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Pack Trainer

Qualifications:

pack-trainer-patchIf residing in this country but not a citizen of the United States, agrees to abide by the Scout Oath and Law, to respect and obey the laws of the United States of America, and to subscribe to the BSA statement of religious principle. Is at least 21 years of age, and is registered with the BSA as a pack trainer. It is recommended that the pack trainer have at least one year of experience in a leadership position in Cub Scouting, preferably as a Cub Scout or Webelos den leader. Pack trainers should be trained at a district or council trainer development conference. The pack committee selects the pack trainer with the approval of the chartered organization. For new packs and those lacking experienced leaders, an experienced leader from the district training team or another pack may be appointed as pack trainer until the new leaders gain experience.

Responsibilities:

The pack trainer is responsible for

  • Conducting orientation of new families and pack leaders. (See Chapter 10 of the Cub Scout Leader Book, "Den and Pack Management.")
  • Training each new leader and pack committee member for his or her specific position, using material provided by the BSA.
  • Helping with Unit Leadership Enhancements during pack leaders' meetings.
  • Conducting other training as designated by the district and/or council.
  • Encouraging pack leaders to attend ongoing training, such as Roundtable, Pow Wow or University of Scouting, outdoor training, Youth Protection training, and Wood Badge.
  • Remaining current with training material and program updates.
  • Keeping track of pack training records.
    The goal of the pack trainer is to have 100 percent of the pack leadership trained in their position responsibilities. New leaders and adult family members should receive orientation within one week of joining the pack, and leaders should receive position-specific training within 30 days.