Hello Parents! Interested in becoming a Committee Member? Below are a few of the available positions (remember if there are two of you that want to work together, you can be co-chairs of a committee!):
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CHAIR: Plan, promote and coordinate attendance at Pack, district and council camps and events. Arrange transportation, tour permits and firs-aid for all pack outings. Have adult leaders review the Guide to Safe Scouting and complete Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO). Qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award and take advantage of district and council events/activities.
PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR: This position keeps pack activities visible to the public, as well as to the families of the pack. Specifically, this person will:
Identify and promote pack service projects in the chartered organization, school, and community. Promote family participation in all pack events. Urge pack participation in appropriate programs of the chartered organization. Suggest ways of showing interest in the chartered organization’s overall program. Publicize and promote pack participation in Scouting Anniversary Week activities. Circulate Cub Scout recruiting fliers and brochures to invite boys to join. Along with the pack committee, promote new membership. Let the people in the neighborhood know that a Cub Scout pack is available. Consider using a monthly or quarterly pack newsletter to inform families of pack plans, guide new parents and guardians in pack policies, and create a feeling of unity among members of the pack family. Provide pack announcements for regular release in the official bulletins, newsletters, Web sites, etc., of your chartered organization. Make use of the news media in publicizing pack events.
SECRETARY: Keep informed of all Cub Scouting literature, materials, records, and forms to help leaders function effectively. Help new den leaders access needed tools. Acquaint den leaders with the contents of the Pack Record Book so that they will know how to supply the information that should be recorded there. Maintain up-to-date information on membership, leadership, attendance, and advancement in the Pack Record Book or special software. Maintain an inventory of pack property. Handle correspondence for the pack. This may include writing letters of appreciation and requests for reservations, or ordering supplies through the local council service center. Keep notes on business conducted at pack leaders’ meetings. Record only key items such as things needing follow-up or items for the history of the pack. Notify leaders of pack leaders’ meetings and other activities. Provide den leaders with records and forms for meetings.
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN: Responsible for the pack Sign Up for Scouting, Spring into Scouting youth recruiting campaigns and for coordinating year around recruitment, growth and retention. See that every Scout has a smooth transition into the next year of Scouting.
FRIENDS OF SCOUTING (FOS) CHAIR: The following functions are the responsibility of the FOS chair in cooperation with the treasurer. Build an organization to enroll family members and Cub Scout leaders in FOS. Enroll as a Friend of Scouting. For every five families in the pack, recruit one person as an enroller. Attend an FOS kickoff meeting. Enroll each enroller as a Friend of Scouting.Train enrollers.Conduct report meetings. Follow up until all FOS cards have been accounted for.Give recognition to contributors and enrollers. Along with the pack committee, provide public relations for FOS.
ASSISTANT DEN LEADERS: Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that the den is an active and successful part of the pack. Plan, prepare for, and conduct den meetings with the den leader and den chief (if Wolf, Bear, or Webelos den leaders) or adult partners (if Tiger Cub den leaders). Attend the pack leaders’ meetings. Assist in leading the den at the monthly pack activity. Ensure the transition of Cub Scouts to a den of the next rank (or to a Boy Scout troop if Webelos Scouts) at the end of the year
If you would like more information or are interested in a specific position, please contact Susan Coffman or Heather Clendenning.