Volunteer to help the pack

How to get started

Anyone can help lead the pack! Here are some ideas you can help:

  • Volunteer to help with small defined tasks.

  • Ask your den leader if they need help.

  • Attend a pack leaders meeting - These are open to any interested adults and are a great way to contribute your ideas! See the calendar for dates.

  • Ask the Cubmaster or committee chair about the needs of the pack.

  • Remain positive and look for ways to improve the program - turn problems into solutions. We are not perfect and we will never will be perfect. Instead, we all do our best!

  • Encourage other parents to help. Work as a team with projects that need attention.

Parents are the lifeblood of our pack. Without them, our program would be limited and our Scouts would be missing out on the fun.

It is very easy to become an official leader in our pack. We have a lot of resources built up over many years to help organize the program. In addition, Scouts BSA offers training to all leadership positions which can be taken online - so you can take the training at your own pace.

Becoming a "Scouter" - Steps to Registered Leadership

  1. Talk to a current leader (Cubmaster, committee chair, den leader) about your willingness to help, and discuss which role would best fit your talents and comfort level.

  2. Fill out and print the Adult Leader Application at the bottom of this page, and send to Doug Mayne, Committee Chair committeechair@pack296cubs.org

  3. Complete the Youth Protection Training (required of all registered leaders), and print the YPT certificate. You may need to first create an account with my.scouting.org

  4. (Optional but recommended) Attend the leader-specific training available to your role on my.scouting.org

  5. Look through the templates and assets on our pack Google Drive to help you with planning

  6. Have fun and Do Your Best!