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New Leader FAQ

So, you have decided to join Cub Scout Pack 8005 – or just Pack 5 for short – as a new Cub Scout leader. That’s great! Welcome aboard.

But now what?

The New Leader Guide, attached at the bottom of this page, has been designed to help a new leader get started and become familiar with the various resources that are available to the Adult leaders in our Pack. These resources, once mastered, make a leader’s job much easier and facilitate effective communication and coordination among all of our leaders. But to be effective, these resources need to actually be used, and so we strongly urge new leaders to take the time required to become familiar with the information contained in this New Leader Guide.

Being a Scout leader can be a lot of work, but it is extraordinarily rewarding. It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s true: our Pack is only as strong as our Adult leadership.

If you have any questions on the information contained in this New Leader Guide, please feel free to contact the Cubmaster or the Pack Committee Chair.  Click here for contact information for the Pack leadership. 

How to Get Started:
 
Here are the initial steps you need to take to get started as a new Adult leader:

1. Set up Your MyScouting Account – go to http://www.myscouting.org/,

2. Take the mandatory Youth Protection Training and print the certificate of completion.

3. Turn in to the Cubmaster or Pack Committee Chair your completed and signed Adult Application and Youth Protection Training certificate of completion.

4. Access the Pack 5 email/document system at http://www.google.com/ using the email address and password provided to you by the Pack webmaster. Set up email forwarding if necessary.

5. Set up your MyCouncil Account – go to http://www.trcscouting.org/. Update your profile information and add a picture of yourself (not your children, your dog, etc.) to your profile. 

6. Return to MyScouting, and complete the rest of the training required for your position.

7. Read the Cub Scout Leader Book. Ask another leader for a copy, or log into the Pack shared document site and view the document online.

8. Purchase a uniform shirt (Khaki, short or long sleeve) through http://www.scoutstuff.org/ or through the Pack. The Pack will provide you with the appropriate patches and insignia.  
 
For more detailed instructions, view or download the Pack 5 New Leader Guide, attached below.
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Rick Weerts,
Aug 31, 2011, 11:36 AM
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