Essentially, the Cubmaster leads the Pack and ensures that the kids have fun and learn a lot. The Cubmaster is the emcee for all events, especially Pack meetings. Ensures that the Pack Program is run in accordance with BSA Policies and Pack 216 Bylaws. Attends monthly Pack Committee meetings.
Helps the Cubmaster plan and run different aspects of Pack meetings and other activities.
The Committee Chair leads the Pack Committee. The Pack Committee ensures that there is high quality program being run and that there are financial resources available to run the program. Approves Pack financial expenditures. Ensures that the Pack Program is run in accordance with BSA Policies and Bylaws for Pack216. Leads monthly Pack Committee meetings.
Keeps track of all Cub Scout advancements, with assistance from Den Leaders. Ensures that awards are purchased and that Scouts are recognized for their achievements. Helps the Cubmaster plan and conduct advancement recognition ceremonies. Attends monthly Pack Committee meetings.
Identifies opening for new Scouts and works to fill them. Facilitates paperwork for new Scouts to join the Pack. Coordinates annual re-charting of the Pack with the Council and the Chartering Organization. Attends monthly Pack Committee meetings.
Maintains Pack budget and makes payments for all expenditures. Ensures that the finances of the Pack are kept in good order at all times. Attends monthly Pack Committee meetings.
Maintains the Pack website. Ensures that information is posted in a timely manner and that online signups are posted on time. Requires some technical ability but the site is very user friendly. Attends monthly Pack Committee meetings.
Leadership Training Coordinator 'Pack Trainer'
Tracks the training of adult leaders. Ensures that all leaders maintain their basic Youth Protection Training and Safe Environment training. Encourages leaders to partake in all training related to their position. Attends monthly Pack Committee meetings.
Pinewood Derby Lead
Leads in the planning and execution of our annual Pinewood Derby. The Pinewood Derby is one of the premier events that the Pack puts on and it couldn’t happen without these people. The coordinator, with other volunteers, sets up the venue, gets awards and patches, sets up and takes down the track, hands outs the cars, and provides workshops to help the kids prepare for the event. The event happens at the end of January. There are minor milestones that happen in the months leading up to the event.
Conducts Den Meetings, ensures that Scouts have opportunities to complete advancement requirements, acts as primary point of contact for all things Scouting to all the families of the Den. The Den Leader sets an example for all the Scouts and makes Scouts the place they want to be. Ensures that the Den Program is run in accordance with BSA Policies and Pack 216 Bylaws. Attends monthly Pack meetings and attendance at monthly Pack Committee meetings is encouraged.
Assistant Den Leader
In the absence of the Den Leader, the assistant Den Leader will act in their place and fulfill all the duties and responsibilities of the Den Leader. In all other cases, the assistant Den Leader helps the Den Leader provide a quality program for the Scouts. There may be more than one Assistant Den Leader per Den if desired.
Leads the planning and execution of our annual fundraising activity- selling popcorn; with the assistance of Den Kernels. The popcorn committee is a crucial volunteer activity. It is the goal of the Pack Committee to hold as few fund-raisers as possible; however it is important that each family supports our fund-raising efforts when they are held. The cost of running the Pack and holding activities is not covered by registration fees- there is a substantial shortfall which must be made up through fund raising.
Den Popcorn Representative 'Den Kernel'
Ensures that the popcorn sales from the Den go smoothly. Provides all selling materials to each family, gathers the sales sheets and money from the rest of the Den for transfer to the Popcorn Committee. Helps the Popcorn Committee as needed in setting up show and sells. Distributes popcorn to the families for transfer to the buyers.
Religious Awards Coordinator
Religious Emblems are an elective program offered through sponsoring churches and faiths, and are technically not offered by BSA. Each rank includes a religious component to make advancement, and this program counts. Scouts who complete the program do get a special recognition patch they can wear on their uniform even as they advance to Boy Scouts. The time commitment is VERY MINIMAL and you do not have to teach anything. The coordinator does the following: 1) Gets families enrolled 2) Orders and distributes workbooks 3) Monthly reminders to keep up 4) Scheduling a meeting with Pastor 5) Ordering the medals 6) Requesting a Mass for distribution of awards.
Food Drive/Thanksgiving Baskets Coordinator
Every year the Pack gets asked by the Parish to provide volunteers to help make the annual Thanksgiving Baskets for families in need. The coordinator sends out emails and gets pack families to volunteer, and then coordinated activities the day of the event. Also this volunteer collects food at Pack meetings, weighs food, reports amount to District and then delivers it to a local charity.
More details on some of these roles can be found at Scouting.org
Youth Protection and role-specific training (both online) and Safe Environment Training (2 hr in-person course through Diocese of Raleigh) is required for all adult volunteers. Other optional training is also available. Cubmaster and Den Leaders/Asst Den Leaders are required to wear uniforms, and Committee Members are encouraged to do so also.