Friday, February 19, 2010

Two Key Positions are Vacant! Please Help Fill Them!

Pack 195 has two openings that are crucial to the success of the Pack.

The first opening is Committee Chair. Our current Committee Chair felt that she just did not have the time to continue on in this capacity, while her husband is working out of state.

The Pack Committee Chair job is to:
- 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.
- Complete pack committee Fast Start Training and Basic Leader Training for the position.
- Ask the committee to assist with recommendations for Cubmaster, assistant - Cubmasters, Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, and Webelos den leaders, as needed.
- Recognize the need for more dens, and see that new dens are formed as needed.
- Work with the chartered organization representative to provide adequate and safe facilities for pack meetings.
- Cooperate with the Cubmaster on council-approved money-earning projects so the pack can earn money for materials and equipment.
- 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.
- Appoint a committee member or other registered adult to be responsible for Youth Protection training.
- Provide a training program for adult family members.
- Develop and maintain strong pack-troop relationships, sharing with the troop committee the need for graduations into the troop.
- Work closely with the unit commissioner and other pack and troop leaders in bringing about a smooth transition of Webelos Scouts into the troop.
- Help bring families together at joint activities for Webelos dens (or packs) and Boy Scout troops.
- Support the policies of the BSA.
Essentially the Committe Chair's job along with the Committee is to Run The Pack!

As you can see this is an important position to have filled in the Pack, and I as the Cubmaster cannot do both jobs. I've been trying for a few weeks and it just isn't possible - despite the "cool, calm and collected" disposition I display at the meetings. LOL

The second position is Assistant Cubmaster.

The Assistant Cubmaster's responsibilites (as designated by the Cubmaster) are to:
- Help the Cubmaster as needed. Be ready to fill in for the Cubmaster, if necessary.
- Complete Cubmaster Fast Start Training and position-specific Basic Leader Training. Attend monthly roundtables.
- Participate in pack meetings.
- Supervise den chiefs and see that they are trained.
- Conduct the monthly den chief planning meeting for all den �leaders, assistant den 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.
- Help inform pack leaders of training opportunities and arrange for them to attend training sessions.
- Work with the pack committee to develop and promote an ongoing plan for recruiting new boys.
- Work with the Cubmaster and pack committee on pack reregistration.
- Help with pack activities, such as dinners, derbies, bike safety workshops, service projects, etc.
- Work with the pack committee on outings to see that the pack and dens qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award.
- Participate in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.
- Promote the religious emblems program.
- Support the policies of the BSA.
In fact having two or three Assistant Cubmasters would be ideal, allowing us 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.

Both of these positions are adult positions so the applicant must be at least 18 years of age. Also both of these positions require the holder to be fully trained, the good news is that you can get this training in one day in March - Saturday, March 6, 2010 by contacting Vicky Carswell:

If you or if you know of another adult in the Pack that would be great for either of these positions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank You

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