It is impossible for us to offer your son a quality scouting experience without your involvement. Accordingly, all parents are strongly encouraged to donate their time to a pack leadership position or to the planning and execution of a specific event.
Support and Training: Pack 51 is committed to providing den leaders with the necessary training and support to carry out their duties. In addition to support from current leaders and online Fast Start Leader Training and online Youth Protection Training, there are district-wide Cub Scout training opportunities that we strongly encourage den leaders to attend. Pack 51 will pay the modest registration fees for any leader completing the training. Pack 51 also provides helpful support publications free of charge to den leaders.
Cub Scouts promotes the Den and Pack Meeting Resource Guide as a way of having successful den and pack meetings. This program was originally called “Fast Tracks” when it was a BSA Pilot Program, but the program’s apparent success has moved it to the recommended mainline method of delivering the Cub Scout program.
I Don’t Have the Time – Time is, of course, scarce for everyone. However, Pack 51 believes in den leaders working as a team in the Pack, to share the load. The Cubmaster, Asst. Cubmaster and other den leaders will be there to help when you need it, and you’ll find help among the other den parents.
I Don’t Know How – Unless you were a Cub Scout or Boy Scout, or have some other Scouting experience, it is entirely likely that you don’t know anything about how Scouting works. Don’t let this bother you. In addition to the support and training listed above, Scouting itself, and our District and Council, have all kinds of resources to help you succeed. All you need to bring to the table is a little time and a positive “I can do this” attitude.