As a parent or guardian of a Scout registered in Pack 62, you play one of the most important roles in your son’s Scouting experience. Consider being an active participant, not only in attending events, but in volunteering your valuable time. Volunteering. You will soon find that the time you spend involved with your son's Pack will give you the opportunity to be a "hero" in your son's eyes, and will give you a way to teach volunteerism by example. More boys will go on to volunteer later in life when their parents have led by example. Be assured that the time you spend as an active Scouting parent will be quality time with your son, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime! What do I get out of volunteering?Being involved in Cub Scouting is fun, challenging and rewarding. Leaders find that their experiences help them to become better parents. Following are some of the many dividends that will enrich your life as you dedicate your time, talents, and enthusiasm to Scouting:- Fun and fellowship with other families, sharing your pride in the boys' accomplishments.- The privilege of helping to enrich and strengthen families.- A chance to help boys learn good citizenship and to help shape them into men who have strength of character and are sensitive to the needs of others.- The opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of boys as they grow strong in mind and body.- A code to live by which will set a worthwhile example for both boys and adults.- The satisfaction of being a member of a worldwide movement, and pride in being publicly identified as a part of this organization -- wearing the Scouting uniform is a visible means of showing you believe in and stand up for the ideals and objectives of the Boy Scouts of America. How can I help? We're glad you asked, because we have many ways you can get involved, big and small, year-long or short-term. You are the best judge of the time you can commit. The Pack cannot exist without your involvement on some level. The following are ways you can become involved (the descriptions are brief; however, if you are interested in a position, we can give you a full job description and additional details).
Large€¯ Ongoing Commitment: The following positions are uniformed leadership positions that require training. These volunteers should attend the monthly Committee meeting.- Committee Chair- Cubmaster & Assistant Cubmasters- Advancement Chair- Den Leaders & Assistant Den Leaders Medium to Small€¯ Ongoing Commitment: The people in the following positions can choose to be uniformed or non-uniformed. Some of the positions may require training. - Secretary- Treasurer- Pack Trainer- Camping Coordinator- Public Relations Coordinator*- Website Coordinator*- Religious Activities Coordinator*- Outings Coordinator*- Service Coordinator** These are new positions the Committee would like to fill. Short-term Commitments: The following positions are not ongoing, and those in these positions will only spend a couple months out of the year coordinating their responsibilities. The people in the following positions can choose to be uniformed or non-uniformed. Some of the positions may require training.- Friends of Scouting Coordinator (January thru March)- Popcorn Kernal (August to December)- Blue & Gold Coordinator (January thru March)- Pinewood Derby Coordinator (December thru February)- Raingutter Regatta Coordinator (September-October) - Banquet Coordinator (Holiday Banquet - November-December; Graduation - April-May)
Leader Training. Some positions require leaders to be trained and nearly all training is available online. To complete your initial training, go to http://www.olc.scouting.org.
You should complete these trainings, before you begin your first meeting with your Scouts. There is also a course called "This is Scouting" which should be completed within the first 90 days of assuming a leadership position.
- Youth Protection Training. All adult leaders are required to take youth protection training. We also recommend that all parents, regardless of position in the Pack, take youth protection training.
- Fast Start & This is Scouting. So you're a new leader! Thank you!
- Basic Training. After you have completed the Fast Start training for your leadership position, the next step is Cub Scout Leader Specific Training, also available online. This training will give you a more in-depth understanding of your new leadership position and the Cub Scouting program.
- TRAINED! Congratulations. Once you have completed these trainings and turn in the certificates, you entitled to wear the “trained” patch on your uniform.
Supplemental Training. After you have completed Fast Start and Basic Training, you will be well on your way. A very good leader looks for opportunities to expand their skills, so the Indian Peaks District and Longs Peak Council offer supplemental training sessions such as BALOO, Outdoor Skills for Webelos leaders, University of Scouting, and Wood Badge courses. Additional information is available online or from your Pack Trainer
Other Publications. When you become a registered leader with the BSA, you will start receiving issues of Scouting Magazine. This publication will keep you up-to-date with new and upcoming information. You can also visit the Indian Peaks and Longs Peak Council websites for even more information.