Getting Involved

Parents are the lifeblood of our pack.  In addition to participating at events, we ask that each family help with den or pack activities at least once during the year. You do not have to volunteer right away. We have many short-term positions available, as well as longer-term positions that have a larger impact on the pack. We have positions tailored for  introverts and extroverts, for working parents, and for those with young children.



How to Volunteer
We have many ways to help -- from organizing a hike, to helping on the committee, to planning a day out at the ballpark. 

Contact the pack chair at chair @ kirklandpack550.com to find out what opportunities are available.

Or choose an event to organize from the calendar, or propose a new one.


Become a Trained Leader
It is very easy to become a Trained Leader in our pack.  ALL the required training can be taken online - so you can take the training at your own pace.

Steps to Leadership
  1. Talk to a current leader (Cubmaster, Committee Chair, Den Leader) about your willingness to help
  2. Discuss which role would best fit your talents and comfort level
  3. Complete Training and application
Council Specific Training (45 Minutes)
  1. Go to my.scouting.org and create an account.
  2. Take the following course at myscouting.org:
    • Youth Protection Training. Print the Youth Protection Training Certificate (in case it doesn't get properly recorded)
  3. Fill out an adult application at my.scouting.org  after you have completed the YPT training.
  4. Complete the position specific training, either online or ask the pack chair when the next in-person training will be help. Online training exists at my.scouting.org for the following roles:
    • Den leader and assistant den leader
    • Committee member and chair
    • Cubmaster and assistant cubmaster
    • New member coordinator


Parent Action Items
  • Ask your Den Leader if they need help.
  • Ask the Cubmaster or Committee Chair about the needs of the Pack. 
  • Remain positive and look for ways to improve the program - turn problems into solutions. We are not perfect and we will never will be perfect. So don't expect perfect, expect honest effort.
  • Follow the advice we give the scouts... Do your best.  If that includes getting trained then you need to get trained.
  • Encourage other parents to help. Work as a team with projects that need attention.