We cannot stress enough how important parent involvement is to Cub Scouting. Not only is it critical to running the program, but we see, year after year, that the Scouts who enjoy and benefit from the program the most are those that have an "adult partner" right there beside them.
If you believe in the values Scouting teaches, reinforce that by being present. And if you’re present, you might as well help.
Volunteering is an opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of the dozens of Scouts—and Scout families—in our Pack. Under the guidance of Pack volunteers, Scouts learn how to be positive, contributing members of the community; how to appreciate and protect our natural areas; how to work as a team; and how to treat others with respect.
Along the way, you will strengthen the bond you share with your own child, create memories he will hold on to for years to come, and occasionally catch a glimpse of the person he or she will become. Now, imagine having that same importance in the lives of other children!
Finally, it's just a lot of fun.
What is the commitment?
The amount of time you give depends on you. If you want to help, we'll find a way to let you!
Den Leaders should allow an hour a week for den meetings, with another hour or two of preparation beforehand.
The help needed for events varies, but all events usually have some transport, set up and tear-down time. If you can arrive early or stay after, lend a hand (or a truck).
Finally, we have Pack Committee meetings roughly once a month. You don't have to be a registered volunteer to attend. We welcome fresh voices and new ideas.
What can I do?
Our most urgent need is always the Den Leader. Ask your child, "Would you like me to lead your den?", and you'll get a fervent "Yes!". It's an easy question for your Scout to answer. We want to make sure you're willing to ask it.
Maybe you’re concerned that you don’t have the skills to lead Scouts, but you don't have to know the perfect knot for every situation, how to start a campfire, pitch a tent, or read a map. The best little secret about Cub Scouting is that you can learn along with the Scouts! Our team of leaders is tremendous, with a wide set of skills between them, and they will gladly share what they know.
We expect our DLs to wear the khaki BSA uniform. (Trust us, you either start to forget it’s there, or you carry yourself a little taller when you have it on.)
Assistant Den Leader
We want all of our dens to have an Assistant Den Leader. Our Den Leaders can always use an extra set of eyes and hands. In addition, the ADL can fill in for the DL when he'd otherwise have to cancel a meeting.
If your Scout's den doesn't have an ADL, please consider volunteering.
We prefer for our ADLs to wear the khaki BSA uniform.
The Pack Committee encompasses all the registered volunteers. It has specific roles, such as Treasurer and Secretary, as well as members at large. By handling administrative and support tasks, the Pack Committee allows the Cubmaster, Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders to focus on working directly with the Cub Scouts.
We have Pack Committee meetings roughly once a month. Here, we make decisions regarding the Pack, receive feedback from dens, and suggest and plan events.
New Member Coordinator
Fundraising Chair ("Popcorn Kernel")
In addition, anyone can volunteer to plan, or assist in planning, an event, such as an outing, hike or campout. If you have special access to something Scouts will enjoy, please let us know.
We need help setting up for and running bigger events, like campouts, the Pinewood Derby and our Blue & Gold Banquet. If you’re going to be there, anyway, please help where you can.