Become a Trained Leader

Parents/Guardians are the lifeblood of our pack.  Without them, 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 our pack.  ALL the required training can be taken online - so you can take the training at your own pace.

Parents are members of the Pack Committee. The Pack Committee plans the programming for all the activities of the Pack at the monthly committee meetings. There are a variety of roles and sub-committees to keep our pack running. Pack Committee meetings can be an enjoyable way to learn how Pack 608 works and get to know other parents.  ANY parent can attend and is encouraged to attend any committee meeting, you DO NOT need to be an official or regular committee member.

The committee enables, equips, and trains the leaders and parent volunteers. We ask that you identify your strengths and find ways to apply them towards the program. Your role is certainly up to you but we all hope you find a good place in our Pack to apply those skills and enhance the program. Feel free to speak with any of the current leaders about where you can help.


Leader Training

All current and new leaders must complete the Youth Protection and Leader-Specific training as required by Council and by our Pack. In Cub Scouts, all training can be completed online.


 
First Step to Leadership
  1. Talk to a current leader (Cubmaster, Pack trainer, Committee Chair, Den Leader) about your willingness to help
  2. Discuss which role would best fit your talents and comfort level
  3. Complete Council Specific Training
Council Specific Training (45 Minutes)
  1. Fill out the Cub ScoutAdult Application.
  2. Go to myscouting.org and create an account.
  3. Take the following courses at myscouting.org.
    1. Youth Protection Training
    2. This is Scouting
    3. Leader Specific (which role you will be performing)
  4. Print the Youth Protection Certificate (available upon completion of the course).
  5. Submit the certificate and the application to the Pack Trainer.



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!
  • Follow the advice we give the boys... Do your best.  If that includes getting trained if you need to get trained.
  • Encourage other parents to help.  Work as a team with projects that need attention.