Leadership

Cub Scouting’s volunteer leaders work with boys and their families to improve their communities by enriching the lives of the families who live there.  They take in active part in helping to strengthen families and their boys by providing a fun-filled, worthwhile program that teaches values.

Parents are the lifeblood of any cub scout pack.  We depend on our parents to step up and help on numerous levels.  Without their help, our program would be limited and the Scouts would be missing out on all the fun.
The Pack leadership team consists of the Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Committee Chair, Den Leaders, Assistant Den Leaders and Committee members.  All of these people are adult volunteers.  All leaders of Cub Scout Pack 1910 are registered with the Boy Scouts of America and have completed Youth Protection training. 


It is very easy to become a Trained Leader in Boy Scouts.  ALL the required training can be taken online - so you can take the courses at your own pace.
Leadership Qualifications
Adult citizens, or adult non citizens, who reside within the country, may register with the Boy Scouts of America in any capacity if they agree to abide by the Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law, to respect and obey the lays of the United States of America, and to subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle.  All leaders must be 21 years of age or older, except Assistant Cubmasters, Assistant Webelos Den Leaders, and Assistant Den Leaders, who must be 18 or older.  No one may register in more than one position in the same unit, except the Chartered Organization Representative (who can multiple only as the committee chairman or a committee member) and the ScoutParent Unit Coordinator (who may multiple as a Chartered Organization Representative, Assistant Den Leader, Assistant Webelos Den Leader and leader of 11-year-old Scouts).  —Adult Application, No. 524-501A
Leadership Selection
The Boy Scouts of American takes great pride in the quality of our adult leadership.  Being a leader in the BSA is a privilege, not a right.  The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-quality adult leaders.  We work closely with our chartered organizations to help recruit the best possible leaders for their units.
The adult application requests background information that should be checked by the unit committee or the chartered organization before accepting an applicant for unit leadership.  While no current screening techniques exist that can identify every dangerous person, we can reduce the risk of accepting a dangerous person by learning all we can about an applicant for a leadership position — his or her experience with children, why he or she wants to be a scout leader, and what discipline techniques he or she would use.
Youth protection training is required of all Adult Leaders and they are required to refresh their Youth Protection training every 24 months.  Safe Sanctuary is also required if you are going to have direct contact with the youth.  There is a six month waiting period, however, from the day you join until you are eligible.  
Leader Meetings
In order for a Cub Scout Pack to be successful, communication among the leaders is necessary.  To foster this the leaders meet one Monday per month to review previous events and activities as well as to plan future meetings, activities  and events. Additionally, pack leaders are encouraged to attend the monthly District Roundtable meetings where district updates, leadership training and idea sharing on various Cub Scout topics take place.  These are held the first Thursday of each month at the Harvest Church in Watauga.


Our Leaders



Chartered Organization Representative: John Hearrell
Is the direct contact between the pack and our chartered organization. This individual is also the organization’s contact with the district committee and the local council.

Committee Chair:  April Driggers
This person works to have all committee positions filled, call and preside at regular monthly meetings of committee and supervise committee operations. Conduct the annual pack program planning conference. Maintain a close working relationships with leaders keeping them informed of activities, advancement, camping and training. Seek needed help from unit commissioner, district committee and other Packs and Troops. See that charter application is completed and turned in to council office before the expiration month. Support the policies of BSA.
CUBMASTER:  Christopher Mahanna
Is the guiding hand behind the work of other pack leaders and serves as program adviser to the pack committee. The Cubmaster is a recruiter, supervisor, director, planner, and motivator of other leaders and supervises the recruiting of new boys. Works directly with the pack trainer, den leaders, den chiefs, pack committee chair and members to make sure that all dens are functioning well. Leads the monthly pack meeting with the help of others and Dens. Helps plan and coordinate the total Cub Scout program with committee and den leaders at monthly pack leaders meeting. Maintains year–round program and makes full use of all tools and techniques available.

ASSISTANT CUBMASTER:  Jennifer Woodruff
Shares the responsibilities with the Cubmaster in all aspects of the pack functions, paying particular attention to ensuring the Den Leaders have what they need to run smooth Den meetings.  The Assistant Cubmaster takes over in the Cubmaster’s absence.


TIGER CUB DEN LEADER:  Open Position
Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that their den is an active and successful part of the pack. Coordinate shared leadership among the Tiger Cub adult partners, ensuring that all adult partners help plan, conduct, and prepare for den meetings and Go See It outings on a rotating basis and that the den activities provide advancement opportunities for the boys in the den. Attend Committee meetings and District Roundtables. Lead the den at the monthly pack activity. Ensure the transition of Tiger Cubs into a Wolf den at the end of the year.


WOLF CUB DEN LEADER:  Jennifer Woodruff
Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that their den is an active and successful part of the pack. Plan, prepare for, and conduct den meetings with the assistant den leader and den chief. Attend Pack Committee meetings and District Roundtables. Lead the den at the monthly pack activity. Ensure the transition of Wolves into a Bear den and Bears into a Webelos den at the end of the year.


BEAR CUB DEN LEADER:  Christopher Mahanna
ASSISTANT BEAR CUB DEN LEADER: Open
Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that their den is an active and successful part of the pack. Plan, prepare for, and conduct den meetings with the assistant den leader and den chief. Attend Pack Committee meetings and District Roundtables. Lead the den at the monthly pack activity. Ensure the transition of Wolves into a Bear den and Bears into a Webelos den at the end of the year.

WEBELOS 1 DEN LEADERS:  Christopher Warren, Eric James
WEBELOS ARROW OF LIGHT DEN LEADER:  
Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that their den is an active and successful part of the pack. Plan, prepare for, and conduct den meetings with the assistant den leader and den chief. Attend Pack Committee meetings and District Roundtables. Lead the den at the monthly pack activity. Work with local scout troops to insure a smooth transition into the Boy Scouting program when the boys turn 11 years of age, have completed the fifth grade or completed the Arrow of Light requirements.


Webelos Den Chief
A Den Chief is an older Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer selected by the senior patrol leader and Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach, or Venturing Advisor at the request of the Cubmaster then approved by the Cubmaster and pack committee for recommendation to the den leader. They are registered as a youth member of a troop, team, or crew and assist the respective den and assistant den leaders.


PACK TRAINER: VACANT
The goal of the pack trainer is to have 100 percent of the pack leadership BSA trained in their position responsibilities. New leaders and adult family members should receive orientation and FastStart training within one week of joining the pack, and leaders should receive position specific within 30 days. Encourage pack leaders to attend ongoing training, such as roundtable, University of Scouting, outdoor training, Youth Protection training, and Wood Badge. Remain current with training material and program updates. Keep track of pack training records and submit updated trained leader reports to the district and council.

COMMITTEE MEMBER:  Eric Walker, Treasurer
COMMITTEE MEMBER:  YOU!
Every pack is under the supervision of a pack committee. This committee consists of a minimum of three members.  Obviously, with a committee of three, members must assume responsibility for more areas of service than with a committee of seven or more, where the responsibilities can be divided among the members. Although packs can and do operate with a minimum of three committee members, experience has shown that a larger committee generally ensures a stronger, more stable pack and is better able to perform all the required functions to ensure a successful pack program. It is also a way of involving more pack families in meaningful service to the pack.

ScoutParent Unit CoordinatorOPEN
A ScoutParent Unit Coordinator is a parent or adult mentor of a Scout who enthusiastically participates with their Scout and also helps other volunteers to provide the best quality program experience to all youth in every unit.
PACK WEBMASTER:  April Driggers
Maintains the Pack’s website (http://www.pack1910.blogspot.com), 

COMMITTEE & SPECIAL EVENT POSITIONS

(aka, IT TAKES A VILLAGE)


Once you see the list of available positions we need filled, talk to the Cubmaster or Committee Chair about your interest. Discuss which role(s) you might focus your effort. 
  1. Request an Adult Leader Application or fill one out online.  
  2. Go to myscouting.org and taking the courses that apply to that area of focus. You can take any of the courses you wish at anytime, but make sure you take the required ones. 
  3. Submit your Application with a printed copy of your "Youth Protection Training" certificate.
  4. Talk with the Webmaster about your new role. They might have some additional training and communication tools for you to learn.
  5. When you get your official BSA number you should plug it into your myscouting.org account. (This helps at the end of the year when it comes time to re-charter our Pack.)
Simply stated -- the more parents are involved, the better the program and the more rewarding it is for everyone.

SECRETARY
Keep minutes of pack committee meetings. Keep Pack Record Book. Keep inventory of pack equipment. Help with charter application.

TREASURER
Supervise a sound Pack budget plan. Keep pack financial record book. Responsible for bank account requiring two signatures. Guide the pack in conducting council approved pack money-earning projects. Maintain financial records, paying bills, preparing financial summaries, and presenting financial updates at Leader’s meetings. No summertime commitments. Additional time will be required each fall, preparing an annual budget and updating pack membership records.  Approve all budget expenditures. Check all disbursements against budget allowances, and pay bills by check. • Keep up-to-date financial records. Give leadership in developing a coordinated record keeping system in the Pack. • Maintain an inventory of Pack property. • Be aware of and deal appropriately with families for whom cub scouting can be a financial hardship. Together with the Cubmaster determine when scholarships are appropriate. • Make regular monthly financial reports to the Pack committee at the Pack leaders’ meeting.

ADVANCEMENT CHAIR
Strengthen the pack by helping to train parents and leaders in methods of advancement. Obtain list of awards earned from den leaders each month, prepare advancement report, and turn this into the council office when ordering necessary awards and supplies. Give pack copy of report to secretary to record in Pack Record Book. Help plan and conduct induction, advancement recognition and graduation ceremonies.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR
Inform parents of their responsibilities in Cub Scouting and with the Charter Organization. Provide pack news and announcements for newspapers, bulletins of sponsor, websites, etc. Promote and stimulate service projects, Scout Anniversary Week, Scout Sunday or Sabbath, and family participation in all Pack events. Promote new membership and let people in the neighborhood know that Scouting is available.

OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES CHAIR
Plan, promote and coordinate attendance at Pack, district and council camps and events. Arrange transportation, tour permits and first-aid for all pack outings. Have adult leaders review the Guide to Safe Scouting and complete Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO). Qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award, participate in Scouting for Food and take advantage of district and council events/activities.

MEMBERSHIP/REGISTRATION CHAIR
Responsible for the pack Sign Up for Scouting, Spring into Scouting youth recruiting campaigns and for coordinating year around recruitment, growth and retention. See that every Scout has a smooth transition into the next year of Scouting.

COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIR
Looks for opportunities within the community and with the Chartered Organization for the Pack to participate in.  Coordinates Food Drive for the pack and logs results in the JTE on-line database.

FUNDRAISING CHAIR AKA POPCORN KERNEL
Conduct annual fundraising campaign and ensures that every Cub Scout participates and earns his own way in scouting.

SPECIAL EVENTS CHAIR
Coordinate the packs involvement in annual community events such as Parades and Community Events that require advance planning and coordination.

COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIR
Looks for opportunities within the community and with the Chartered Organization for the Pack to participate in.  Coordinates Food Drive for the pack and logs results in the JTE on-line database.

SUMMER EVENTS CHAIR
Responsible for the planning and promotion of the Summer Events which keeps our Pack in compliance with the requirements for the National Summertime Pack Award.  Uses the 4-year rotation of events approved by the Committee.  Tracks attendance or appoints a designated participant to record and report attendance at each event for tracking purposes.  Completes the application for the Summertime Pack Award for signature.

DAY CAMP COORDINATOR
Responsible for the promotion of summer District Day Camp.  This includes, but is not limited to, collecting of youth and adult registrations, health forms, and YPT verifications as well as communicating with the Mustang District Day Camp Coordinator to ensure that all chaperone requirements are met for the dens attending from Pack 1910.  This includes attending at least one District Roundtable in order to obtain the necessary information to report back to the Pack.

PINEWOOD DERBY CHAIR
This person is responsible for the coordination and planning of the annual Pinewood Derby for Pack 1910.  Oversees the pick up and distribution of the car kits, works with committee to plan and conduct the event including decorations, set up, awards, food and activities.