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Leadership Job Descriptions

Cubmaster
The Cubmaster's main responsibilities are to:
  • Work directly with the pack trainer, Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders, den chiefs, and pack committee chair and members to make sure that all dens are functioning well.
  • Plan the den and pack programs with the help of other leaders.
  • Lead the monthly pack meeting with the help of others. Involve all dens in some way.
  • Coordinate the total Cub Scout program in the pack.


Assistant Cubmaster

An Assistant Cubmaster's responsibilities (as designated by the Cubmaster) are to:
  • Help the Cubmaster as needed. Be ready to fill in for the Cubmaster, if necessary.


Pack Committee Chair

The Pack Committee Chair's responsibilities are to:
  • Maintain a close relationship with the chartered organization representative, keeping this key person informed of the needs of the pack that must be brought to the attention of the organization or the district.
  • Report to the chartered organization to cultivate harmonious relations.
  • Confer with the Cubmaster on policy matters relating to Cub Scouting and the chartered organization.
  • Supervise pack committee operation by
      • Calling and presiding at pack leaders' meetings.
      • Assigning duties to committee members.
      • Planning for pack charter review, roundup, and reregistration.
      • Approving bills before payment by the pack treasurer.
      1. Conduct the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.
      2. Ask the committee to assist with recommendations for Cubmaster, assistant Cubmasters, Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, and Webelos den leaders, as needed.
      3. Recognize the need for more dens, and see that new dens are formed as needed.
      4. Work with the chartered organization representative to provide adequate and safe facilities for pack meetings.
      5. Cooperate with the Cubmaster on council-approved money-earning projects so the pack can earn money for materials and equipment.
      6. Manage finances through adequate financial records.
      7. Maintain adequate pack records and take care of pack property.
      8. If the Cubmaster is unable to serve, assume active direction of the pack until a successor is recruited and registered.


      Treasurer
      The Treasurer's responsibilities are to:
      • Help the pack committee and Cubmaster establish a sound financial program for the pack with a pack budget plan.
      • Open or maintain a bank account in the pack's name and arrange for all transactions to be signed by any two of the Cubmaster, pack committee chair, secretary, or treasurer.
      • Approve all budget expenditures. Check all disbursements against budget allowances, and pay bills by check. The pack committee chair should approve bills before payment.
      • Collect dues from den leaders at the pack leaders' meeting, preferably in sealed den dues envelopes. Open envelopes in the presence of den leaders. Give receipts for these funds, and deposit the money in the bank account.
      • Keep up-to-date financial records. Enter all income and expenditures under the proper budget item in the finance section of the Pack Record Book. Credit each Cub Scout with payment of dues. From time to time, compare the records with those of the den leaders to make sure they agree. Give leadership in developing a coordinated record-keeping system in the pack.
      • Periodically report on the pack's financial condition at the monthly pack leaders' meeting. Make regular monthly reports to the pack committee at the pack leaders' meeting, and report to the chartered organization as often as desirable on the financial condition of the pack.
      • Provide petty cash needed by leaders. Keep a record of expenditures.


      Advancement Chair
      The responsibilities of the Advancement chair are to:
      • Have a working knowledge of the Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, and Webelos Scout advancement plans.
      • Collect den advancement reports from den leaders for use when ordering badges and insignia from the local council service center.
      • Maintain advancement records in Packmaster program.
      • Provide Cubmaster with advancement report and awards for distribution at pack meetings.


      Tiger Den Leader
      The Tiger Cub Den Leader's responsibilities are to:
      • Give leadership in carrying out the pack program in the den.
      • Lead the den in its participation at pack meetings.
      • Serve as den host or hostess for family members at the pack meetings.
      • Work in harmony with other den and pack leaders.
      • Coordinate shared leadership among the Tiger Cub adult partners in the den.
      • Ensure that each Tiger Cub and his adult partner have the opportunity to be the host team, planning and executing the den activities, rotating responsibilities monthly.
      • Make pack and den resources available to the host team, ensuring the completion of the den component of the Tiger Cub advancement requirements.
      • Use Boys' Life and Scouting magazines, Cub Scout Program Helps, the Tiger Cub Handbook, and other Cub Scouting literature as sources for program ideas.
      • Maintain a friendly relationship with the Tiger Cubs and their adult partners.
      • Encourage Tiger Cubs to earn advancement awards. Keep accurate advancement records and see that the boys receive recognition for their achievements.
      • Stimulate the Tiger Cubs' imaginations on the program theme for the month, and work with the adult partners to prepare boys for participation in pack meetings.
      • Take part in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.


      Wolf/
      Bear Den Leader
      The Wolf and Bear Den Leaders' responsibilities are to:
      • Give leadership in carrying out the pack program in the den.
      • Lead the den in its participation at pack meetings. Serve as den host or hostess for den family members at pack meetings.
      • Work in harmony with other den and pack leaders.
      • Maintain a friendly relationship with Cub Scouts; encourage them to earn advancement awards. Keep accurate advancement records and see that boys receive recognition for their achievements.
      • Stimulate the Cub Scouts' imaginations on the program theme for the month and help the den prepare its stunts and exhibits for the pack meeting.
      • Help establish a close working relationship with the assistant den leader and den chief, functioning as a den leadership team.
      • Develop and maintain a good working relationship and open communication with den families. Use their talents to help enrich the den program. Hold den adults' meetings as often as needed to get acquainted with family members and strengthen den operation.
      • See that a leader is available for all den meetings and activities. Call on the assistant den leader to fill in when necessary.
      • Take part in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.


      Webelos Den Leader
      The Webelos Den Leader's responsibilities are to:
      • Give leadership to planning and carrying out a year-round program of activities for the Webelos den to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
      • Lead the den in its participation at the monthly pack meetings.
      • Help establish a close working relationship with the assistant Webelos den leader and Webelos den chief, functioning with them as a den leadership team.
      • Work in harmony with other den and pack leaders.
      • Instill Scouting spirit and moral values through personal example, ceremonies, and meaningful activities such as service projects.
      • Encourage Webelos Scouts to advance. Maintain high advancement standards. Keep accurate advancement records and see that the boys are promptly recognized for their achievements.
      • With the help of the Cubmaster, pack committee, and unit commissioner, determine one or more neighborhood Boy Scout troops into which Webelos Scouts may be graduated, and establish a good working relationship with those troops. Try to graduate every Webelos Scout into a troop.
      • Work with the Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmaster to plan and conduct meaningful joint activities.
      • Ask qualified people, including adult family members, to serve as activity badge counselors.
      • Encourage parents or guardians of Webelos Scouts to help plan and carry out overnight campouts and other outdoor activities. Work with the troop assistant Scoutmaster or Scoutmaster to arrange for the loan of troop equipment for joint Webelos den-troop activities.
      • Have a plan to ensure that a leader is available for all Webelos den meetings and activities. Call on the assistant Webelos den leader to fill in, as needed.
      • Participate in the annual pack program planning conference and the monthly pack leaders' meetings.
      • Keep the Cubmaster and pack committee informed on the status and needs of the Webelos den.


      Pack Trainer
      The Pack Trainer is responsible for:
      • Conducting orientation of new families and pack leaders
      • Encouraging pack leaders to attend Cub Scout Leader Basic Training, which includes New Leader Essentials and Cub Scout Leader Specific Training
      • Helping with Unit Leadership Enhancements during pack leaders' meetings
      • Conducting other training as designated by the district and/or council
      • Encouraging pack leaders to attend ongoing training such as Youth Protection training, roundtable, pow wow, BALOO, Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders, and Wood Badge
      • Remaining current with training material and program updates
      • Keeping track of pack training records
      • Encouraging den chiefs to attend Den Chief Training


      Outdoor Activities Coordinator
      The responsibilites of the Outdoor Activities Coordinator are to:
      • Help the Cubmaster plan and arrange for outdoor activities.
      • Arrange for property, fire, and tour permits when required.
      • Locate new picnic, camping, and hiking areas.
      • Arrange for safe transportation when needed.
      • Plan first aid for emergencies.
      • Help Webelos den leaders plan Webelos overnight campouts. Help arrange for equipment, as needed.
      • Arrange for Safe Swim Defense implementation for all outings involving swimming.
      • Plan outings to help pack and dens qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award.
      • Help inform parents and guardians about opportunities for family camping. Ensure that at least one adult has completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) before any pack campout.
      • Help promote day camp and resident camp opportunities.
      • Be aware of BSA health and safety requirements and see that they are implemented.
      • Know and carry out BSA outdoor program policy related to Cub Scouting. Review all activities to ensure that unit leaders comply with BSA policies in the Guide to Safe Scouting.


      Recruitment Coordinator
      Under construction


      Blue and Gold Banquet Coordinator
      The Blue and Gold Banquet Coordinator is responsible for the major awards ceremony in February. Duties are to:
      • Set date for banquet; reserve hall
      • Coordinate with Cubmaster who will handle the activity programs
      • Coordinate with Pack Committee on budget and awards to be presented
      • Plan menu and arrange for catering company
      • Purchase other food items (cake, beverages, condiments, etc.)
      • Purchase decorations, plates, plasticware, etc.
      • Set up; decorate the hall on Sunday morning
      • Set up & help serve food at the event
      • Collect meal fees from those attending
      • Clean up

      Pinewood Derby Coordinator
      This coordinator is responsible for a major event for the Pack in March
      . Duties are to:
      • Purchase Pinewood Derby kits from District Scout Shop or BSA catalog
      • Purchase award plaques & medals
      • Set date for race & reserve meeting room at SPC/District
      • Distribute kits and rules to Scouts
      • Acquire donated prizes & decorations
      • Set up & test the track and timing system
      • Host a pre-race event where cars are registered and pass tech inspections
      • Run the race
      • Take down track & decorations
      • Collect cars and transport them to/from the District Pinewood Derby Championships at the District Scout Show in April


      Chartered Organization Representative
      The Chartered Organization Representative's responsibilities are to:
      • Help select the right leadership for the unit.
      • Serve as a liaison between the units and the organization.
      • Help with the charter renewal.
      • Cultivate organization leaders.
      • Represent the organization at the council level.