Pack 386

Pack 386

Colleyville, TX

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Leadership

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Click here to see Pack Committee Organization Chart

HELP, I’m a Leader Now!

So, you’ve volunteered to be a den leader, assistant den leader, committee member, or the coordinator of a specific event. Now, what do you do?

Well, first of all, take a deep breath. Ahhhhh, feel better? If not, take a couple more. OK, it really isn’t as hard or traumatic as you think, or as easy as everyone told you when they convinced you to volunteer!

Organization and Communication

Organization is the key to success, but communication is very important also. Take the time to figure out key dates and resources (people, facilities, supplies, tools, etc.) you need to successfully do your job. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or tools that would make your job easier. Like I stated before, the position you’ve volunteered for will almost certainly be harder than you were told, so it may take more than one person or tools that our Pack doesn’t currently have.

Once you’ve figured out a schedule, let people know what you have planned! Also, arrange for facilities (if necessary) as far in advance as possible so that you are certain where things will take place.

Have Fun

While you’re trying to figure everything out and make sure everything’s perfect, don’t forget that the kids have joined Scouts to have fun. Don’t be afraid to have FUN with them! It’s the best way to keep them coming back to Den and Pack events, which means it’s also the best way to accomplish what Scouting intends – character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

Thanks!

A volunteer organization is only as good as the VOLUNTEERS that actively participate in that organization, so THANKS for helping to make us what we are not only today, but in the future!

Training

Trained Cub Scout leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for boys. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Cub Scouting, they are more effective in their roles.

  • Youth Protection Training
    • Required training for all leaders and Tiger Cub adult partners. The Trailblazer District conducts training sessions at various times during the year. Visit their website for details.
  • Fast Start Training
    • Designed for new Cub Scout leaders, this 15-20 minute training exercise will give you the information you need to confidently run your first meeting. And if you are an experienced leader taking over a new responsibility, you’ll find valuable information here for you, too.
  • New Leader Essentials Training
    • Required training for all leaders. Provides even more information to support you throughout the year. The Trailblazer District conducts training sessions at various times during the year. Visit their website for details.
  • Leader Specific Training
    • Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders, Cubmasters, and pack committee members can complete this training in one day or two or three evenings. The leader is considered trained upon completion of New Leader Essentials and the Leader Specific training for that position.

PackMaster Basics (101)

Pack 386 currently uses PackMaster to track vital Pack and Scout information – names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, awards, advancements, training, and much more. If you are a den leader, you (or someone else in your den) will be responsible for downloading the program (instruction will be provided) which allows you to keep track of individual achievements.  All information is kept in one central data file and stored securely through Packmaster’s website.  Updating your den’s information allows our Awards Chair has no problem with accessing the database on a set date to obtain information (shopping list) for upcoming Pack meetings for award presentations.

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