Ad Hoc Opportunities
Every bit counts when it comes to Cub Scouting. Even if you do not have the time or inclination to volunteer for specific leader positions in the pack, there are many ways to help our pack be the best it can be! Below are some of the volunteer opportunities we have on an as needed basis.
For the safety of our Scouts and families, all adult volunteers must be BSA Youth Protection trained, through a brief online training module.
Regular Pack Level Jobs
Having several people lead the setup and/or tear-down at pack meetings makes meetings run more efficiently. This might include:
- Setting up tables and chairs
- Putting away tables and chairs
- Setting our food
- Tending food and helping Cub Scouts to go through food lines efficiently
- Sweeping the floor
Cub Scouts hold their neckerchiefs on with woggles. These can easily be made with paracord so they are available to all new Scouts and those who've lost their woggle. This can be done at-home, and supplies would be furnished by the pack.
Sometimes, the cubmaster or den leaders need help to create materials for crafting activities with the Scouts. One example of this is brag vests that Scouts tie together and need to be cut out prior to the activity. This might also include helping Scouts during crafting activities.
Signup Genius Coordinator
The pack often has the need to use signup genius to coordinate events. This person would setup events on Signup Genius (using the pack account) and send the link to pack leaders to distribute as needed.
Fall and Spring Recruiting Events
Pack 198 holds recruiting events in the fall and spring every year. Individuals are needed to help plan, organize, and prepare materials for these events.
Blue & Gold Celebration Banquet
The Blue & Gold banquet is Pack 198's big celebration every year. Using materials the pack provides, individuals are needed to help plan, organize, and decorate for the event.
Pinewood Derby is the pinnacle event of the year for many Cub Scouts. Individuals are needed to help setup the track, test cars, run the race on race day, and tear down when the race is finished.
Fall Popcorn Fundraiser
The fall popcorn fundraiser is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Pack 198. The popcorn kernel and assistants obtain resources through council and district level events, work with the treasurer and fundraising chair to set pack goals and order popcorn, pick up and sort popcorn, distribute popcorn, set up site sales, and liaise with families during the fundraiser.
Spring Camp Card Fundraiser
The spring camp card fundraiser helps many Scouts earn Scoutbucks that can be used on any Scouting-related activity or uniform item. Individuals are needed to obtain resources through district level events, pick up camp cards, distribute and track camp card sales, and liaise with families.