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Cub Scout Pack 150
(Sterling Heights, Michigan)
 
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You don't have to be as tough as Bear Grylls to make a difference to the boys of Pack 150. You don't even have to like the outdoors. Take a look at the list of opportunities below to find something that you feel fits your skills and comfort level. After you find a position that's right for you, fill out our Contact form with your name, the position you are interested in, and a resounding "I want to make a difference!". Someone from Pack 150 will contact you and assist you in assisting us.

Tiger Den Leader


2-4 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • 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 adult partners 
  • Attend the pack leaders’ meetings.
  • Lead the den at the monthly pack activity.
  • Ensure the transition of Cub Scouts to a den of the next rank at the end of the year.
  • Coordinate shared leadership among the Tiger Cub adult partners in the den.
  • Ensure that each Tiger Cub and his adult partner have the opportunity to be the host team, planning and executing the den activities, rotating responsibilities monthly.

Fundraiser Chair/Popcorn Kernal


6-8 hours a month for September/October, 2-4 hours a month for November-May

The annual popcorn sale is the primary fundraising event to support the pack. Held in Fall, seventy percent of the proceeds go to support local scouting. This will not be a solo position responsible for handling all the planning and work. This position will head a committee of parent volunteers. The true way to succeed at this harrowing task is to build a team around it. 

Qualifications

  • Is at least 21 years old
  • Must be registered as an adult leader of the BSA

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads our annual popcorn fundraising drive (Popcorn Kernel)
    • informs scouts about selling responsibilities
    • works with treasurer
    • purchases/picks up/stores/distributes popcorn orders
    • coordinates show and sells
    • maintains sales records
    • orders and distributes awards for scouts
    • reports to the pack at pack night during popcorn season
  • Friends of Scouting – distribute and collect cards
  • Works with the committee to establish fundraising events for the pack
  • Recruits other parents to assist with fundraising events

Assistant Committee Chair


8-10 hours per month

In addition to aiding the Committee chair with the rechartering process the Assistant Chair performs the duties below.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be registered as an adult leader of the BSA

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.

Committee Member


2-4 hours per month

Every pack is under the supervision of a pack committee, which consists of at least three members (chair, secretary, and treasurer). By handling administrative and support tasks, the pack committee allows the Cubmaster, den leaders, and their assistants to focus on working directly with the Cub Scouts. With a committee of three, members must assume responsibility for more areas of service than with a committee of seven or more. Although packs can and do operate with a minimum of three committee members, experience has shown that a larger committee generally ensures a stronger, more stable pack and is better able to perform all the required functions to ensure a successful pack program. It is also a way of involving more pack families in meaningful service to the pack

Qualifications

  • Is at least 21 years old
  • Must be registered as an adult leader of the BSA

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Make recommendations regarding pack leadership to the chartered organization for final approval of pack leadership.
  • Recruit the Cubmaster and one or more assistant Cubmasters, with the chartered organization’s approval.
  • Coordinate the pack’s program and the chartered organization’s program through the chartered organization representative.
  • Help with pack charter renewal.
  • Help stimulate the interest of adult family members through proper programming.
  • Supervise finances and equipment.
  • Vigorously assist the Cubmaster.
  • Ensure that all Cub Scouts receive a year-round, quality program.
  • Complete pack committee Fast Start training and Basic Leader Training for the position.
  • Conduct, with the help of the Cubmaster, periodic training for parents and guardians.
  • Cooperate with other Scouting units.

Outdoor Activity Chair


2-4 hours per month

This position helps the boys develop a love for the outdoors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help the Cubmaster plan and arrange for outdoor activities.
  • Arrange for property, fire, and tour permits when required.
  • Arrange for safe transportation when needed.
  • Plan first aid for emergencies.
  • Help Webelos den leaders plan overnight campouts. Help arrange for equipment as needed.
  • Arrange for Safe Swim Defense implementation for all outings involving swimming.
  • Plan outings to help pack and dens qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • Help inform parents and guardians about opportunities for family camping. Ensure that at least one adult has completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) before any pack campout.
  • Help promote day camp and resident camp opportunities.
  • Be aware of BSA health and safety requirements, and see that they are implemented.
  • Know and carry out BSA outdoor program policy related to Cub Scouting.
  • Review all activities to ensure that unit leaders comply with BSA policies in the Guide to Safe Scouting.

Pack Trainer


2-4 hours per month

The pack trainer’s main objective is to have 100 percent of the pack leadership trained in their position. New leaders and adult family members should receive orientation within one week of joining the pack. Leaders should receive position-specific training as soon as the training becomes available.

The pack trainer is responsible for: 
  • Remaining current with training material and program updates 
  • Conducting orientation of new families 
  • Providing Fast Start Training to new leaders. (Fast Start Training can be used as a recruiting tool. The pack trainer should contact the new leader within two or three days to review the information and answer questions. Fast Start Training can be completed by viewing the Fast Start video or DVD or by completing the training on your council’s Web site.) 
  • Conducting monthly Unit Leadership Enhancements 
  • Encouraging pack leaders to attend: 
    • Cub Scout Leader Basic Training, which includes New Leader Essentials Training and Cub Scout Leader Specific Training 
    • Youth Protection Training 
    • Roundtable 
    • Pow Wow (if conducted in your council) 
    • BALOO 
    • Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders 
    • Wood Badge 
  • Encouraging den chiefs to attend Den Chief Training 
  • Maintaining pack training records

Advancement Chair


2-4 hours per month

The advancement chair helps boys move through the ranks of Cub Scouting and transition into a Boy Scout troop. The advancement chair will:

  • Have a working knowledge of the Cub Scout advancement plan.
  • Help plan and conduct induction and advancement recognition ceremonies, coordinating as needed with the Webelos den leader or Scoutmaster.
  • Educate parents, guardians, and pack committee members in ways to stimulate Cub Scout advancement.
  • Promote the use of Cub Scout den advancement charts and other tools to recognize and record advancement in the den.
  • Collect den advancement reports at pack leaders’ meetings for use when ordering badges and insignia from the local council service center.
  • Promote Boys' Life magazine as an aid to advancement.
  • Help build or obtain advancement equipment for use in making advancement ceremonies more effective.
  • Promote the wearing and proper use of uniform and insignia.