Scouter’s Minute – January 2020
The strength of Pack 63 is in large part due to the dedication and involvement of our scouting parents. We’ve had the great privilege of having nearly 20 trained adults to lead our scouts. Because the Arrow of Light dens were so large many of the leaders came from those ranks. In February eight parents will be leaving that Pack that held leadership roles.
To successfully run our annual Pack program, we need the help of more parents and families. You may have noticed we cut back on activities this year (Globetrotters, Monster Jam, Spring overnight) because we did not have volunteers to run these events. Maybe you didn’t realize we were short on help, but this is the call. If we are able to replace the majority of the 8 departing leaders we will be able to deliver a quality program without burning out any of our remaining parents.
The mission of Pack 63 is to:
Provide a meaningful Cub Scout Program for our Boys;
Appropriately recognize their achievements;
Foster a sense of belonging to the Cub Scout “Family”;
Promote a sense of self-discipline and self-pride;
Instill a sense of patriotism and respect on which our country was founded;
and Provide lots of good clean fun!
We need your help in this. Each family may join scouts for a different reason, but generally they see the benefit of the scouting program. Please consider volunteering to help us achieve this mission.
What can I do?
There are a number of open roles. They are:
Joining is simple. You will fill out an application, complete 90 minutes of Youth Protection Training, and attend some or all of our Committee meetings. Any of our current leaders can help you get started. For some roles such as Den Leader or Assistant Cubmaster there are additional training modules specific to that role.
Please consider volunteering today. The success of our Pack is dependent on parents like you.
Here is a full list of Pack Positions
- Committee Chair
- Lion Guide / Den Leader
- Den Leader
- Den Leader (Webelos)
- Assistant Cubmaster
- Camping Chair
- Friends of Scouting Chair
- Health Officer
- Pinewood Derby Chair
- Recruiting Chair
- Scouting for Food Chairperson
- Trailermaster / Quartermaster
- Training Chair
- Unit Religious Emblems Coordinator
- Hand-me-down Store Chair