Pack Committee Resources

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The pack committee supports the den leaders and Cubmaster of the pack so they can focus on working directly with the youth in the pack.  A pack committee is an opportunity to involve all parents and adults in the family.

Literature

Cub Scout Leader Book

The Cub Scout Leader Book gives the details on how a Pack is organized.  This is the best resources for Cubmasters and Pack Committee Chairs.

The Cub Scout Leader Book is also available for Kindle.

Pack Committee Patch

Your time volunteering in Cub Scouting will be rewarding and fun, and the information here will help you get off to the right start.

This brochure is designed to help new families understand the basics of Cub Scouting when they first join.

Use this to help the Pack Committee and Chartered Organization use a proven technique to identify and recruit leaders for your Pack.

Guide to Safe Scouting

All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting, applicable program literature or manuals, and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America practices, policies, and guidelines. The Guide to Safe Scouting is an overview of Scouting policies and procedures gleaned from a variety of sources. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.

View the Guide to Safe Scouting online or buy a printed copy.

Digital Tools

ScoutBook

Once you are a registered as a Pack Committee Chair ScoutBook is your online resource to assist you with managing the Pack.  Calendars, tracking and reporting awards, and communication with parents.  

ScoutBook now features special Den Leader experience that helps  den leaders plan and prepare for den meetings.  Details on what to do before, during, and after meeting along with the resources needed to deliver the program right at their fingertips. 

ScoutBook is free for everyone registered in Scouting.  Once you are registered, you or another leader can set up who is in your den and off you go!

Scouting App

The Scouting App provides parents the ability to see how their child is progressing, get notifications about meetings, and inform Den Leaders when a Cub Scout has completed a requirement at home.

Make sure all your parents download the Scouting App for free onto their mobile device.

More Resources

Free On-line Resources

Family Talent Survey  – One of the first things to have parents in your den complete is this survey to help you identify parents who have resources.

Pack Overnighter for New Cub Scouts– This guide walks you through planning a Pack Overnighter for either New Cub Scouts or for the start of a new program year.  Sample schedule includes Adventures to build into the experience. 

Planning Your Annual Pack Budget – A quality program is well planned and well funded.  This worksheet gives step by step instructions on how to properly plan your pack finances for the year.

Pack Budget Worksheet – This worksheet will get you started on developing an annual budget for your Pack.  The excel sheet gives examples of sources of revenue and common expenses for the year. 

 

Den Records – If not using ScoutBook, because of no access to the internet, use this manual record sheet to track the attendance and accomplishments of the members of your den.

Lion Den Record  

Tiger Den Record  

Wolf Den Record  

Bear Den Record  

Webelos Den Record  

Advancement Reports – If not using ScoutBook because of no access to the internet, use this manual report to submit to your Pack so recognition items can be purchased.

Lion Den Advancement Report  

Tiger Den Advancement Report  

Wolf Den Advancement Report  

Bear Den Advancement Report  

Webelos Den Advancement Report 

Uniform Inspection Sheets – Use this as the guide for wearing the Cub Scout uniform properly.  There is not an inspection sheet for Lions.

Tiger / Wolf / Bear Uniform Inspection Sheet  

Webelos Uniform Inspection Sheet  

Attendance and Dues  – This form is available if you are tracking attendance and den dues manually.

Activity Consent Form  – The recommended use of this form is for the consent and approval for Cub Scouts to participate in any activity that is not at your regular den meeting location.

Resources Available for Purchase

Den Code of Conduct Poster Set  – This set includes a poster to create your Den Code of Conduct, and a posters of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Advancement Charts – Use these poster size charts to track and showcase the accomplishments of your den.  Great to display at your meeting place.

Lion Advancement Chart  

Tiger Advancement Chart  

Wolf Advancement Chart  

Bear Advancement Chart  

Webelos Advancement Chart  (Includes Arrow of Light)

 

Rank Pocket Certificates – Used to recognize Cub Scouts when they complete their badge of rank.  Most packs provide this at Pack Meetings.

Lion Rank Pocket Certificate   

Tiger Rank Pocket Certificate   

Wolf Rank Pocket Certificate   

Bear Rank Pocket Certificate   

Webelos Rank Pocket Certificate   

Arrow of Light Pocket Certificate 

 

Adventure Pocket Certificate – Used to recognize Cub Scouts when they complete an adventure, used for all ranks.  Most packs provide this at Pack Meetings. 

Health and Safety

Meeting Place Inspection Sheet  – If not already done for your den meeting location, complete this inspection sheet.

Annual Health and Medical Record – Each Cub Scout and adult leader participating in an activity that is not at your regular den meeting location is to complete this medical record.  A copy of the record is to be with the leader of the activity or a designee.

Age Appropriate Guidelines  – This chart indicates what activities your Cub Scouts are allowed to participate in.

Cub Scout Awards

Learn about other awards that Cub Scout can earn as they participate in special events or activities.  From environmental awareness to STEM based awards.

Adult Leader Awards

Recognizing adult leaders in your Pack retains leaders.  Making adult leaders award of awards they can earn helps bring the excitement and fun of Cub Scouting to everyone.