| Pack Trainer
The Pack Trainer conducts, or facilitates, the training of leaders and parents in the pack. Pack Trainer is a registered pack position and is a voting member of the pack Committee.
Under the direction of the Pack Committee Chairperson, the pack trainer helps leaders and parents understand purposes, policies, and procedures of the Cub Scouting program. The pack trainer orients parents and leaders and guides pack leaders in carrying out their specific position responsibilities. The pack trainer promotes training to help leaders learn to plan and conduct pack and den meetings and activities. Regardless of the size of the pack committee, every pack should have one of its committee members registered as a pack trainer.
The goal of the pack trainer is to have 100 percent of the pack leaders trained in their position responsibilities. New leaders and adult family members should receive orientation within one week of joining the pack, and leaders should receive position-specific training within 30 days.
| The Building Blocks of New Leader Training
| *Some councils require Crews with Outdoor emphasis to take IOLS, other councils require all Crew leaders to take IOLS, the flyer on scouting.org does not include IOLS for Venture leaders.
The pack trainer is responsible for:
- Conducting orientation of new families and pack leaders.
- Encouraging pack leaders to attend Cub Scout Leader Basic Training, and Cub Scout Leader Specific Training. (Although no longer required to be basic trained - leaders are also encouraged to attend This Is Scouting formerly New Leader Essentials)
- 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.
|| 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 |
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|| 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
It is recommended that the pack trainer have at least one year of experience in a leadership position in Cub Scouting, preferably as a Cub Scout or Webelos den leader. Pack trainers should be trained at a district or council Trainer's EDGE (Formerly Trainer Development Conference). The Pack Trainer is a member of the Pack Committee. For new packs and those lacking experienced leaders, an experienced leader from the district training team or another pack may be appointed as pack trainer until the new leaders gain experience.
Cub Scout Expenses
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- $23 National registration, Boys' Life magazine, and Accident Insurance.
- $20 Program Materials: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos book, rank patch, neckerchief, and slide.
- ____ Pack Expenses: Each Scout's fair share of Pack recharter, training, fees, equipment, etc.
- ____ Advancement: Awards, Belt Loops, patches, and more.
- ____ Activities: Pinewood Derby, trips, ball games, camping, and much more.
- ____ Camping: Day Camp, Resident Camp and Family Camping.
- ____ Equipment includes Uniforms, sleeping bags, tents, etc.
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