The program leaders are at the heart of the Cub Scouting program. Together with the pack committee, the cubmaster, assistant cubmaster, and den leaders set the annual Cub Scouting program for the pack and each rank to ensure that as many Scouts as possible can make rank by May while having a good time, learning how to be good citizens, learning new skills, and spending time in the outdoors.
All leaders must be at least 21 years of age, registered as a Cub Scout leader, BSA Youth Protection trained, and position trained. All training opportunities are available online, are informative, and can be completed in a short amount of time.
The cubmaster is the guiding hand behind the work of other pack leaders and serves as program adviser to the pack committee. He or she is a recruiter, supervisor, director, planner, and motivator of other leaders. The cubmaster is responsible for annually planning the program for the pack, training den leaders and assistant cubmasters, securing locations for pack meetings, and updating Scoutbook with pack meeting information.
The assistant cubmaster assists the cubmaster as needed and is ready to fill in as cubmaster if necessary. This person assists the cubmaster in planning pack meetings, participates and assists in pack meetings, works with local troops and den chiefs into which Cub Scouts may graduate, works with the cubmaster and pack committee on re-chartering, and assists pack committee members with recruiting plans and outings. Ideally, the pack should have at least two assistant cubmasters in order to divide responsibilities.
Den leaders work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure their den is an active and successful part of the pack. To do this, they plan, prepare for, and conduct den meetings, attend pack leader meetings, and lead the den at the monthly pack meeting. Our den leaders work together as a team to prepare den activities that overlap with other dens wherever possible. This promotes teamwork in the pack and promotes multiple perspectives and ideas in program planning.
Assistant Den Leader
Assistant den leaders share the work of the den leader and may be called upon to serve as a parent contact or record keeper, or to handle other details of den operation. Assistant den leaders should also be prepared to fill in as den leader when necessary.
Nova Award Counselor
If you have a love of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, you can be a Nova Award Counselor! This exciting position works with the cubmaster and den leaders to help plan activities related to the Nova Awards for Wolves, Bears, and Webelos.