Cub Committee Chair
(BSA position code: CC)
Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.
The Purposes of Your Calling: Under the direction of the Chartered Organization Representative (COR), the Cub Committee Chair supervises the Cub Committee and pack adult leaders. The Cub Committee Chair, along with the COR and the Cubmaster, makes up the Unit “Key 3”.
The Ward is the chartered organization and, as such, charters the pack with the Boy Scouts of America each year through the local council. Every pack is under the supervision of a Cub Committee. The Cub Committee is responsible for the administrative side of the Boy Scout Troop. This committee consists of a minimum of three qualified adults, 21 years of age or older, who are selected by the chartered organization (the ward) and registered as adult leaders of the BSA. One of these is designated as Cub Committee Chair. Often, with a committee of three, members must assume responsibility in more than one area than with a committee of six or seven where responsibilities can be spread around. In many wards, there are only three or four committee members, so each member will have to assume more than one committee position and its respective responsibilities. If possible, have seven or more adults serve on the Cub Committee since experience has shown that a larger committee generally ensures a stronger, more stable pack.
A strong Cub Committee will have individual members assigned to such areas as record keeping and correspondence (secretary), finances (treasurer), advancement, training, public relations, outings, and membership and registration (membership).By taking these administrative responsibilities off the Cubmaster, the Cubmaster is then able to focus more on working with the boys.
The Purposes of LDS Cub Scouting
- Character development.
- Spiritual Growth.
- Good citizenship.
- Sportsmanship and fitness.
- Family understanding.
- Respectful relations.
- Personal achievement.
- Friendly service.
- Fun and adventure.
- Preparation for Boy Scouting.
- Preparing to receive the Aaronic Priesthood.
Methods of Cub Scouting
- Living the Ideals – Scout Oath, Scout Law, the Cub Scout motto, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, and salute
- Belonging to a Den
- Using Advancement -provides fun for the Scouts, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges
- Involving Family and Home
- Participating in Activities – These methods are what make Cub Scouting happen in the lives of boys and their families.
- Serving Home and Neighborhood – It helps Scouts strengthen connections to their local communities, which in turn support the boys’ growth and development.
- Wearing the Uniform – serve a dual purpose, demonstrating membership in the group and individual achievement
Guidelines of Your Stewardship:
Your calling as the Cub Committee Chair has many important responsibilities in Cub Scouts:
- A member of the Ward Key 3.
- Organize the committee to see that all functions are delegated, coordinated and completed.
- Maintain a close relationship with the chartered organization representative and the Cubmaster.
- Interpret national and local policies to the pack.
- Prepare Cub Scout committee meeting agendas.
- Secure top-notch, trained individuals for camp leadership.
- Arrange for charter review and recharter annually.
- Plan the charter presentation.
- Work closely with the unit commissioner and other pack and troop leaders in effecting a smooth transition of Webelos Scouts into the 11-Year Scout Patrol of the Scout troop.
- Ensure that the Adult Scout Leaders (including, but not limited to: Cubmaster, Den Leaders, Assistant Den Leaders, Denners, and Den Chiefs) hold meetings regularly and attend to their responsibilities.
- Ensure that the Adult Scout Leaders are current on Youth Protection Training and are following its requirements, including two deep leadership at all activities and outings.
- Ensure that there is sufficient leadership for all activities and outings.
- Attend Pack meeting as often as responsibly possible.
- Attend the annual District Committee meeting
- Strongly encourage participation in training opportunities. In order to deliver the Scouting program, a leader must know what the Scouting program is. Training is provides via classroom and online formats.
- Ensure that all Adult Cub Scout Leaders are current on Youth Protection Training.
- Get position specific basic trained by BSA (information below) as soon as reasonably possible. Ideally within 30-days of being called.
- Encourage Cub Adult Scout Leaders to attend monthly Scout Leadership Training Council. Lead by example and attend them as well.
- Hold monthly Ward Key 3 Cub Scout Leaders Meetings and Cub Scout committee meetings. As Committee Chair, you will call, conduct, and promote attendance at these meetings. Regular unit committee meetings are important to see that all functions are covered and that the unit leadership is properly supported.
As the Cub Scout Committee Chair, you need to Register as an Adult Scout Leader with the Scout Office as the “Committee Chair”, using position code CC. While you are waiting for the Scout Office to process your paperwork, which will take about two weeks, we ask that you begin your position specific training, which consists of either the “C60 Pack Committee Challenge” classroom training OR the following 23 online ScoutingU training classes:
Before the First Meeting classes to be completed after being called, but before you are sustained. These courses are:
- SCO_219 The Pack Committee
- SCO_210 How Dens and Packs Work
- SCO_200 Cub Scouting Purposes
- SCO_204 The Methods of Cub Scouting
- SCO_202 Cub Scouting Ideals
- These 5 classes will take a total of about 50-minutes.
Once you finished the Before the First Meeting classes, begin the First 30-days classes, which should be completed within 30-days of being sustained. These courses are:
- SCO_222 Nine Elements of Effective Planning
- SCO_227 Annual Program Planning
- SCO_223 Monthly Planning
- SCO_229 Building the Pack’s Budget
- SCO_228 Pack Funding
- SCO_225 The Cubmaster
- SCO_218 Selecting Leaders
- SCO_209 Effective Leadership
- These 8 classes will take a total of about an hour.
Finally, you will finish the last 10 ScoutingU position specific basic training classes, which should be completed during the second 30-days after being sustained. These courses are:
- SCO_214 Cub Scout Advancement
- SCO_216 Advancement Recognition and Recording
- SCO_215 Other Awards Cub Scouts Can Earn
- SCO_201 Year Round Fun
- SCO_224 Working with Boys – Overview
- SCO_205 Working with Parents and Families
- SCO_217 Core Resources for Leaders
- SCO_206 Supplemental Leader Resources
- SCO_220 Scouting Organizational Structure
- SCO_530 Journey to Excellence
- These 10 classes will take a total of about an hour and a half.
Continuing and additional training
You will need to retake Youth Protection Training at least once every other year, although annually is preferred.
Please attend the monthly Stake Scout Leadership Training Council as often as possible. During this training training topics that the Stake and the Scout District feel are important are presented.
Recommended, but optional, online LDS Pack Committee training designed to provide committee members serving in LDS-sponsored units with the basic information they need to support a pack and conduct a successful Cub Scout program. It is designed for LDS Pack Committee members to teach elements of Scouting in the Church that may not be explained in the position specific basic training.