Pack 20 is the Cub Scout Pack serving Madeira, Ohio. It’s official Scouting unit number is Pack #3020, but is generally known as just Pack #20 locally. Pack 20 is a volunteer-run organization supported by both the national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the local Dan Beard Council (DBC). The Pack is chartered by Madeira Silverwood-Presbyterian Church (MSPC) and is over 80 years old.
Membership is available to boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through fifth, although Cub Scouting is a family activity and siblings and other family members are encouraged to attend all events and meetings. It’s also important to note that it’s not necessary to be a resident of Madeira in order to join Pack 20. Membership is open to anybody in the area, so friends and families from other neighborhoods that may be interested in participating with you are welcome to join. It’s never too late to start!
The adult volunteers that make up the Pack Leadership work directly with the Scouts and their families to deliver the Cub Scout program.
Works with both Cub Scouts and den leaders, providing direction, coaching, and support. The Cubmaster has three primary roles:
(1) Run the monthly Pack meeting; (2) Work with the Pack Committee and Pack Leaders to plan and carry out the Pack program; and (3)
Make sure Scouts are having their needs met and are having fun!
Helps the Cubmaster deliver the promise of Scouting, filling in when needed, and helping carry out the Pack program.
Charter Organization Representative
Serves as the liaison between the Charter Organization (Madeira Silverwood-Presbyterian Church) and the Pack; ensures all adult leaders serve the best interests of the Charter Organization and the BSA.
Leads the Den at weekly meetings and monthly Pack meetings, working directly with a specific age group of Cub Scouts. This is a very important position, as Den Leaders work with Scouts and their parents/guardians to help the Scouts learn and advance.
Assistant Den Leaders
Helps the Den Leader at meetings, including substituting leading the Den whenever necessary.
Den Chiefs are Scout BSA youth who assist a Cub Scout or Webelos Den Leader. They are selected by their Senior Patrol Leader and Scoutmaster, and approved by the Cubmaster and the Pack Committee for recommendation to the Den Leader. Den Chiefs help Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourage Cub Scouts to join a Scout BSA Troop upon graduation.
Every pack has a Pack Committee, which consists of at least three members (Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer). By handling administrative and support tasks, the Pack Committee allows the Cubmaster, Den Leaders, and Assistant Den Leaders to focus on working directly with the Cub Scouts. The Pack Committee is an opportunity to involve all adults in the family.
Pack Committee Chair
Oversees the Pack Committee as it provides support to Den Leaders and Pack Membership to ensure a quality program; this position is appointed by the Chartered Organization.
Secretary – Communications
Records and shares notes of Pack Committee meetings, as well as ensures pack records are up-to-date.
Ensures that the Pack is financially sound and tracks income and expenditures; collects registration fees and activity fees as well as making the necessary expense reimbursements.
Recruiting – New Member Coordinator
Helps welcome and engage new youth and their families and make sure they have the information they need; informs families of adult volunteer needs and opportunities.
Fundraising Coordinator – Popcorn Kernel
Runs the annual popcorn fundraiser; gets the Cub Scouts excited and motivated to sell is by far the most important part of this role.
Organizes and plans Pack outings, campouts, community service projects, as well as promoting and registering Scouts for Council camps.
Manages advancements earned by the Scouts by assuring leaders are appropriately checking requirements, paperwork, and entering into Scoutbook; purchasing and distributing Scout Shop supplies as needed for the Pack (badges, insignia, Scout handbooks, pins, awards, etc.); and arranging distribution at monthly Pack Meetings.
Learns about and promotes required training courses for Den Leaders and Pack Leaders (online and training seminars); courses are offered by the District and include “Fast Start” (online), New Leader Essentials and Leader Specific Training; assures the Pack’s training needs are met as required by the BSA.
Keeps Pack activities visible to the public, as well as to the families of the Pack, maintains the Pack website, blog and social media accounts.