The Pack Committee is a gathering of the Cub Master, Officers and Den Leaders from the Pack to discuss upcoming events, concerns, announcements, and overall planning.
Parents, Akelas are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings to provide feedback and “…..help the pack go!”
The Pack Committee takes care of the administrative needs of the pack. It is organized and chaired by the Pack Committee Chairperson and Cub Master. At the meetings we attempt to:
- Coordinate the Pack program with that of the charter organization.
- Plan camping trips dates, locations, activities, food and coordination between those attending.
- Assist with the annual Pack charter renewal, including all form completion and collection of dues.
- Provides encouragement to leaders in carrying out the Pack program, provide ideas and feedback and allow leaders to make announcements.
- Coordinate the awards presented at the Pack meetings, advancements, and assistance with insignia, and uniform attire.
- Provides the finances and fundraising coordination for the Pack.
- Is responsible for the quality of the adult leadership, that the leadership is recruited and trained. This is all the adult leadership, including the Cub Master.
- Responsible for recommending this leadership to the charter organization for final approval.
- Coordination between the Pack and other scouting units.
Chartered Organization Representative: Tracey Lucas
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: Adi Petersen
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.
PACK TRAINER: Jim Pritchett
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.
TREASURER: Jannelle Theobald
Supervise sound Pack budget plan. Keep pack Financial Record Book. Receive dues from den leaders. Responsible for bank account requiring two signatures. Guide the pack in conducting council approved pack money-earning projects.
COMMITTEE MEMBER: All Den Leaders and all Assistant Den Leaders
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 Coordinator: OPEN
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: Jennifer Hudson
Maintains the Pack’s website (http://www.pack575scv.com) and handles all Information Technology needs of the Pack.
TYPES OF COMMITTEE POSITIONS
Keep minutes of pack committee meetings. Keep Pack Record Book. Keep inventory of pack equipment. Help with charter application.
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. Promote Boys’ Life magazine as an aid to advancement. Promote the wearing and proper use of uniform and insignia.
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.
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.