Become a Cub Scout Leader
There is no shortage of interested youth who want to join scouts. Kids love scouts. On the other hand, parents with extra time is very hard to come by. As such we always need people for both large and small roles.
Why Become a Leader
Becoming a leader is a great way to connect with your scout and to contribute to the program. The scouting program is not just for kids. You'll find that by teaching the principles of scouting to the youth, you will be learning (or remembering) it yourself.
Is it Hard
BSA provides a leader manual for each Den/Grade. In this manual you will find all the pre-written lesson plans for every "adventure". Following this will get you started on success. You can stick with the lesson plans for the entire program year, or as you get to know your scouts, you can branch off and write your own plans.
Tag teaming with the Assistent Den Leaders is also a great way to share the burden
Why do we need so many leaders
One of the reasons we need so many adults is because we follow the "two deep leadership" as defined by the BSA Youth Protection Mission Statement. In short, this means we need at all times two adult leaders for all dens at all times. While currently we have all the den leaders we need, we need a couple of assistant den leaders and backup assistant den leaders all who have taken the youth protection training.
We understand that everyone is busy and we are working hard to break up tasks in to both large and small commitments to fit everyones schedule.
How to volunteer
- Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Attend leader meetings on the Second Thursday every month
- Fill out an adult application - Adult Application
- Pay Dues - Web Store
- Take the Youth Protection training. We must train and register all adults in Scout Book even if they are not expected to have direct contact with scouts.
- Plan and Run Den meetings delegating to assistants when possible
- Attend Leader Meetings once a month
- Provided Award lists to Advancement Chair
- Award achievements to Scouts
Lion and Tiger Den Leaders
Every year we need to find a new Lion Coordinator and Tiger Den Leaders as these age groups are when many scouts join.All den leaders are asked to help manage the awards lists and to hand out awards in meetings.
- Lion Coordinator - kindergarten
- Tiger Den Leaders - First graders
- Tiger Assistent Den Leaders (two) - First graders
- Wolf Assistant Den Leaders (two) - Second graders
- Bear Assistant Den Leader (one) - Third graders
Fund Raising Committee member
- Assist Committee Chair with fund raising events
- Help with Social Media Accounts
New Member Coordinator
- Greet new members and describe key information (calendars, contact lists, ...)
- Help Setup and Assist at Back to School Nights
- Check on application progress and update scout book
- Promote recruitment and award "Recruiter" badges
Health and Safety Officer
We were calling this a health forms manager, but with all that is going on in the world we are expanding this role to include all Health and Safety issues. Role is an advisory position to help guide the Pack as we navigate our new world.
- Assist with making in-person events safe
- Collect and maintain BSA health forms
- Maintain a list of known allergies and other health concerns
- Attend events and assist with safety policies (hand washing station, ...)
Outdoor Ethics Guide
Like we do with the Nova Award, we would like someone to coordinate across the pack to help our Scouts earn the World Conservation Award.
- Promote Leave No Trace Behind at all events
- Promote green initiatives at Pack activities
- Coordinate Conservation Service Projects (primarily with Church)
- Encourage and Assist Scouts to earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award
Committee Members at Large
- Attend Leader Meetings once a month and take on projects/events from time to time
Don't see something you like, want to contribute in a different way....
Events needing a leader/Coordinator
- CPC Service Project Coordinator (November)
- Laser Tag (November)
- Holiday Party (December)
- Snow Tubing (January)
- Pinewood Durby Coordinator (~ February)
- Blue & Gold Dinner Coordinator (March)
- "We Remember Flags" Coordinator (May)