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Click on “View” and then “Notes Page” to view the syllabus and additional notes.

When printing, go to “File”, then “Print”, then “Print What”: print both the slides and the notes pages

Notes Pages:

Show a Resource

Where to find more information


Complete a Task


  • Define the role of the Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster

  • Describe the Cub Scout advancement program

  • Review the importance of pack program planning.

  • Plan a pack meeting.

  • Describe the Cubmaster


  • Succeed as a Cubmaster.

The Cubmaster

Provides leadership to all den leaders and assistance

Leads in planning the pack program

Leads monthly pack meetings

Works with pack committee to coordinate membership, recruiting, and transition

Attend monthly Roundtables

More, see CSLB 23-8

The Assistant Cubmaster

Helps the Cubmaster

Assists in planning the pack program

Assists in monthly pack meetings

Assists with pack membership, recruiting, and transition

Attend monthly Roundtables

More, see CSLB 23-9

The Pack Committee is Supported by

Pack Committee

Chartered organization

District and council, through



District committee

District executive

District training team

Leadership Skills

Working with the pack team

Effective communications

Understanding and working with boys

Projecting Cub Scout spirit

Showmanship as the pack’s “Master of Ceremonies”

The Advancement Method

Grade-related and progressive

An asset for parents

Parents’ role change as boys mature

Parents and Advancement

Tiger Cub parents are “adult partners.”

Cub Scout parents work with their boys.

Webelos Leaders work differently with Webelos.

(Parents should be encouraged to serve as activity badge counselors.)


  • Sense of belonging.

  • Recognition

  • Identification with Scouting

Adult Leader Uniforming

Adults set the example


  • Advancement is grade-based and progressive

  • Parents are key to advancement for Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts

  • Leaders are key to advancement for Webelos

  • Leaders set the uniforming example for all.

Planning in the Pack

  • Built around monthly themes for Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts and activity badges for Webelos Scouts

  • Themes tie each pack meeting together

  • Annual program planning conference

  • The monthly pack committee meeting

Scouting magazine

10 Elements of Planning

Meet the purposes

of Cub Scouting FUN

Use monthly themes Actvie

Boy appeal Achievement

Family appeal Resources

Lots of variety Flexibility

Annual Program Planning Conference

This is a joint responsibility of the pack committee chair and the Cubmaster

  • Use the Pack Program Planning Chart.

  • Select themes.

  • Select activities (include district and council camps, activities, and events).

  • Complete chart.

  • Share the load.

  • Build enthusiasm.

  • Plan recruiting for boys.

Pack Activities

Blue and gold banquet

District and council activities

Field trips and hikes

Pinewood Derby

Raingutter Regatta

Space Derby

Scouting Anniversary Week

Service projects

Cub Scouting is a year-round program!

Cub Scout Camping

Twilight Camp

Resident Camp – Bovay

Webelos Den overnight camping

Webelos Woods

Pack Overnighters

Be sure to include pack camping in your annual program plans.

Monthly Planning Meetings

Evaluate the last month

Finalize the current month

Plan ahead

Unit leadership


Review the pack budget

Social time

Pack Meetings

Before the meeting






After the meeting

Cub Scout Program Helps contains a model pack meeting plan for each month!

Before the Meeting

Room arrangements

Materials and equipment

Meeting agenda review

Recognition review

Put on a smile

Get ready to have




Den exhibits

Pre-opening activity


Opening ceremony/prayer

Flag ceremony

Pledge of Allegiance

Song(fun and active)

Welcome and introductions

(short and sweet)


Tigers and Cubs skits and stunts

Webelos den demonstrations


Include as many boys

as possible!

Involve parents and others

Organization is necessary

Be prepared




Special awards


Special thanks

Leader award presentation

Attendance awards

Chartered Organization



Keep it short

Important items only

Handouts for the other items

Closing ceremony

Cubmaster’s Minute

Flag ceremony, etc.

After the Meeting

Serve refreshments

Clean up

Start getting ready for the next meeting

The Ideal Pack Meeting

Pack meeting program is followed


Everyone participates


Proper uniforms

Start and stop on time

Keeping Moving



Pack Success

Centennial Quality Unit Award

Leader training

Functioning pack




On-time charter renewal

Increased retention

Cubmaster Knot


Serve 1 year as a registered CM and one as an asst CM

or serve 2 years as a registered CM


Fast Start for Pack Committee online

Youth Protection online

Pack Committee Leader Specific


4 Roundtables or University of Scouting or Akela’s Trail


Earn Quality Unit twice

Earn Summertime Pack Award once

Working with Adults

Leadership in a busy society

All-volunteer force

Encourage, don’t instruct

Gain consensus

Many hands make light work

Sometimes, things might not get done

Working with Boys

Keep moving.

Keep the program lively.

Find things they like.

Have more than you need.

Make parents responsible.

It’s “Your” Pack

Have fun.

Keep organizes.

Know what’s next.


Have a positive attitude.

Local Information Sources

Supplemental Training




Wood Badge

Akela’s Trail

University of Scouting

Safe Swim/Safety Afloat

Hazardous Weather

Philmont Scout Ranch

Fast Start

Youth Protection Training

New Leader Essentials

Leader Specific Training:

  • Tiger Leader

  • Den Leader and Asst.

  • Webelos Leader and Asst.

  • Pack Committee

  • Cubmaster

Darlene’s Hints

Pack Communication

Bayshore Beacon

Program Preview

Selecting and Recruiting Adult Leaders

Darlene’s Hints

Recruiting Boys

Recruiting your replacement

Darlene’s Hints

Madison Plan

Protect and Retain Den Leaders

Get parents involved

It’s About the Boys!!!!

Opportunities when problems happen
opportunities When problems happen!