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Scout Shops of Arizona

Phoenix Scout Shop

2969 N Greenfield Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85016

(602) 224-0778

M-F: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Sat: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Mesa Scout Shop

Mesa Riverview Shopping Center 1061 N Dobson Rd Ste 109

Mesa, AZ 85201

(480) 926-0345

Mon-Sat: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Closed Sundays

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Chartered Organization Representative:

The chartered organization representative is the direct contact between the Scouting unit(s) and the chartered organization. This individual is also the organization’s contact with the district committee and the local council. The chartered organization representative may become a member of the district committee and is a voting member of the local council. When a chartered organization has more than one unit, a single chartered organization representative serves them all.

Responsibilities: The chartered organization representative’s responsibilities are to

  • Help select the right leadership for the unit.
  • Promote well-planned, quality unit programs, including outdoor programs, advancement, and recognition.
  • Serve as a liaison between the units and the organization.
  • Promote the recruiting of new members and units.
  • See that scouts transition from unit to unit.
  • Help with the charter renewal.
  • Suggest Good Turns to benefit the organization.
  • Encourage the unit committee to hold meetings.
  • Cultivate organization leaders, and encourage necessary training of existing and new leaders.
  • Utilize district help and promote the use of district personnel and materials.
  • Use approved unit finance policies.
  • Cultivate resources to support the organization.
  • Represent the organization at the council level.

Pack Committee Chairperson:

The pack committee chair leads the pack committee and thus is responsible for the administration, oversight, and support of the pack program. The pack committee chair’s role is to

  • Maintain a close relationship with the chartered organization representative and the chartered organization to cultivate harmonious relations and maintain communications.
  • Confer with the Cubmaster on policy matters relating to Cub Scouting and the chartered organization.
  • Supervise pack committee operation by
  • Calling and presiding at pack leaders’ meetings.
  • Assigning duties to committee members.
  • Planning for pack charter review, roundup, and reregistration.
  • Approving bills before payment by the pack treasurer.
  • Conduct the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders’ meetings.
  • Ask the committee to assist with recommendations for Cubmaster, assistant Cubmasters, and den leaders, as needed.
  • Recognize the need for more dens, and see that they are formed as needed.
  • Work with the chartered organization representative to provide adequate and safe facilities for pack meetings.
  • Cooperate with the Cubmaster on council-approved money-earning projects so the pack can earn money for materials and equipment.
  • If the Cubmaster is unable to serve, assume active direction of the pack until a successor is recruited and registered.
  • Appoint a committee member or other registered adult to be responsible for Youth Protection training.
  • Develop and maintain strong pack-troop relationships, and work closely with the unit commissioner and other pack and troop leaders in bringing about a smooth transition of Webelos Scouts into the troop.
  • Support the policies of the BSA.


Everything that the Cubmaster does is aimed at helping the individual scout.

Responsibilities: The Cubmaster’s responsibilities are to:

  • Complete Cubmaster Fast Start training and leader position-specific training. Attend monthly roundtables.
  • Plan and help carry out the Cub Scout program in the pack according to the policies of the BSA. This includes leading the monthly pack meeting, with the help of other leaders.
  • With the pack committee, develop and execute a year-round recruitment plan for recruiting scouts into Cub Scouting.
  • Know about and use the appropriate and available literature, including the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide, the Webelos Leader Guide, and this resource.
  • See that the pack program, leaders, and Cub Scouts positively reflect the interests and objectives of the chartered organization and the BSA.
  • Work with the pack committee on program ideas, selecting and recruiting adult leaders, and establishing a budget plan.
  • Guide and support den leaders. See that they receive the required training for their positions.
  • Help organize and encourage graduation into a Scout troop by establishing and maintaining good relationships with Scout troops.
  • Maintain good relationships with parents and guardians. Seek their support and include them in activities.
  • See that Cub Scouts receive a quality, year-round program filled with fun and activities that qualify the dens and pack for the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • See that the responsibilities specified for the assistant Cubmaster are carried out.
  • Help the pack committee chair conduct the annual pack program planning conference and the monthly pack leaders’ meetings.
  • Work as a team with the pack committee chair to cultivate, educate, and motivate all pack leaders and parents or guardians in Cub Scouting.
  • Take part in the charter review meeting and annual charter presentation ceremony.
  • Request den chiefs for all Cub Scout dens and, after selection, see that they are trained. Recognize the den chiefs at pack meetings.
  • Conduct impressive advancement, recognition, and graduation ceremonies. For Webelos ceremonies, involve Scoutmasters and other Scout leaders.
  • Meet with the unit commissioner, Webelos den leader, and Scoutmaster to establish plans for the Webelos Scouts’ transition to Scouting.
  • Encourage high advancement standards from all Cub Scouts.
  • Help bring families together at joint activities for Webelos dens (or packs) and Scout troops.
  • Support the policies of the BSA.

Assistant Cubmaster:

Carry out Cub Master duties in his/her absence.

The Cubmaster has a big role. Having assistant Cubmasters allows him or her to share responsibilities. Every pack should have at least one assistant Cubmaster, but most packs have two or three.

Responsibilities: An assistant Cubmaster’s responsibilities (as designated by the Cubmaster) are to:

  • Help the Cubmaster as needed. Be ready to fill in for the Cubmaster, if necessary.
  • Complete Cubmaster Fast Start training and position-specific Basic Leader Training. Attend monthly roundtables.
  • Participate in pack meetings.
  • Supervise den chiefs and see that they are trained.
  • Conduct the monthly den chief planning meeting for all den leaders, assistant den leaders, and den chiefs to plan and coordinate weekly den meetings and pack meeting participation.
  • Work with neighborhood troops that supply den chiefs and into which Webelos Scouts may graduate.
  • Along with the pack committee, develop and promote an ongoing plan for recruiting new scouts.
  • Along with the Cubmaster and pack committee, assist with pack reregistration.
  • Help with pack activities, such as dinners, derbies, bike safety workshops, and service projects.
  • Along with the pack committee, coordinate outings to see that the pack and dens qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • Participate in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders’ meetings.
  • Support the policies of the BSA.

Pack Secretary:

The secretary ensures proper records are kept within the pack and support the policies of the BSA. Specifically, the secretary will:

  • Keep informed of all Cub Scouting literature, materials, records, and forms to help leaders function effectively. Help new den leaders access needed tools.
  • Acquaint den leaders with the contents of the Pack Record Book so that they will know how to supply the information that should be recorded there.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on membership, leadership, attendance, and advancement in the Pack Record Book or special software.
  • Maintain an inventory of pack property.
  • Handle correspondence for the pack. This may include writing letters of appreciation and requests for reservations or ordering supplies through the local council service center.
  • Keep notes on business conducted at pack leaders’ meetings. Record only key items such as things needing follow-up or items for the history of the pack.
  • Notify leaders of pack leaders’ meetings and other activities.
  • Provide den leaders with records and forms for meetings.

Pack Treasurer:

The treasurer ensures the pack’s finances are sound. Specifically, the treasurer will:

  • Help the pack committee and Cubmaster establish a sound financial program for the pack with a pack budget plan.
  • Open or maintain a bank account in the pack’s name and arrange for all transactions to be signed by any two of the following: Cubmaster, pack committee chair, secretary, or treasurer.
  • Approve all budget expenditures. Check all disbursements against budget allowances and pay bills by check. The pack committee chair should approve bills before payment.
  • Collect dues from den leaders at the pack leaders’ meeting, preferably in sealed den dues envelopes. Open envelopes in the presence of den leaders. Give receipts for these funds, and deposit the money in the bank account.
  • Keep up-to-date financial records. Enter all income and expenditures under the proper budget item in the finance section of the Pack Record Book. Credit each Cub Scout with payment of dues. From time to time, compare the records with those of the den leaders to make sure they agree. Give leadership in developing a coordinated recordkeeping system in the pack.
  • Be responsible for thrift training within the pack. Encourage each den leader to explain the pack financial plan to each scout and his family so that scouts will accept responsibility for paying dues and family members will be alert to opportunities for scouts to earn dues money and develop habits of thrift.
  • On the request of den leaders, sympathetically counsel with a scout who does not pay dues, determine the reason, and encourage regular payment. If the scout is unable to pay, work out a plan with the Cubmaster and pack committee so that the scout can earn dues.
  • Periodically report on the pack’s financial condition at the monthly pack leaders’ meeting. Make regular monthly reports to the pack committee at the pack leaders’ meeting, and report to the chartered organization as often as desirable on the financial condition of the pack.
  • Provide petty cash needed by leaders. Keep a record of expenditures.
  • Guide the pack in conducting council-approved pack money-earning projects.

Advancement/ Awards Coordinator:

The advancement chair helps scouts move through the ranks of Cub Scouting and transition into a Scout troop. The advancement chair will:

  • Have a working knowledge of the Cub Scout advancement plan.
  • Help plan and conduct induction and advancement recognition ceremonies, coordinating as needed with the Webelos den leader or Scoutmaster.
  • Educate parents, guardians, and pack committee members in ways to stimulate Cub Scout advancement.
  • Promote the use of Cub Scout den advancement charts and other tools to recognize and record advancement in the den.
  • Collect den advancement reports at pack leaders’ meetings for use when ordering badges and insignia from the local council service center.
  • Promote Scouts’ Life magazine as an aid to advancement.
  • Help build or obtain advancement equipment for use in making advancement ceremonies more effective.
  • Promote the wearing and proper use of uniform and insignia.
  • It is up to the Advancement Chair to produce a Purchase Order within Scoutbook to take to the Scout Shop to purchase the awards with then tuning in the receipt to the Treasurer.
  • Once the awards have been awarded the Advancement Chair will need to mark the award as awarded and close the Purchase Order
  • At the end of the scouting year, once scouts have earned their Den Badge, it will be up to the Advancement Chair to go into Scoutbook and promote the Dens
    • To promote the Webelos 2 “Arrow of Light” a connection from the Troop will have to be added to each scout then the 3 Key Member from the Troop will be able to move those AOL scouts over.
    • After promoting the Webelos 2 then the existing Webelos 1 Den name can change to Webelos 2 inturn promoting the Bear Den to Webelos 1

Pack Trainer:

New leaders and adult family members should receive orientation within one week of joining the pack, and leaders should be encouraged to receive position-specific training within 30 days. The goal of the pack trainer is to get 100 percent of the pack leadership trained in their position responsibilities.

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.
  • Encouraging pack leaders to attend Fast Start training, Position-Specific leader training, This Is Scouting, and Youth Protection training.
  • Conducting Unit Leadership Enhancements training modules during pack leaders’ meetings.
  • Encouraging pack leaders to attend ongoing training such as roundtable, pow wow, BALOO, Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders, and Wood Badge for the 21st Century.
  • Remaining current with training material and program updates.
  • Keeping track of pack training records.
  • Ensure that all den chiefs have the opportunity to attend Den Chief Training.

Public Relations Chair:

This position keeps pack activities visible to the public, as well as to the families of the pack. Specifically, this person will:

  • Identify and promote pack service projects in the chartered organization, school, and community.
  • Promote family participation in all pack events.
  • Urge pack participation in appropriate programs of the chartered organization. Suggest ways of showing interest in the chartered organization’s overall program.
  • Publicize and promote pack participation in Scouting Anniversary Week activities.
  • Circulate Cub Scout recruiting fliers and brochures to invite scouts to join. Along with the pack committee, promote new membership. Let the people in the neighborhood know that a Cub Scout pack is available.
  • Consider using a monthly or quarterly pack newsletter to inform families of pack plans, guide new parents and guardians in pack policies, and create a feeling of unity among members of the pack family.
  • Provide pack announcements for regular release in the official bulletins, newsletters, Web sites, etc., of your chartered organization.
  • Make use of the news media in publicizing pack events.

Outdoor Activity Chair:

This position helps the scouts develop a love for the outdoors. Specifically, the outdoor activity chair will:

  • Help the Cubmaster plan and arrange for outdoor activities.
  • Arrange for property, fire, and tour permits when required.
  • Arrange for safe transportation when needed.
  • Plan first aid for emergencies.
  • Help Webelos den leaders plan overnight campouts. Help arrange for equipment as needed.
  • Arrange for Safe Swim Defense implementation for all outings involving swimming.
  • Plan outings to help pack and dens qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • Help inform parents and guardians about opportunities for family camping. Ensure that at least one adult has completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) before any pack campout.
  • Help promote day camp and resident camp opportunities.
  • Be aware of BSA health and safety requirements, and see that they are implemented.
  • Know and carry out BSA outdoor program policy related to Cub Scouting. Review all activities to ensure that unit leaders comply with BSA policies in the Guide to Safe Scouting.

Membership and Reregistration Chair:

This position is essential to the health of the pack. The chair will:

  • Along with the Cubmaster and pack committee, develop and carry out a plan for year-round membership growth.
  • Conduct an annual census of scouts in the chartered organization for systematic recruitment.
  • Work with pack committee members to promote recruitment plans.
  • Visit new families in their homes to facilitate recruitment.
  • Follow up on Cub Scout dropouts to help return them to full, active membership.
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead the annual rechartering process.
  • Prepare registration papers and an annual report to the chartered organization. Secure signatures and registration fees for the coming year.
  • Arrange for the annual membership inventory, a uniform inspection, and the annual charter review meeting.
  • Help the Cubmaster and chartered organization representative plan and conduct the formal charter presentation.
  • With the chartered organization representative, submit a charter application and annual report to the chartered organization for approval.
  • Along with the Cubmaster and pack committee, see that eligible scouts transition to the next rank’s den at the appropriate time, and that Webelos Scouts and parents/guardians have a smooth transition into a Scout troop.
  • Along with the Cubmaster, follow up on former pack members who are now Scouts and recruit them as potential den chiefs.
  • Arrange for periodic uniform inspections with the unit commissioner.

Friends of Scouting (FOS) Chair:

Some councils rely heavily on units to raise Friends of Scouting (FOS) funds. The following functions are the responsibility of the FOS chair in cooperation with the treasurer.

  • Build an organization to enroll family members and Cub Scout leaders in FOS.
  • Enroll as a Friend of Scouting.
  • For every five families in the pack, recruit one person as an enroller.
  • Attend an FOS kickoff meeting.
  • Enroll each enroller as a Friend of Scouting.
  • Train enrollers.
  • Conduct report meetings.
  • Follow up until all FOS cards have been accounted for.
  • Give recognition to contributors and enrollers.
  • Along with the pack committee, provide public relations for FOS

Den Leaders:

Cub Scout den leaders work directly with Cub Scouts and their parents/guardians to execute the Cub Scouting program in the den.


  • Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that the den is an active and successful part of the pack.
  • Plan, prepare for, and conduct den meetings with the assistant den leader and den chief (if Wolf, Bear, or Webelos den leaders) or adult partners (if Tiger Cub den leaders).
  • Attend the pack leaders’ meetings.
  • Lead the den at the monthly pack activity.
  • Ensure the transition of Cub Scouts to a den of the next rank (or to a Scout troop if Webelos Scouts) at the end of the year.
  • It is the Den Leader’s primary responsibility to approve all Scout’s achievements on the Scoutbook website at least one week before that month’s pack meeting to give the Advancement Chair the opportunity to purchase the awards at the Scout Shop.

Den Chiefs:

Is an older Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer. Selected by the senior patrol leader and Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach, or Venturing Advisor at the request of the Cubmaster. Approved by the Cubmaster and pack committee for recommendation to the den leader. Registered as a youth member of a troop, team, or crew.

Responsibilities: The Cub Scout den chief’s responsibilities are to:

  • Know the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings.
  • Set a good example through attitude and uniforming.
  • Be a friend to the scouts in the den.
  • Help lead weekly den meetings.
  • Help the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting.
  • Know the importance of the monthly theme and pack meeting plans.
  • Meet regularly with the den leader to review den and pack meeting plans. Meet as needed with adult members of the den, pack, and troop.
  • Receive training from the den leader (and Cubmaster or assistant Cubmaster) and attend Den Chief Training.
  • Encourage Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts when they are eligible.
  • Help the denner and assistant denner to be leaders.

Webelos Den Chiefs:

Is an older, experienced Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer. Selected by the senior patrol leader and Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach, or Venturing Advisor at the request of the Cubmaster or Webelos den leader. Preferably a former Cub Scout; ideally at least First Class rank. Approved by the Cubmaster and pack committee for recommendation to the Webelos den leader. Registered as a youth member of a troop, team, or crew.

Responsibilities: The Webelos den chief’s responsibilities are to

  • Know the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Help Webelos Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Serve as the activities assistant at Webelos den meetings.
  • Set a good example through attitude and uniforming.
  • Be a friend to the scouts in the Webelos den.
  • Help lead weekly den meetings.
  • Help the Webelos den in its part of the monthly pack meeting.
  • Meet regularly with the Webelos den leader to review den meeting plans.
  • Help Webelos den leaders as requested.
  • Help Webelos Scouts in their work with activity badge counselors.
  • Help the Webelos denner and assistant denner to be leaders.
  • Receive training from the den leader (and Cubmaster or assistant Cubmaster) and attend Den Chief Training.
  • Help with Webelos overnight campouts and other outdoor experiences.
  • Help with joint Webelos Scout- Scout activities.
  • Keep in contact with the assistant Scoutmaster in the troop.
  • Help the assistant Scoutmaster and Cubmaster plan graduation ceremonies for Webelos Scouts.