Cub Scout Pack #368
ARTICLE 1. PURPOSE OF CUB SCOUTING
1.1 The purpose is to provide an effective educational program designed to train young boys in the responsibilities of practicing citizenship, providing growth in moral strength and character, and to enhance the development of physical, mental and emotional fitness.
ARTICLE 2. CHARTER
2.1 Cub Scout Pack 368 is a chartered member of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), New Birth of Freedom Council, Blue Mountain District. The chartered organization provides a suitable meeting place and facilities for pack meetings, adult leadership, supervision, and opportunities for a healthy Scouting life for the boys under its care. These can also be the responsibilities of the committee chair.
2.2 The sponsoring organization is Charlton United Methodist Church. As the executive officer, the pastor of Charlton United Methodist Church is the approving authority for the pack leadership. He/she or his/her designated representative will be required to sign the charter agreement each year at re-chartering.
2.3 The executive officer will make suitable facilities available for use by the pack as scheduled annually by the committee.
2.4 Pack 368 will be financially self-sufficient.
ARTICLE 3. CUB SCOUT COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION (Pack Committee)
3.1 The members of this organization shall consist of a minimum of a committee chair (CC), a Cubmaster (CM), an assistant Cubmaster(s) (ACM), a pack secretary, a treasurer, a pack advancement chair (ADM), den leaders, assistant den leaders, webelos leaders, parents and/or guardians.
3.2 The pack committee will make all decisions pertaining to the operation of the pack. Pack committee members will serve for one year, and will be nominated by the pack committee chairman and approved by the executive officer. The committee chairman will be appointed by the executive officer.
3.3 The pack committee will meet once a month as scheduled by the committee chairman. A quorum of five (5) pack committee members is required to conduct pack business which financially obligates the pack or authorizes the expenditure of pack funds. Two of the following officers must be present to constitute a quorum: committee chairman, Cubmaster, assistant Cubmaster or treasurer.
3.4 The pack committee will be encouraged to attend Cub Scout Basic Leader Training, district roundtable meetings, pow-wows, University of Scouting and other training events sponsored by the BSA.
ARTICLE 4. EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
4.1 The executive board consists of the committee chair, Cubmaster, assistant Cubmaster(s), secretary, treasurer and pack advancement chair.
ARTICLE 5. DUTIES
5.1 COMMITTEE CHAIR responsibilities include: maintaining active membership on the executive board; recruiting adult leadership to run the pack with the Cubmaster; developing the pack program plan for presentation to unit leadership for approval and distributing the plan to all parents upon approval; chairing of the pack committee (Den Rep.) meetings on a monthly basis; assisting the Cubmaster whenever needed; presenting the pack charter to the charter organization annually; and preparing the annual pack re-charter documents and obtaining the necessary fees, signatures and information to achieve first time processing.
5.2 CUBMASTER responsibilities include: maintaining active membership on the executive board; attending the monthly district roundtable meeting and reporting back to the den representative meeting; planning the monthly pack meetings with the assistant Cubmaster; conducting the monthly pack meetings; developing the pack program plan for presentation to pack leadership with the assistant Cubmaster; and chairing the monthly executive meetings in the absence of the committee chair whenever needed.
5.3 ASSISTANT CUBMASTER(S) responsibilities include: maintaining active membership on the executive board; performing all duties as requested by the Cubmaster and committee chair in planning the monthly pack meetings under the Cubmaster's guidance; planning advancement ceremonies and coordinating webelos graduation with the Scout troop; keeping abreast of the program changes via regular attendance at district roundtable meetings; and in the absence of the Cubmaster, conducting the pack meetings.
5.4 PACK SECRETARY responsibilities include: maintaining active membership on the executive board; attending executive meetings and presenting written minutes of the previous meeting; taking minutes to present at the next meeting; sending out mailings requested by the Cubmaster or committee chairman; and writing up permission slips for an event at the request of an event chairperson.
5.5 PACK TREASURER responsibilities include: maintaining active membership on the executive board; reporting monthly to the executive committee on the fiscal health of the pack in a report describing income and expenses for the committee's review and approval; keeping signature cards (authorized signers) on both the checking account and savings account up to date; and completing all money earning applications for pack fundraisers and submitting them to the district Scout executive. The treasurer is also responsible for all deposits to the pack checking and savings accounts; reconciling the checking accounts to the monthly bank statement; coordinating all cash payments; and obtaining receipts for the pack records prior to reimbursement or payment when approved.
5.6 PACK TRAINER responsibilities include: conducting all pack-level training and reporting; conducting an orientation for new families and leaders; ensuring each leader and pack committee member is trained for his/her specific position; conducting other training as designated by council; remaining current with training materials and program updates; and maintaining current pack training records. The pack trainer will also be responsible for encouraging pack leaders to attend ongoing trainings, i.e. roundtables, University of Scouting, outdoor skills training, youth protection training and Wood Badge.
5.7 PACK ADVANCEMENT CHAIR responsibilities include: maintaining active membership on the executive board; attending den representative meetings; and completing the den advancements for the month from the den leader or a representative (awards not obtained at the monthly den representative meeting will be carried over to the next pack meeting). Prior to each pack meeting, the advancement chair will compile the pack advancement report, go to the council office and purchase all patches and awards that are needed, or will arrange for someone else to do so. All receipts will be turned over to the pack treasurer. The advancement chair is also responsible for preparing a list of awards for each pack meeting; filling out recognition cards for each award; preparing packages for each boy for the recognition cards and awards; and sorting the awards by den to speed the recognition process for the den leaders.
5.8 DEN AND WEBELOS LEADERS responsibilities include: being registered leaders of Pack 368 who lead the Cub Scout dens; attending monthly district roundtable meetings; and attending or getting a representative to attend monthly den representative meetings and pack meetings. They are not part of the executive board.
5.9 ALL PACK MEMBERS: TRAINING
The Cubmaster, assistant Cubmaster(s) and all den leaders and assistant den leaders are expected to review the appropriate Fast Start training video. Likewise, all are expected to attend Cub Scout Basic Leader Training within one year upon accepting their leadership position. At least once every two years, all leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training and refresher training. Cost of training, if any, will be paid for by the pack for the Cubmaster, assistant Cubmaster(s), and primary den leaders. Payment for other adult leaders will be determined by the committee on a case-by-case basis. New leaders and parents should receive training within 30 days of joining the pack. New adult leaders in any registered position (den leaders, Scoutmasters, merit badge counselors, etc.) are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
ARTICLE 6. MEMBERSHIP
6.1 Pack 368 is open to all boys. It is the policy of the pack to encourage a boy to maintain an active interest in his religious preference. No boys will be turned away because of financial hardship.
6.2 Scouts with special needs: Pack 368 welcomes all boys to join our pack and "Do their Best" in Cub Scouting. If a boy with extreme needs wishes to join scouting, the committee, in cooperation with the Scout's family, may contact our district representative for advice on how best to accommodate the Scout's needs. Although our leaders are trained through BSA programs in the education and discipline of boys in a Scout setting, they are unpaid volunteers and cannot be expected to know how to deal with special needs Scouts. Because of this, Pack 368 has the following policy: 1. Parents of a Scout with a diagnosed behavioral disorder must inform the Cubmaster and den leader of that diagnoses. 2. If a Scout is taking any behavior modification medicine, that information must be disclosed to the Cubmaster and den leader. 3. Any Scout with behavioral problems or who cannot conduct himself properly in a Scout setting may be required to have a parent or caregiver present during Scout functions. 4. The den leader (or the leader-in-charge in the case of camp outs) shall have final authority, based on their observations, to decide whether or not to require a caregiver be present at Scout functions (i.e. den meetings, camps, or other Scout functions). If so required, that caregiver must remain with the Scout during the entire duration of the activity.
ARTICLE 7. STEPS IN JOINING
7.1 When a boy and his family desire to become a part of the pack, they may contact any member of the pack who can then direct them to the Cubmaster or committee chair.
ARTICLE 8. TRANSFER
8.1 Transfers will be accepted on the same basis as new Cub Scouts and will be welcomed at the next pack meeting. It is particularly important that transferring Cub Scouts obtain transfer papers or other documents from their old pack, which will certify the record of advancement so that proper credit can be given.
ARTICLE 9. ATTENDANCE
9.1 All Cub Scouts and their parents are encouraged to support their den and pack through active participation in den and pack activities. A parent should join their son at den meetings. The entire family is welcome at pack meetings and other outings intended for the whole family.
ARTICLE 10. DEN ORGANIZATION AND EXPECTATIONS
10.1 The pack will be organized into dens according to Scout rank. At the discretion of the pack committee, additional dens may be added by rank or combined as necessary for smooth operation. While every effort is made to honor requests for specific den assignments (for example, "Johnny wants to be in Billy's den"), this may not always be possible. When a dispute occurs as to the make up of each den, and an agreement between den leaders and parents cannot be reached, the committee chair shall have final authority in assigning Scouts to specific dens.
10.2 Each den will have a den leader and an assistant den leader.
10.3 Den Leaders and assistants will be required to watch the Fast Start video.
10.4 Webelos den leaders will be required to attend both Basic Leader Training and Outdoor Leader Training as soon as possible.
10.5 Tiger dens will meet at least once a month for group meetings in accordance with the Tiger Scout program.
10.6 All other dens will meet as directed by the den leader, but no less than twice per month as a den.
10.7 At least two responsible adults will be present at all times for any den meeting.
10.8 All Scouts will participate in monthly pack meetings.
10.10 A den leader must submit a tour permit if the meeting site is different from the charter organization property.
ARTICLE 11. CONDUCT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
A Cub Scout is expected to behave himself at all meetings and outings. Disruptive behavior, fighting and use of bad language are some examples of behavior which will not be tolerated at den meetings, pack meetings or outings. On those rare occasions when discipline is necessary, the following action will be taken:
11.1 Verbal Reprimand: The den leader or assistant will take the boy out of the activity and talk with him about what he has done wrong. The boy will then rejoin the activity.
11.2 Time Out: The boy will again be taken out of the activity and spoken to, but he will not be allowed to rejoin the group to complete the particular project or activity. He can rejoin when his group moves on to the next activity.
11.3 Call to Parent/Guardian: If the boy does not correct the behavior and his parent(s) is present, his parent(s) will be asked to leave with him immediately. If his parent(s) is not present, the boy will call his parent(s) under the supervision of a leader.
11.4 The goal of the Pack is for your son to be able to follow the Cub Scout motto: "DO YOUR BEST”. If at any time during the Scout year a parent feels there is a problem within the den, the following steps should be taken:
1. If possible, discuss the problem with the person(s) involved. If it is another person in the den, contact the den leader first.
2. If the problem is with the den leader or assistant den leader, meet with that person if at all possible.
3. If the problem is not resolved or if you are not comfortable talking with the den leader or assistant(s), contact the Cubmaster, assistant Cubmaster or committee chair. If you do not contact the Cubmaster directly, the person you talk to will notify the Cubmaster.
4. Whenever possible, a meeting of all parties involved will be held in order to resolve the issue.
ARTICLE 12. FAMILY/PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES
12.1 Cub Scouting gives families an opportunity to spend quality time together. It is the leader's role to provide interest, skill and time in developing a good program. The family provides help and support for the den and pack. Families can help in many different ways, which may vary from family to family, depending upon family structures and other family responsibilities. Some of the examples of family involvement include:
1. Working with their Cub Scout on achievements and electives
2. Attending the den and pack meetings with their Cub Scout
3. Presenting advancement awards to the Cub Scout at pack meetings
4. Helping at occasional den meetings on a specific project or activity
5. Providing refreshments
6. Providing transportation
7. Assisting with den outings
9. Helping teach a Webelos activity badge.
ARTICLE 13. UNIFORM
13.1 Blue and Gold are the Cub Scout colors. They have special meaning: the blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above. The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer and happiness. Webelos have the option of wearing the blue or the khaki colored shirt.
13.2 COLORS BY RANK: Wolf Cubs wear a gold scarf, Bears Cubs wear a blue scarf, and the Webelos wear a blue, green, red and gold plaid scarf. Leaders will either wear a leader scarf or Webelos scarf whichever is appropriate. The Wolf and Bear Cubs wear the Cub Scout logo scarf slide, and the Webelos wear the Webelos logo scarf slide or any other acceptable tie slide. Webelos also wear "colors" on their right sleeve which show the activity pins they've earned.
13.3 Each Scout is responsible for his own uniform. The Class A Cub Scout uniform will be worn at all pack meetings and other events as prescribed. The Class B uniform may be worn to den meetings and other events as prescribed.
13.4 The Class A uniform consists of an official Cub Scout shirt, appropriate colored neckerchief, neckerchief slide and blue jeans or Cub Scout uniform pants. The shirts (and many other supplies) can be purchased at the Keystone Area Council Scout Shop or from the pack advancement chair.
13.5 Class B uniforms consist of a Cub Scout tee-shirt and a Cub Scout hat.
13.6 Cub Scout den leaders should encourage proper wearing of the uniform.
13.7 UNIFORM INSPECTION: Your den may hold inspections, and they will also be part of the pack meetings. A boy is expected to wear a neat and clean uniform.
13.8 The pack will offer $20 for new leaders toward the purchase of an official BSA leader shirt.
ARTICLE 14. AWARDS
14.1 All awards required for advancement will be funded and procured by the pack.
14.2 The Arrow of Light award will be funded by the pack at a cost of up to $30.00 per Scout. If the Arrow of Light recipients for a given year agree to a more expensive award, the Scout families involved will be responsible for any cost above the $30 which the pack provides.
14.3 For the "Cub Scout Sports and Academics Program" the pack will fund up to ten (10) belt loops and five (5) sports pins per Scout per year. Belt loops or pins required for rank advancement in the Scout handbook will be funded by the Pack and will not count towards this limit. If a Scout earns the same belt loop or pin more than once during his Cub Scouting career, the duplicate belt loops and sports pins will be paid for by the Scout’s family.
ARTICLE 15. PACK ACTIVITIES
15.1 The pack will conduct monthly pack meetings at Charlton United Methodist Church. Meetings will normally be held on the third Thursday of the month. If Central Dauphin School District is closed, then the meeting will also be cancelled.
15.2 The pack will hold one summertime activity each month during June, July and August.
15.3 The pack will participate in Council sponsored activities as determined by the pack committee.
15.4 The pack will participate in district sponsored activities as determined by the pack committee.
15.5 Pack 368 will participate to the fullest extent possible in all sponsor-related functions as requested by Charlton United Methodist Church.
15.6 Pack picnic: the pack will hold a summer picnic. This picnic shall be free of charge to all registered Scouts and their immediate families. Donations can be collected, or a 50/50 raffle held to help defray costs.
ARTICLE 16. MEETINGS
16.1 DEN MEETINGS: Each den leader determines when and where den meetings are held. Den meetings are generally held 2 or 3 times per month. Parents are asked to attend with their son (unless the den leader directs otherwise due to distractions or behavior issues). Den meetings are planned and run by the den leader with the help of an assistant den leader(s). Parents (whether or not registered as a leader) are asked to assist the den leader as much as possible. Each den chooses the structure of their own den which includes the day, time and location of their meetings.
16.2 PACK MEETINGS: Pack meetings are usually scheduled for the third Thursday evening of each month at Charlton United Methodist Church from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The entire family is encouraged to attend the pack meeting and support the Cub Scouts in their advancement. Pack meetings are not held during the months of June, July and August, but other summertime events are planned. The pack meeting program includes opening and closing ceremonies, recognition of boys who have earned awards, and the presentation of skits and stunts by dens. The pack meeting is planned around a monthly theme and is led by the Cubmaster with the help of other adult pack leaders.
16.3 MONTHLY ROUNDTABLE MEETINGS: The Cubmaster or designated representative and any available den leaders shall attend the monthly district roundtable meetings, normally held at Calvary UMC on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. At a minimum, one representative from the pack shall attend.
16.4 PACK COMMITTEE MEETINGS: Meetings are normally held once a month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at Charlton United Methodist Church. The pack committee manages such things as recordkeeping, finance, leadership and registration. The adults include the executive staff, den leaders, parents, guardians and friends of Cub Scouting. Our pack will continue to grow as long as we have adults who are willing to share their time, ideas and experience.
ARTICLE 17. ADVANCEMENT
17.1 The Cub Scout program has four ranks: Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouts.
17.2 For specific information on each of the Cub Scout ranks, the requirements for rank advancement and any other Cub Scout awards, please refer to the national BSA web site or official BSA literature, or contact the Council office.
ARTICLE 18. ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS
18.1 RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS PROGRAMS: The Boys Scouts of America does not define what constitutes belief in God or the practice of religion. Rather, it provides programs and ideals that compliment the aims of all religions, with the result that religious organizations are the single largest category of chartered organizations for packs. Scouts earn the religious emblem by working with their own religious leader (Pastor, Priest, etc). If a Scout and his family are not members of any church and the Scout wishes to earn the religious emblem, contact the Cubmaster or charter organization for guidance.
18.2 ACADEMIC AND SPORTS PROGRAM: This is a program open to all Cub Scouts. The boys can earn belt loops, pins, patches and letters for participating in various academic or sports activities. Contact your den leader or go on-line to find requirements for this program.
18.3 PATCHES AND PATCH VEST: The Cub Scouts earn many patches. Many of these are awards of rank which become a permanent part of their uniform. There are also patches related to events and projects. Most event patches are NOT to be worn on the uniform. Temporary 'holders' are available to hang from a pocket button to display the patches without permanently attaching them. Vests are also available at the Scout shop which can be used to hold patches that are not to be worn on the uniform.
ARTICLE 19. CAMPING AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
19.0 Pack 368 Scouts with special needs, behavioral issues, and those currently on medications may be required to have a parent or caregiver accompany them on camping excursions. The Scout leader in charge of the camp outing shall have final authority on this requirement, and it shall be communicated to the Scout's family at least two weeks prior to camp. In addition, the Scout leader in charge of the camp MUST be informed of any medications the Scout will be taking at camp at the time the Scout signs up for camp.
19.1 CUB SCOUT CAMPS: These camps are usually for Wolfs and Bears but may include other ranks. They are run at district or Council level, so please refer to the Council website for annual dates and registration requirements.
19.4 FAMILY CAMPING: This is an outdoor camping experience other than accredited resident camping, that involves Cub Scouting. This is an unstructured camping experience but is conducted within a Scouting framework.
19.5 WEBELOS I RESIDENT CAMP: This is designed specifically for those Scouts graduating from Bear Dens in the spring and entering 4th grade in the fall. This is a week long camp where the Webelos work on outdoor badges such as naturalist, outdoorsman, readyman and aquanaut. The Council provides the staff and program. Den leaders can provide information and requirements for registration.
19.6 WEBELOS 2 RESIDENT CAMP: This is a week long camping experience designed to prepare a boy for Boy Scouting and to compliment the year round advancement program for Webelos Scouts. The Council provides the equipment, program and staff. Den leaders can provide information and requirements for registration.
19.7 TWILIGHT CAMPS: These camps are run at the district level and are held for approximately 3 hours each evening for 5 days. There is no overnight camping. Typically these are for Wolf and Bear ranks.
ARTICLE 20. SUMMERTIME EVENTS
While there will be no regular pack meetings from June to September, several events will be planned before the last pack committee meeting in May. The pack committee will appoint a coordinator/chairman for each event. The following is an example of events that may be included:
20.1 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
20.2 RETIRING OF THE OLD COLORS: This event is held on the first Thursday in June where old, retired flags are properly disposed of by the VFW Post and American Legion Post of Chaska.
20.3 BIKE HIKE AND PICNIC: The date, time and location are to be determined by the committee.
20.4 GREAT PA CLEAN-UP: This is a service project to clean up litter around schools or other designated areas.
20.5 PACK PICNIC: An annual pack picnic will be held. A 50/50 raffle will be conducted at the picnic to offset the costs of the picnic. Donations will also be accepted.
ARTICLE 21. REGISTRATION FEES AND DUES
21.1 Annual registration fees will be charged. Dues structure and amounts for the upcoming year will be reviewed annually by the pack committee and published prior to Round-up in the Fall.
21.1.1 Scouts joining the pack at times other than normal recruiting will have their dues prorated to the end of the pack’s current charter. Scouts transferring from another pack, who are current on their dues at that pack, will be charged only the transfer processing fee for the application.
21.1.2 All boys registering with Pack 368 will be offered a subscription to Boy’s Life magazine at the current subscription rate.
21.2 Hardship cases may apply to the committee chairman for relief from fees. Such cases will be handled in a confidential matter and will be determined by a joint decision of the committee chairman, Cubmaster and treasurer.
21.3 Adult leaders’ registration and required training fees will be absorbed by the pack.
21.4 Registration fees for Pack 368 are used in the following ways: 1. National registration of the Scout with the BSA. The pack is charged by Council at rechartering every year and funds the BSA national program and insurance. 2. A portion of annual dues pays for the awards each Scout earns throughout the year. 3. The pack purchases a Pinewood Derby kit, neckerchief and Scout handbook for each Scout annually, paid for with the annual dues. 4. Den supplies, including craft material used at weekly den meetings, are funded through the annual dues.
21.5 Additional fees: For some den or pack outings, there may be a fee charged if the cost is beyond what is budgeted for the year. Likewise, if there is a special den activity which involves more expensive craft materials (ex. model rocket kits) an additional fee may be collected. These fees will be communicated in advance and every effort will be made to keep them to a minimum.
21.6 Den leader supplies: The general fund shall reimburse den leaders for materials used for den projects. Typically, the den leader purchases the materials and turns in the receipt to the treasurer for reimbursement. For den leaders who are financially unable, or those who prefer not to be 'out-of-pocket' for den supplies, the treasurer may advance the den leader funds for the purchase of den supplies. On or before the end of the Scout year (May pack meeting), the den leader must turn in all receipts and any unused balance to the treasurer. The budget for each den's supplies will be communicated to the den leaders at the start of the Scout year (no later than Oct 1st).
ARTICLE 22. FINANCIAL MATTERS
22.1 The pack treasury will consist of one checking account.
22.2 All withdrawals and checks must be signed by one of the following officers of the pack: committee chairman and/or treasurer.
22.3 Only the treasurer will receive monies for the pack. The treasurer will write receipts for all monies received.
22.4 The pack treasury will be audited each year by two parents whose sons are a member of the pack.
22.5 A pack budget will be submitted to the pack committee for approval on an annual basis during the month of re-chartering.
22.5.1 The committee chairman or the Cubmaster may approve one-time expenditures not previously included in an approved budget only up to $50.00. This authority is not to be incremented so as to approve several expenditures for the same function, which would exceed $50.00 in total cost.
22.5.2 Unbudgeted expenses in excess of $50.00 can be approved at a pack committee meeting in which a quorum is present.
22.6 If a Scout from Pack 368 leaves Cub Scouts, the money in their Cub account will be forfeited to the general fund. If a Scout transfers to another pack, the money in their Cub account will be transferred to the new pack, but only if that new pack has Cub accounts established for each Scout. If the new pack does not have Cub accounts established, then the money is forfeited and goes into the pack's general fund. If a Cub Scout joins Boy Scout Troop 368, his Cub account balance is transferred to Troop 368's Scout account. When a Scout graduates Cub Scouts and does not join the Boy Scout Troop, the money in his Cub account is forfeited and goes into the pack's general fund.
22.6.1 The pack treasurer maintains an account for every active Scout in the pack. The Cub accounts are normally funded from the proceeds of fundraisers. The money in the Cub accounts can be spent on anything that is Scouting related such as paying for summer/winter camp, outings including the Senators game/sleepover and/or Hershey Bears games, or purchases at the Keystone Scout shop, etc.
22.7 Refund policy: Dues and registration fees are non-refundable, except under extreme circumstances. Camp fees are also generally non-refundable. Exceptions may be made if cancellations are made in advance of expenditures. Any cabin rental fees, site reservations, food purchases or other costs that the pack incurs and cannot recover at the time of the Scout's cancellation will not be refunded. Scout families seeking a refund must contact a member of the executive committee and the request must be brought before the pack committee for approval. Approval is granted by a simple majority when a quorum is present.
ARTICLE 23. FUNDRAISERS
23.1 FRIENDS OF SCOUTING: This is an annual fundraising program that is coordinated by the Council. The funds raised are used to maintain the programs, leadership trainings, and camping programs that are run by the Council. Our pack is a member of the New Birth of Freedom Council. A district representative will give a presentation at a pack meeting. This is a national program.
23.2 PACK POPCORN SALES: Cub Scouts Pack 368 has a popcorn sale each year to raise funds for the pack to pay for awards, trips, etc. The sale begins in September after "Join Scouting Night," and the popcorn is generally delivered the week before Thanksgiving. We collect payment when the popcorn is delivered. The pack's portion of the profit from the popcorn sale may be added to the general fund or distributed to the boy's Cub accounts (or a combination of the two). If the committee agrees that a portion of the popcorn profits will go to the Cub accounts, the amount added to a Scout's Cub account will be directly proportional to his sales (e.g. the profit is not divided equally among each boy).
23.3 GIANT GIFT CARDS: The pack buys gift cards from Giant at a 5% discount. The cards are then sold to family members for face value. The cards are good at any Giant for the full face value amount. Then 4% of the face value amount is credited to the Scout's Cub account, and 1% goes into the pack's general fund.
23.4 (Scheduled pack fundraiser with buy-out option to ensure the pack budget is fully funded.)
Article 24. PRIVACY AND COMMUNICATION
24.1 A Scout family's phone number(s) and e-mail address must be provided to the pack for communication purposes. Unless a specific request is made to the Cubmaster or committee chair, e-mail addresses and phone numbers will be available to other registered members of the pack. The pack requests that all members be courteous in the use of e-mail and phone communications and use them for Scout business only, not for solicitation or private enterprises.
24.2 Media releases: The pack has a web site and may post pictures or send pictures of our events to local papers for publication. A media release form is to be filled out by each family . In the absence of a media release form indicating otherwise, pack families agree to allow pictures of their families engaged in Scouting events to be published without compensation. No personal information shall be included with any of these publications other than first names.
ARTICLE 25. DISCLOSURE
25.1 If any of these by-laws are in violation of BSA, state or federal rules and regulations, the appropriate rules or regulations will preside over the by-laws. These by-laws can be amended by a majority vote of the pack committee with notice given at the prior two (2) pack meetings.
25.2 Once adopted and approved, these by-laws may be changed by committee members by stating and seconding a specific motion of amendment at a pack committee meeting. After a seconding of motion to amend the by-laws, the motion will be tabled and announced at the next two pack meetings, allowing parent comments in accordance with Article 25.1. At the next scheduled committee meeting after the proposed amendment has been announced per Article 25.1 and with at least two weeks notice of the meeting to the entire pack, a majority of votes with a quorum present will validate the proposed amendment. Note: If the vote is held at a regularly scheduled committee meeting, the date of which has been published on a calendar or otherwise communicated to the pack at least two weeks prior, special notice of the meeting is not required.