By Darryl Alder
Jun 14, 2016

The Pack Treasurer

The pack treasurer ensures the pack’s finances are sound. In many LDS packs, the pack secretary keeps financial records, while the ward financial clerk takes the treasurer’s role for the pack. He accepts the budget request through the Primary president and ensures the pack’s bills are paid.
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If you have a separate treasurer, they should meet regularly with the chair and other committee members to ensure pack finances are sound. Otherwise, the primary presidency or pack secretary will need to say in contact with the ward clerk on pack budget matters.

Specifically, the treasurer will:

  • Help the pack committee and Cubmaster establish a sound financial program for the pack with a pack budget plan.
  • Open or maintain a unit account at the local council service center for awards and literature with transactions to be authorized by any of the following: Cubmaster, pack committee chair, secretary, or clerk.
  • Approve all budget expenditures. Check all disbursements against budget allowances, and pay bills by check. The pack committee chair should approve bills before payment.
  • Keep up-to-date financial records. Enter all income and expenditures under the proper budget item in the finance section of the pack record book.
  • Be responsible for thrift training within the pack. Encourage each den leader to explain the pack financial plan to each boy and his family so that boys will accept responsibility for earning their way to camp and family members will be alert to opportunities for boys to earn money and develop habits of thrift. Credit each Cub Scout with sales of EXPO tickets or other approved day camp fundraisers.
  • Periodically report on the pack’s financial condition at the monthly committee meeting and/ or pack leaders’ meeting. Make regular monthly reports to the pack committee at the committee meeting and/or pack leaders’ meeting, and report to the chartered organization as often as desirable on the financial condition of the pack.
  • Provide reimbursement as needed by leaders. Keep a record of expenditures.
  • Guide the pack in conducting Church and council-approved pack money-earning projects
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