The pack is a collection of chidlren (boys and girls) ages 5 to 10 and adults associated with a chartered organization. Adult leadership in the pack includes the Cubmaster and assistant, a pack committee chair and committee members, den leaders and assistants, a pack trainer, and the chartered organization representative. A group of up to 10 children makes up a den. The den members are in the same grade or age group and work on age-appropriate activities. Each den is required to have a den leader and an assistant den leader. Parent involvement makes the den run smoother, as the additional hands lighten the load of the volunteer leaders. Below the chart are more details.
A small group of Cub Scouts who are in the same grade. The ideal size is 6 to 8 Cub Scouts, but a new den can be started with as few as 3 to 4 children. The ranks for each den are as follows:
- Bobcat: The first rank that every boy or girl must earn when entering the Cub Scouting Program (no matter the age)
- Lion Cubs: Lion Cubs are 5 years old or in the last year of preschool (Swiss 2P)
- Tiger Cubs: Tiger Cubs are 6 years old or in 1st grade (Swiss 3P)
- Wolf Cubs: Wolf Cubs are 7 years old or in 2nd grade (Swiss 4P)
- Bear Cubs: Bear Cubs are 8 years old or in 3rd grade (Swiss 5P)
- Webelos: Webelos are 9 years old or in 4th grade (Swiss 6P)
- Arrow of Light: AOLs are 10 years old or in 5th grade (Swiss 7P)
An adult, usually a parent, serves as a Den Leader. They carry out the activities related to adventures as they are presented in the Cub Scout’s handbook and the Den Leader Guide.
The pack is made up of several dens. The make up and size of the pack varies based on local interest and resources. Each pack is identified by a number.
The leader of the pack meeting is the Cubmaster. In addition to serving as the master of ceremonies the Cubmaster provides support to Den Leaders.
Made up of parents, leaders, and other caring adults, the pack committee works to support den leaders and the cubmaster.
Our committee (see job descriptions and current members) meets monthly and handles the administrative side of managing the pack such as scout Enrollment, Den Leader Training, Kit & Badges, Finances, Event planning, Liaison with the Transatlantic Council and the BSA, etc.
Pack Committee Chair
The top volunteer in the pack is the Pack Committee Chair, who is responsible for ensuring enough qualified adult volunteers are in place to provide the program. They lead the pack committee meetings.
This is the organization that partners with Scouts BSA to deliver a Scouting program. They adopt Scouting to serve the youth in the community.
We are chartered by an association called The Friends of Scouting, run by Mrs. Sylvia Thullen, co-founder of Pack 130.
Chartered Organization Representative
This person appoints the Pack Committee Chair and approves all adult leaders. They provide resources from the chartered organization.
Beyond the Cub Scout Pack
To effectively support local Scouting programs, Scouts BSA provides a charter to a community board of volunteers to be responsible for providing the Scouting program to a defined geographical area. These geographical areas are called councils. Councils have a volunteer board which employs a Scout Executive to serve as the CEO and give leadership to the day to day operation. The Scout Executive hires staff to provide direct and indirect support to local Scouting programs. In each council there are many more volunteers than staff as the organization is volunteer lead and professionally guided.Councils are different in size based on factors such as population, geography, and local markets. Most councils operate Scout Camps and local Scout Shops and have a regional office to provides administrative support and record keeping. To identify what council a Scout or an adult belongs to, an identifying patch is worn at the top of the left sleeve shoulder of the uniform.
To provide more localized support to scouting, councils create districts. Districts are geographical areas of service. Districts have a volunteer District Committee that provides support to local programs in the areas of membership, finance, and program. Another group of volunteers called commissioners provide direct service to Scouting programs.
Pack 130 is in the Charlemagne District of the Transatlantic Council.