Pack Trainer

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Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

  • Is at least 21 years old, subscribes to the Declaration of Religious Principle, and agrees to abide by the Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law. Possesses the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth. Is registered with the BSA as a pack trainer.
  • 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 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.
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