Pack 147 Committee
Committee Positions Currently Available:
Pack Outings/Activities Chair
Summertime Activities Coordinator
Public Relations/Community Service Chair
Please see Position Descriptions Below
This person is the liaison between the Pack, the chartered organization, and the BSA. The Chartered Organization Representative is responsible for the following:
Making sure that the chartered organization is aware of what the Pack is doing.
Coordinates activities between the chartered organization and the Pack.
Communicate any relevant policies that the charter organization has to the Pack committee.
A point that a new Scouter often misses is that the chartered organization "owns" the Pack, but not the Pack committee. The Pack Committee is simply an administrative arm of the chartered organization.
The Chartered Organization Representative is a voting member of the local BSA Council and District committees. As such, they represent the Pack on these committees.
If the chartered organization has more than one unit (e.g., a Cub Scout Pack and a Boy Scout Troop), the Chartered Organization Representative serves both.
This person works to have all committee positions filled, call and preside at regular monthly meetings of committee and supervise committee operations. Conduct the annual pack program planning conference. Maintain a close working relationships with leaders keeping them informed of activities, advancement, camping and training. Seek needed help from unit commissioner, district committee and other Packs and Troops. See that charter application is completed and turned in to council office before the expiration month. Support the policies of BSA.
Member of Community Service Committee
The goal of the pack trainer is to have 100 percent of the pack leadership BSA trained in their position responsibilities. New leaders and adult family members should receive orientation and FastStart training within one week of joining the pack, and leaders should receive position specific within 30 days. Encourage pack leaders to attend ongoing training, such as roundtable, University of Scouting, outdoor training, Youth Protection training, and Wood Badge. Remain current with training material and program updates. Keep track of pack training records and submit updated trained leader reports to the district and council.
Conduct annual fundraising campaign and ensures that every Cub Scout participates and earns his own way in scouting.
Head of Ways & Means Committee
Responsible for the pack Sign Up for Scouting, Spring into Scouting youth recruiting campaigns and for coordinating year around recruitment, growth and retention. See that every Scout has a smooth transition into the next year of Scouting.
Member of Derby Committee
Update Packs equipment inventory quarterly and keeps equipment in good repair. Issues equipment and see that it is returned in good order. Suggests new or replacement items.
Member of Ways & Means / Camping & Outings committe
Keep minutes of pack committee meetings. Send out those minutes to all to review.
Member of Blue & Gold Comittee
Supervise a sound Pack budget plan. Keep pack financial record book. Responsible for bank account requiring two signatures. Guide the pack in conducting council approved pack money-earning projects. Maintain financial records, paying bills, preparing financial summaries, and presenting financial updates at Leader’s meetings. No summertime commitments. Additional time will be required each fall, preparing an annual budget and updating pack membership records.
Approve all budget expenditures.
Check all disbursements against budget allowances, and pay bills by check.
Keep up-to-date financial records. Give leadership in developing a coordinated record keeping system in the Pack. Maintain an inventory of Pack property.
Be aware of and deal appropriately with families for whom cub scouting can be a financial hardship.
Together with the Cubmaster determine when scholarships are appropriate.
Make regular monthly financial reports to the Pack committee at the Pack leaders’ meeting.
Also a Member of Ways & Means Committee
Strengthen the pack by helping to train parents and leaders in methods of advancement. Obtain list of awards earned from den leaders each month, prepare advancement report, and turn this into the council office when ordering necessary awards and supplies. Give pack copy of report to secretary to record in Pack Record Book. Help plan and conduct induction, advancement recognition and graduation ceremonies.
This person is responsible for the coordination and planning of the annual Pinewood Derby/Raingutter Regatta, and Cubonapolis for Pack 147. Oversees the pick up and distribution of the kits, works with committee to plan and conduct the event including decorations, set up, awards, food and activities.
Head of Derby Committee
Responsible for the planning and promotion of the Summer Events which keeps our Pack in compliance with the requirements for the National Summertime Pack Award. Uses the 4-year rotation of events approved by the Committee. Tracks attendance or appoints a designated participant to record and report attendance at each event for tracking purposes. Completes the application for the Summertime Pack Award for signature.
Head of Summertime Committee
Inform parents of their responsibilities in Cub Scouting and with the Charter Organization. Provide pack news and announcements for newspapers, bulletins of sponsor, websites, etc. Promote and stimulate service projects, Scout Anniversary Week, Scout Sunday or Sabbath, and family participation in all Pack events. Promote new membership and let people in the neighborhood know that Scouting is available.
Head of Community Service Committee
Responsible for the promotion of summer TVSR Day Camp. This includes, but is not limited to, collecting of youth and adult registrations, health forms, and YPT verifications as well as communicating with the Mohegan Council Day Camp Coordinator to ensure that all chaperone requirements are met for the dens attending from Pack 147. This includes attending at least one District Roundtable in order to obtain the necessary information to report back to the Pack.
Plan, promote and coordinate attendance at Pack, district and council camps and events. Arrange transportation, tour permits and first-aid for all pack outings. Have adult leaders review the Guide to Safe Scouting and complete Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO). Qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award, participate in Scouting for Food and take advantage of district and council events/activities.