Pack Leadership


The Cubmaster is the unit leader. What does a Cubmaster do? The Cubmaster is responsible for:

  • Conducts the pack program which includes leading the monthly Pack meeting, with the help of the other leaders.

  • Guides, supports, motivates, and inspires the other adult leaders. Ensures adult leaders receive training for their positions.

  • Make sure the dens are functioning well.

  • Plann the den and pack programs with the help of the other leaders.

  • Coordinates the overall Cub Scout program for the pack.

  • Helps recruit den leaders and coaches.

  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with Boy Scout Troops.


The Pack Committee takes care of the administrative needs of the pack. It is organized and chaired by the Pack Committee Chairperson. The committee consists of at least three people and is responsible for: 

  • Finding a meeting place 

  • Setting the Pack policies in accordance with Boy Scouting and the chartered organization. 

  • Coordinatng the Pack program with that of the charter organization. 

  • Assist with the annual Pack charter renewel. 

  • Is responsible for carrying out the policies and regulations of the Boy Scouts of America. 

  • Provides encouragement to leaders in carrying out the Pack program. 

  • Provides the finances and fundraising coordination for the Pack. 

  • Is responsible for Pack property. 

  • Is responsible for the quality of the adult leadership, that the leadership is recruited and trained. This is all adult leadership, including Cubmaster. 

  • Responsible for recommending this leadership to the charter organization for final approval. 

  • Coordination between the Pack and other scouting units.

Den Leaders

Cub Scout den leaders work directly with Cub Scouts and their parents/guardians to execute the Scouting program in the den.


Is at least 21 years old, and should be an experienced leader, but may be a parent or guardian of a boy in the den. Recommended by the Cubmaster after consultation with the parents and guardians of the Cub Scouts involved, and approved by the pack committee and chartered organization. Registered as an adult leader of BSA.


Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that the den is an active and successful part of the pack.

  • Plan, prepare for, and conduct den meetings with the assistant den leader and den chief (if Wolf, Bear, or Webelos den leaders) or adult partners (if Tiger den leaders).

  • Attend the monthly pack leaders’ meetings.

  • Lead the den at the monthly pack activity.

  • Ensure the transition of Cub Scouts to a den of the next rank (or to a Boy Scout troop if Webelos Scouts) at the end of the year by encouraging them to earn the adventures for advancement.

  • Keep accurate records, and see that Cub Scouts receive recognition for their achievements.

  • Help the den earn the National Den Award.

  • Establish good working relationships with den families, seeking out their skills and talents.

  • Follow the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.