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Pack Unit Committee Meeting Dates:

The strength of a den depends heavily on the strength of the den leader.  New dens have been forming the last two months and what the youth sees on a weekly or every other week basis is there den leader.  If the den leader is organized, engaged, having fun there is a great chance the youth are having fun and will stay in the program.  In theory each pack should have 12-24 registered den leaders (depending if the pack serves girls). In the council packs average three registered den leaders per pack and our council goal is to achieve five per pack.  Often times cubmasters and committee chairs are also doing double duty as a den leader.  For those aiding a den on top of your assignment already, it can be daunting task and a lot of work.

As we start the new year.  Volunteering is the back bone in providing a quality program for a local unit.  Our district would like to attend one of your packs unit committee meetings.  Meeting with pack adult leadership at pack unit committees is the platform to interact with units. Being able to listen first hand and help provide resources in creating a culture of building bench strength at the den leader level. Beginning with the end in mind of successfully recruiting Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders to increase the packs number of den leaders in return will provide quality programming and additional support.

Please message your District Executive on your upcoming pack committee meeting (date, time, and location).  With the help of the commissioner core and district committee a volunteer will help represent your pack unit committee meeting.  Being able to get a volunteer to attend the pack unit committee meeting to share leader of the pack incentive and den leader recruitment helps to strengthen the den and ultimately the pack to ensure quality programming is being delivered to youth.

Will also walk through the leader of the Pack incentive.  Growing your packs den leaders and follow the quarterly achievements your pack can earn $75.

Selecting Cub Scout Leaders:

Tips and Tricks for Recruiting Den Leaders:

Contact your District Executive:

ARROWWOOD DISTRICT: Alice.LaLone@scouting.org

CHINQUAPIN DISTRICT: Erika.Dutcher@scouting.org

GREAT OAKS DISTRICT: Sydni.Winkler@scouting.org

OLD SYCAMORE District: Brian.Botti@scouting.org


Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356