Cub Scout - Pack 56

Dixon Elementary School, 2400 Pilgrim Square Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005

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Cub Scout - Pack 56

Dixon Elementary School, 2400 Pilgrim Square Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005

Text Box: Pack 56 Organizational Chart 
(Click on a position for a brief description -  For a full list of position descriptions, click here)
Text Box: Chartered Organization
Every Cub Scout pack belongs to an organization with interests similar to those of the BSA. This organization, which might be a church, school, community organization, or group of interested citizens, receives a charter from the BSA to use the Scouting program. This chartered organization provides a suitable meeting place, adult leadership, supervision, and opportunities for a healthy Scouting life for the boys under its care.
Ensuring that the Scouting program is conducted according to the policies and regulations of the organization and the Boy Scouts of America
Selecting a chartered organization representative to serve as liaison with the pack
Appointing a pack committee
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Chartered Organization Representative
The chartered organization representative is the direct contact between the pack and the chartered organization. This individual is also the organization's contact with the district committee and the local council. The chartered organization representative may become a member of the district committee and is a voting member of the council. If the chartered organization has more than one unit, one representative serves them all.
Help select the right leadership for the unit
Promote well-planned unit programs
Serve as a liaison between the units and the organization
Help with the charter renewal
Utilize district help and promote the use of district personnel and materials
Represent the organization at the council level
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Pack Committee
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.
Recruit the Cubmaster and one or more assistant Cubmasters, with the chartered organization's approval
Coordinate the pack's program and the chartered organization's program through the chartered organization representative
Help with pack charter renewal
Supervise finances and equipment
Work closely with the Cubmaster
Ensure that all Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts receive a year-round, quality program
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Pack Committee Chair
Maintain a close relationship with the chartered organization representative, keeping this key person informed of the needs of the pack that must be brought to the attention of the organization or the district
Report to the chartered organization to cultivate harmonious relations
Confer with the Cubmaster on policy matters relating to Cub Scouting and the chartered organization
Supervise pack committee operation by 
Calling and presiding at pack leaders' meetings
Assigning duties to committee members
Planning for pack charter review, roundup, and reregistration
Approving bills before payment by the pack treasurer
Conduct the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings
Recognize the need for more dens, and see that new dens are formed as needed
Manage finances through adequate financial records
Maintain adequate pack records and take care of pack property
If the Cubmaster is unable to serve, assume active direction of the pack until a successor is recruited and registered
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Secretary
Keep informed of all Cub Scouting literature, materials, records, and forms to help leaders function effectively. Help new den leaders by telling them what resources are available
Acquaint den leaders with the contents of the Pack Record Book so they will know how to supply the information that should be recorded there
Maintain up-to-date information on membership, leadership, attendance, and advancement in the Pack Record Book
Maintain an inventory of pack property
Handle correspondence for the pack. This may include writing letters of appreciation and requests for reservations, or ordering supplies through the local council service center
Keep notes on business conducted at pack leaders' meetings. Record only key items such as things needing follow-up or items for the history of the pack
Notify leaders of pack leaders' meetings and other activities
Provide den leaders with records and forms for meetings
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Treasurer
Help the pack committee and Cubmaster establish a sound financial program for the pack with a pack budget plan
Open or maintain a bank account in the pack's name and arrange for all transactions to be signed by any two of the Cubmaster, pack committee chair, secretary, or treasurer
Approve all budget expenditures. Check all disbursements against budget allowances, and pay bills by check. The pack committee chair should approve bills before payment
Collect dues from den leaders at the pack leaders' meeting, preferably in sealed den dues envelopes. Open envelopes in the presence of den leaders. Give receipts for these funds, and deposit the money in the bank account
Keep up-to-date financial records. Enter all income and expenditures under the proper budget item in the finance section of the Pack Record Book. Credit each Cub Scout with payment of dues. From time to time, compare the records with those of the den leaders to make sure they agree. Give leadership in developing a coordinated record-keeping system in the pack
Be responsible for thrift training within the pack. Encourage each den leader to explain the pack financial plan to each boy and his family so that boys will accept responsibility for paying dues and family members will be alert to opportunities for boys to earn dues money and develop habits of thrift
On the request of den leaders, sympathetically counsel with a boy who does not pay dues, determine the reason, and encourage regular payment. If the boy is unable to pay, work out a plan with the Cubmaster and pack committee so that the boy can earn dues
Periodically report on the pack's financial condition at the monthly pack leaders' meeting. Make regular monthly reports to the pack committee at the pack leaders' meeting, and report to the chartered organization as often as desirable on the financial condition of the pack
Provide petty cash needed by leaders. Keep a record of expenditures
Guide the pack in conducting council-approved pack money-earning projects
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Advancement Chair
Have a working knowledge of the Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, and Webelos Scout advancement plans
Help plan and conduct induction and advancement recognition ceremonies
Arrange for Tiger Cub graduation ceremonies with the Cubmaster and Tiger Cub den leader
Train parents, guardians, and pack committee members in ways to stimulate Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, and Webelos Scout advancement
Arrange for Webelos graduation ceremonies with the Cubmaster, Webelos den leader, and Scoutmaster
Promote the use of Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, and Webelos Scout den advancement charts to record advancement in the den and as an incentive for advancement
Promote the use of den doodles as a stimulus for advancement
Collect den advancement reports at pack leaders' meetings for use when ordering badges and insignia from the local council service center
Promote Boys' Life magazine as an aid to advancement
Help build or obtain advancement equipment for use in making advancement ceremonies more effective
Promote the wearing and proper use of uniform and insignia
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Fundraising Chair
Work directly with Rose Wreath during the summer to ensure that the pack has all of the new information for that year’s sale
Prepare/distribute the fundraising packets for all scouts in September
Working with Leadership and Committee to determine dates and goals
Collect Orders from Den leaders and give order to Rose Wreath
Arrange for wreath pickup and distribution
Collect Money and work with Treasurer
Arrange for any prizes for distribution
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Community Chair
Stimulate pack service projects in the chartered organization, school, and community
Promote family participation in all pack events, such as blue and gold banquets, pack picnics, and other special events
Urge pack participation in appropriate programs of the chartered organization, as well as suggest ways of showing interest in the chartered organization's overall program
Publicize and promote pack participation in Scouting Anniversary Week activities
Circulate Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, and Webelos Scout recruiting fliers and leaflets to invite boys to join. Work with the pack committee to promote new membership. Let the people in the neighborhood know that a Cub Scout pack is available
Consider using a monthly or quarterly pack newsletter to inform families of pack plans, guide new parents and guardians in pack policies, and create a feeling of unity among members of the pack family
Provide pack announcements for regular release in the official bulletins, newsletters, Web sites, etc., of your chartered organization
Make use of the news media in publicizing pack events
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Outings/Camping Chair
Help the Cubmaster plan and arrange for external activities
Arrange for property, fire, and tour permits when required
Locate new picnic areas
Arrange for safe transportation when needed
Plan first aid for emergencies
Help Webelos den leaders plan Webelos overnight campouts. Help arrange for equipment, as needed
Arrange for Safe Swim Defense implementation for all outings involving swimming
Plan outings to help pack and dens qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award
Help inform parents and guardians about opportunities for family camping. Ensure that at least one adult has completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) before any pack campout
Help promote day camp and resident camp opportunities
Be aware of BSA health and safety requirements and see that they are implemented
Know and carry out BSA outdoor program policy related to Cub Scouting. Review all activities to ensure that unit leaders comply with BSA policies in the Guide to Safe Scouting
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Membership and Registration Chair
Prepare reregistration papers and an annual report to the chartered organization. Secure signatures and registration fees for the coming year
Ask the chartered organization representative to submit a charter application and annual report to the chartered organization for approval
Arrange for periodic uniform inspections with the unit commissioner. At least a month before charter expiration, also arrange for the annual membership inventory, a uniform inspection, and the annual charter review meeting
Help the Cubmaster and chartered organization representative plan and conduct the formal charter presentation
Conduct an annual census of boys in the chartered organization for systematic recruitment. Work with pack committee members to promote recruitment plans
Visit new families in their homes. Review with them the Bobcat requirements and "Parent Guide" in their son's handbook. Emphasize the part that the family plays in their son's advancement. Stress parent/guardian participation at all pack functions and see that new families are introduced and feel welcome at pack meetings
Work with the Cubmaster and pack committee to develop and carry out a plan for year-round membership growth
Work with the Cubmaster and pack committee to see that 
eligible Tiger Cubs transition into a Wolf den at the appropriate time
eligible Wolf Cub Scouts or 9-year-old Cub Scouts transition into a Bear den at the appropriate time
eligible Bear Cub Scouts or 10-year-old Cub Scouts transition into a Webelos den at the appropriate time
Webelos Scouts and parents or guardians have a smooth transition into a Boy Scout troop
Work with the Cubmaster in following up on former pack members who are now Boy Scouts and potential den chiefs
Follow up on Cub Scout dropouts to help return them to full, active membership
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Pack Trainer
The goal of the pack trainer is to have 100 percent of the pack leaders trained in their position responsibilities. New leaders and adult family members should receive orientation within one week of joining the pack, and leaders should receive position-specific training within 30 days.
Conducting orientation of new families and pack leaders
Encouraging pack leaders to attend Cub Scout Leader Basic Training, which includes New Leader Essentials and Cub Scout Leader Specific Training
Helping with Unit Leadership Enhancements during pack leaders' meetings
Conducting other training as designated by the district and/or council
Encouraging pack leaders to attend ongoing training such as Youth Protection training, roundtable, pow wow, BALOO, Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders, and Wood Badge
Remaining current with training material and program updates
Keeping track of pack training records
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CubMaster
Everything the Cubmaster does is aimed at helping the individual boy. Securing strong leaders, planning den and pack activities, advising other leaders and adult family members—these are all ways in which the Cubmaster affects the kind of Cub Scouting each boy in the pack is offered. The Cubmaster directly influences the lives of individual boys by keeping in mind that boys can become better through Cub Scouting.
Conduct a pack program according to the policies of the BSA
Attend monthly roundtables
Plan and help carry out the Cub Scout program in the pack. This includes leading the monthly pack meeting, with the help of other leaders
Help the pack committee with a year-round recruitment plan for recruiting boys into Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouting, and Webelos Scouting
Work with the pack committee on (1) program ideas, (2) selecting and recruiting adult leaders, and (3) establishing a budget plan
Guide and support den leaders. See that they receive the required training for their positions.
Help establish and maintain good relationships with Boy Scout troops
Maintain good relationships with parents and guardians. Seek their support and include them in activities. Involve male relatives such as uncles and grandfathers so that Cub Scouts will have additional male role models
Guide Cub Scouts in goodwill and conservation projects
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Assistant CubMaster
Every pack should have at least one assistant Cubmaster. In most packs, two or three will be helpful, allowing the Cubmaster to divide responsibilities. At least one assistant Cubmaster should be able to replace the Cubmaster's position in case of an emergency. The assistant Cubmaster is recommended by the Cubmaster, approved by the pack committee and chartered organization, and registered as an adult leader of the BSA.
Help the Cubmaster as needed. Be ready to fill in for the Cubmaster, if necessary
Attend monthly roundtables
Supervise den chiefs and see that they are trained
Conduct the monthly Den Chief planning meeting for all Den Leaders, Den Co-Leaders, and Den Chiefs to plan and coordinate weekly den meetings and pack meeting participation
Work with neighborhood troops that supply den chiefs and into which Webelos Scouts may graduate
Work with the pack committee on outings to see that the pack and dens qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award
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Webelos Den Leader
Give leadership to planning and carrying out a year-round program of activities for the Webelos den to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting
Complete Webelos den leader Fast Start Training, position-specific Basic Leader Training, and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders
Attend monthly roundtables
Encourage Webelos Scouts to advance. Maintain high advancement standards. Keep accurate advancement records and see that the boys are promptly recognized for their achievements
Ask qualified people, including adult family members, to serve as activity badge counselors
Encourage parents or guardians of Webelos Scouts to help plan and carry out overnight campouts and other outdoor activities. Work with the troop assistant Scoutmaster or Scoutmaster to arrange for the loan of troop equipment for joint Webelos den-troop activities
Help the den and the pack earn the National Summertime Pack Award
Have a plan to ensure that a leader is available for all Webelos den meetings and activities. Call on the assistant Webelos den leader to fill in, as needed
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Cub Scout Den Leader
Give leadership in carrying out the pack program in the den
Attend monthly roundtables
Help the Cubmaster (or assistant Cubmaster) and pack committee recruit new boys throughout the year
Help train the den chief and guide him in working with Cub Scouts. See that he receives recognition for his efforts at den and pack meetings
With the assistant den leader, meet with the den chief and let him help plan den meetings and den activities; allow him to serve as den activities assistant
Stimulate the Cub Scouts' imaginations on the program theme for the month and help the den prepare its stunts and exhibits for the pack meeting
Help the den and pack earn the National Summertime Pack Award
Involve den fathers, uncles, and grandfathers in outings and other den activities so that boys will have additional male role models
See that a leader is available for all den meetings and activities. Call on the assistant den leader to fill in when necessary
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Tiger Cub Den Leader
Give leadership in carrying out the pack program in the den.
Attend monthly roundtable meetings.
Lead the den in its participation at pack meetings. 
Coordinate shared leadership among the Tiger Cub adult partners in the den.
Ensure that each Tiger Cub and his adult partner have the opportunity to be the host team, planning and executing the den activities, rotating responsibilities monthly.
Help the den and pack earn the National Summertime Pack Award.
Take part in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.
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Cub Scout Den Co-Leader
The Cub Scout Den Co-Leader shares the work of the Cub Scout den leader and may be called upon to serve as a family contact or record keeper, or to handle other details of den operation. Each den should have at least one Den Co-Leader, and more if needed.
Help the den leader as needed
Carry out the duties assigned by the den leader
Be ready to fill in for the den leader in case of an emergency
Help establish a close working relationship with the den leader and den chief, functioning with them as a den leadership team
Attend monthly roundtables
Take part in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings
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Cub Scout Den Chief
Know the purposes of Cub Scouting
Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting
Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings
Set a good example through attitude and proper uniform
Be a friend to the boys in the den
Help lead weekly den meetings
Help the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting
Know the importance of the monthly theme and pack meeting plans
Meet regularly with the den leader to review den and pack meeting plans. Meet as needed with adult members of the den, pack, and troop
Help the denner and assistant denner to be leaders

Den Leader

 

Patrick Prondzinski

Den Co-Leader

 

Steve Tacke

Webelos Leader

 

Greg Peterson

Webelos Leader

 

Steve Morateck

Webelos Leader

 

Mike Owens

Webelos Leader

 

Aimee Martin

District B Executive

 

Greg Fischer

Scout Council

 

Potawatomi Area Council

Cubmaster

Dave Ellis

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