Volunteer Opportunities with our Cub Scouts

Adult volunteers underpin the success of Cub Scouts. Discover the benefits of sharing common experiences, learning new skills, and having fun while supporting our youth.

Whether you are male or female, working directly with Scouts, or helping out behind the scenes, volunteering with Scouting can be as rewarding to adults as it is meaningful to the kids.

At the Pack level, typical volunteer opportunities (with approximate time commitments) include:


Organizes and MCs the monthly Pack meetings. Encouraged to attend monthly Cub Scout roundtable meetings with other Pack Cubmasters. Can be male or female. (3-4 hours a month)

Cub Scout den leaders work directly with Cub Scouts and their parents/guardians to execute the Cub Scouting program in the den. They plan and conduct den meetings, usually twice a month, with the assistance of other parents and a Boy Scout Den Chief. They are encouraged to attend the monthly Cub Scout roundtable meetings to collaborate with other den leaders. Can be male or female. (6 hours a month)

Events and Activities

Provide assistance to the Den leader or Pack Cubmaster at a den meeting, Pack meeting, weekend outing or Pack camping trip.

Recruits volunteers for both the practice session and actual event; arranges for the distribution of car “blanks”. (4 hours total, December – January)

Coordinates recruitment of new Cub Scouts, with Pack and Council support. Provides support for new parents in the Pack. (6 hours)

Assigns streets to dens for dropping off Scouting for Food information and collection bags at homes in Piedmont. (6 hours during one week in the fall)


Emails Pack/den leaders to solicit info on Cub Scout achievements, enters achievements and service hours into BSA National database, and works with the Council office to purchase and distribute awards at Pack meetings. (2-3 hours per month)

Organizes this Pack-wide family potluck, usually held in February. (5-8 hours)

Liaison between the chartering organization and the Pack. Attends Pack committee meetings. (1 hour per committee meeting)

Every fall, the chair works with the Committee Chair, the Commissioner, the Cubmaster, and Pack treasurer to verify membership of the unit and submit the completed information to the Council in a timely manner. Requires attendance at one Council meeting. (6 hours per year)

Recruits and supports the Pack’s adult volunteers and ensures smooth running of the Pack. (5 hours a month)

Maintains email list for the Pack and sends out information as requested to members of the Pack. Sends key notices/announcements to the school newsletter coordinator or local newspapers. This position is a great way to tell non-Scouts about all the great things Scouts do. (5 hours annually)

Solicits input on Pack honoree for this annual Council-wide event and helps to make the event a success. Coordinates parent attendance to honor Pack honoree, and helps with event set-up. (2-5 hours in March – April)

Coordinates solicitations for the Friends of Scouting campaign. (5-10 hours in the Fall)

Coordinates a series of weekend hikes and/or overnight camping trips for the Pack. (2 hours a month)

Processes reimbursement requests and collects annual Scout fees through Den leaders. (10 hours annually)

Coordinates Pack participation in this Council fundraising event in November/December. Organizes and ensures required staffing of adults and youth for shifts at Council Tree Lot. (4-6 hours during late Fall)

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“Being involved as a Scout volunteer has given me a unique window into my boys’ lives: I have witnessed their “ah- hah!” moments as they learn new skills; watched as they developed interpersonal skills; and experienced some really fun activities alongside them—from building and launching rockets to painting self-portraits to planning successful camping trips! Scouts has set them on the path to becoming well-rounded young men!”

– Nancy Steimle
Cub Scout Den Leader


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