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A Cub Scout Pack Flag
A Cub Scout Pack Flag

A Pack is a Unit of Cub Scouts. The Cub Scout pack is sponsored by a "Chartered Organization", which is a community organization such as a business, service organization, school, labor group or religious institution. The chartered organization is responsible for selecting leadership, providing a meeting place and promoting a good program. The chartered organization representative is the liaison between the pack, the chartered organization, and the BSA.

A pack generally meets once a month, providing a program for Cub Scouts, leaders, parents and other family members attending. The pack is lead by a Cubmaster with one or more Assistant Cubmasters. The Pack Committee is a group of adults, led by the Pack Committee Chairperson, who plan the pack program and activities and manage record keeping, finance, leadership recruitment, and registration.

Often, a List of Pack Bylaws is a very helpful tool for a Pack, in order to set expectations for all families.


Cub Scout Pack Organization Chart

Pack Org Chart
Chartered Organization
Chartered Organization
Local Council
Pack Trainer
Pack Committee
Assistant Cubmaster(s)
Tiger Cub Den Leader
Cub Scout Den Leader
Webelos Den Leader
Assistant Den Leaders
Adult Partner(s)*
Assistant Den Leader(s)
Asst. Webelos Leader(s)
Cub Scout Den Chief
Webelos Den Chief
Tiger Den
Wolf Den/Bear Den
Webelos Den


(*): Each Tiger Cub must be accompanied by his Adult Partner at all activities.

Additional notes
  • A Pack of 20 to 45 Scouts will typically have five dens: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos 1, and Webelos 2.
  • Larger Packs may have more than one den at a level.
  • Smaller Packs of 9 to 19 Scouts will typically have three dens: Tiger, Wolf/Bear, and Webelos 1/2.

Cub Scout Expenses

In one weekend of Popcorn sales or other Fundraising, a Cub Scout can earn enough in his Individual Account for a year of adventures!

Cub Scout Leader Resources

MeritBadge.Org is your online Scouting University with everything from Getting Started to Bridging.

See the Cub Scout Leader Resources for the Pack Organization Chart and much more.

Liaisons between a unit and the local District and Council

External links


The Pack is a "unit" registered with its local BSA council and chartered to a "chartered organization." Other types of units are:

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