, service projects, etc.
Committee Chair: The Committee chair workswith the Cubmaster on policy matters relating to Cub Scouting and the chartered organization and supervises the pack committee operation by calling and presiding at pack leaders' meetings, assigning duties to committee members and planning for pack charter review, roundup, and reregistration.
Advancement Chair: The advancement chair helps scouts move through the ranks of Cub Scouting and transition into a Scout BSA troop. The advancement chair will have a working knowledge of the Cub Scout advancement plan and use of scoutbook for tracking, ordering and approving advancements and then ordering from the scout store. The advancement chair should also help plan and conduct induction and advancement recognition ceremonies and promote the wearing and proper use of uniform and insignia.
Popcorn Kernel: The Popcorn Kernel is responsible for organizing the Pack’s popcorn sales. They must attend Popcorn Sales meetings to learn about sale and incentives and communicate those processes and prizes to the scouts. They should also organize pickup and delivery of popcorn to the Scouts and organize pickup and delivery of all prizes to Scouts.
Marketing and New Member Coordinator: This volunteer helps organize our annual Fall kick-off recruitment event and communicating with new members about joining the troop. They are also responsible for marketing our troop via other channels (social media, flyers etc.) around the community.
Outing Coordinators: The pack regularly has outings for all dens organized by parents. We ask our outing coordinators to make contact with local organizations, communicate dates and details with the cubmaster and committee and help ensure the event goes smoothly. Some events we have done in the past are as follows and new ideas and connections are always welcome!
Butte Bike Trip
Popcorn celebration at JumpTime
Fire Station, Police Station visits
Robotics at MSU
Community service at Hyalite, Food Bank and more.
Pinewood Derby Chair: The Pinewood Derby Chair promotes the Pinewood Derby race to the Pack, orders and distributes district rules and pinewood derby kits in December, organizes food for the race, sets up the track, organizes volunteers and ensures the race is run in a fun and fair way that celebrates the scouts hard work.