Pack Committee Chairperson

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Every Cub Scout pack is under the supervision of a Pack Committee. This committee consists of a minimum of three registered adult members, one of whom will be the Pack Committee Chairperson.


Pack Committee Chairperson
Purview:Pack Committee and Pack Leadership
Reports to:Chartered Organization Representative

Responsibilities

The pack committee chair's job is 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
  1. Calling and presiding at pack leaders' meetings.
  2. Assigning duties to committee members.
  3. Planning for pack charter review, roundup, and reregistration.
  4. Approving bills before payment by the pack treasurer.
  • Conduct the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.
  • Complete pack committee Fast Start Training and Basic Leader Training for the position.
  • 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.
  • Recognize the need for more dens, and see that new dens are formed as needed.
  • Work with the chartered organization representative to provide adequate and safe facilities for pack meetings.
  • Cooperate with the Cubmaster on council-approved money-earning projects so the pack can earn money for materials and equipment.
  • Manage finances through adequate financial records.
  • Maintain adequate pack records and take care of pack property.
  • If the Cubmaster is unable to serve, assume active direction of the pack until a successor is recruited and registered.
  • Appoint a committee member or other registered adult to be responsible for Youth Protection training.
  • Provide a training program for adult family members.
  • Develop and maintain strong pack-troop relationships, sharing with the troop committee the need for graduations into the troop.
  • Work closely with the unit commissioner and other pack and troop leaders in bringing about a smooth transition of Webelos Scouts into the troop.
  • Help bring families together at joint activities for Webelos dens (or packs) and Boy Scout troops.
  • Support the policies of the BSA.

Qualifications

Qualification. Adults citizens, or adult non-citizens who reside within the country, may register with the Boy Scouts of America in any capacity if they agree to abide by the Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law, to respect and obey the laws of the United States of America, and to subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle. All leaders must be 21 years of age or older, except assistant Scoutmasters, assistant den leaders, assistant Cubmasters, assistant Webelos den leaders, and assistant Varsity Scout coaches, who must be 18 or older.
Adult Application, No. 524-501A Portable Document Format PDF (420 KB) (Previous editions obsolete.)

Additionally,

Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position. New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before they submit an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
BSA Youth Protection training policy

The Pack Committee Chairperson is appointed by the chartered organization and registered as an adult leader of the BSA. Is a person of good character, familiar with organization procedures, with a deep concern for the pack's success. Preferably is a member of the chartered organization, respected in the community, who shows the willingness and ability to be the Cubmaster's chief adviser.

See also

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