Pack Organization

A Cub Scout Pack is made up entirely of volunteers. The volunteers in each Pack are supported by their District and Council which are made up of a combination of volunteers and staff. The national Boy Scouts of America organization develops programs each Pack uses as well as the rules and regulations they must follow.


A small group of Cub Scouts who are the same gender and in the same grade. The ideal Den size is 6 to 8 Cub Scouts.

Den Leaders

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.

Pack Committee

Made up of parents, leaders, and other caring adults the Pack Committee works to support Den Leaders and the Cubmaster.

Pack Committee Chair

The top volunteer in the Pack is the Pack Committee Chair. He or she is responsible for ensuring enough qualified adult volunteers are in place to provide the program and leads the Pack Committee meetings.

Chartered Organization

This is the organization that partners with the Boy Scouts of America to deliver a Scouting program. They adopt Scouting to serve the youth in the community.

Chartered Organization Representative

This person appoints the Pack Committee Chair and approves all adult leaders. They provide resources from the chartered organization.