Strong Leaders  Strong Values  | Character Counts
Becoming a Trained Leader 
 
Parents are the lifeblood of any Cub Scout Pack.  We depend on our parents to step up and help on numerous levels. Without their help, our program would be limited and our Scouts would be missing out on the fun. 
 
It is very easy to become a Trained Leader in Boy Scouts.  ALL the required training can be taken online - so you can take the courses at your own pace.
 
Steps Toward Leadership
 
Talk to the Cubmaster or Committee Chair about your interest. Discuss which role(s) you might focus your effort. 
  1. Request an Adult Leader Application
  2. Go to myscouting.org and taking the courses that apply to that area of focus. You can take any of the courses you wish at anytime, but make sure you take the required ones. 
  3. Submit your Application with a printed copy of your "Youth Protection Training" certificate.
  4. Talk with the Webmaster about your new role. They might have some additional training and communication tools for you to learn.
  5. When you get your official BSA number you should plug it into your myscouting.org account. (This helps at the end of the year when it comes time to re-charter our Pack.)
The more parents the better the program and the more rewarding it is for everyone.


 


Parent Action Items
  • Volunteer to help with small defined tasks. 
  • Ask your Den Leader if they need help.
  • Ask the Cubmaster or Committee Chair about the needs of the Pack. 
  • Remain positive and look for ways to improve the program - turn problems into solutions.  We are not perfect and we will never will be perfect. So don't expect perfect, expect honest effort.
  • Follow the advice we give the boys... Do your best.  If that includes getting trained then you need to get trained.
  • Encourage other parents to help.  Work as a team with projects that need attention.


Now Recruiting: Tiger Cub Leaders

posted Sep 16, 2012, 8:01 PM by Pack 20 Webmaster

Your son just signed for Tiger Cubs -- congratulations!  As a Tiger Cub adult partner, you will accompany him to Den Meetings, Pack Meetings, and all sorts of fun activities.  You'll also share responsibility for those Den Meetings with the other parents, taking your turn(s) planning and running meetings.

So what do the Tiger Cub den leaders do?  They provide an overall structure to the program and coordinate the boy-adult partner teams in putting that program on.  You can read more about the Tiger Cub program, including expectations of den leaders, at So You're A New Tiger Cub Den Leader.

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