By Darryl Alder
Jul 05, 2016

The Pack Outdoor Activity Coordinator

The pack outdoor activity coordinator helps the boys get what they want most out of Scouting—camping, hiking and outdoor adventure. Your job is to help them develop a love for the outdoors. Specifically, you will:Cub Scout Outdoor Service

  • Help the Cubmaster plan and arrange for outdoor activities.
  • Arrange for property and fire permits and tour and activity plans when required. (Sat­ur­day, April 1st, 2017, the Tour and Activ­i­ty Plan was dis­con­tin­ued. As part of the announce­ment, BSA stat­ed: The Scout­ing pro­gram, as con­tained in our hand­books and lit­er­a­ture, inher­ent­ly inte­grates safe­ty con­sid­er­a­tions. How­ev­er, no pol­i­cy or pro­ce­dure will replace the review and vig­i­lance of trust­ed adults and lead­ers at the point of pro­gram exe­cu­tion.”  Get details here )
  • Arrange for safe transportation when needed.
  • Plan first aid for emergencies.
  • Help Webelos den leaders plan and arrange for outdoor equipment as needed.
  • Arrange for Safe Swim Defense implementation for all outings involving swimming.
  • Plan outings to help the pack and dens qualify for the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • Help inform parents and guardians about opportunities for family camping.
  • Ensure that at least one adult has completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) before any pack day or family camp.
  • Help promote day camp opportunities.
  • Be aware of BSA health and safety requirements, and see that they are implemented.
  • Know and carry out Church and BSA outdoor program policy related to Cub Scouting. Review all activities to ensure that unit leaders comply with Church and BSA policies in the Guide to Safe Scouting.
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