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We are Cub Scout Pack 445, representing the Lake Travis area including Bee Cave Elementary. We are sponsored by VFW Post 4443.  We welcome all boys from kindergarten through fifth grades to discover the adventure of Cub Scouting!

Cubmaster: Tim Stranahan

Committee Chair: James Ezell

Please refer to the calendar section of our website for specific dates and locations. 

We realize that many of you are new to Scouting, so we would like you to feel at ease. Cub Scouts is about boys having fun and learning how to be good citizens. We are Pack 445, serving the boys who live in the Bee Cave/Spicewood area, but you are welcome to join any Cub Scout pack no matter where you live. A pack is made up of dens; and each den is led by a den leader and an assistant den leader.
 
Dens are assigned by age or grade. Lions = Kindergarten, Tigers = 1st grade. Wolves = 2nd grade. Bears = 3rd grade. Webelos = 4th and 5th grades. A den is around 5 - 12 boys. If we have enough of the same age boys for more than one den, we split them as best we can by neighborhood. As we gain new boys, this means that we will need some volunteers to become new den leaders, especially for Lions and Tigers. Don’t panic! We will show you how to do it.

Your den meets about twice per month, usually every other week. This is where you work on your advancement. Den meetings typically coincide with the school calendar. The pack also gets together once per month. This is when we do derbies, outings, camping, and other events as a whole pack with all our scouting families (dads, moms, and siblings, too). Pack events happen all year, summer included. 

The pack is led by a committee, which is all the adult volunteers, den leaders, a chair, a Cubmaster, webmaster, treasurer, etc. You can learn a lot more and see our upcoming schedule of events at our web site here: http://pack445beecave. org/ 

Pack 445 is a part of the Capitol Area's Bee Cave District. The Bee Cave District's Roundtable meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX 78746 ( map ).

Pack 445 and the Bee Cave District are part of the Boy Scouts of America's Capitol Area Council.(CAC) which serves greater Austin and surrounding areas. 

The following activities are organized by the pack for this year.

Pack 445 Activities

June – Camp Castleton

Summer Overnighter – Round Rock Express

July – Lakeway Parade

August – Space Center Houston

September – Welcome Back Pack Meeting

October – Fall Campout – Pace Bend Park

November – Model Rocket Launch

December – Cards, Caroling, and Chili Cookoff

January – Pinewood Derby

February – Report to State Parade

Blue and Gold Banquet

March – Bowling at High Five

April Overnighter – Battleship Texas

Spring Campout – Inks Lake

May – Crossover Ceremony

Committee Members

Our Pack Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at CraigO's Pizza in Lakeway. The committee sets the pack calendar and follows the BSA policies to the best of its abilities with the support of its Scouters. All parents are welcome to attend the pack committee meeting to listen in or contribute ideas for the pack. Scouts are welcome to come hang out with fellow scouts while their parents participate in the meeting.

Pack Committee

  • Ensures that quality adult leadership is recruited and trained.
  • Recruits or selects the Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmasters as required.
  • Assigns a qualified Assistant Cubmaster when the Cubmaster is absent.
  • Assists in the selection of Den and Tiger Cub leaders.
  • Supports leaders in carrying out the scout program.
  • Is responsible for finances, adequate funds, and disbursements in line with approved budget.
  • Obtains, maintains, and properly cares for pack property.
  • Assures the Cub Scouts have a year-round quality program.
  • Ensures the pack has an outdoor program that at least meets the requirements for the yearly National Quality Unity Award.
  • Helps to stimulate the interest of the parents through a good program.
  • Supports the Cubmaster in working with Den Leaders.
  • Attends Cub Scout leader specific training, youth protection training, and monthly planning meetings.
  • Resolves problems that affect the overall pack program.
  • Provides assistance for the special needs some boys may require.
  • Helps with the Friends of Scouting campaign.
  • Assists with charter review and annual re-charter.

Positions:

  • Advancement/Awards Chair
  • Adv/Awards Chair Asst (BCE)
  • Adv/Awards Chair Asst (WCH)
  • Camping Chair (BCE)
  • Camping Co-Chair
  • Camping Chair Asst (WCH)
  • Chairperson (WCH)
  • Chairperson Asst (BCE)
  • Communications Chair
  • Comm Chair Asst (BCE)
  • Comm Chair Asst (WCH)
  • Equipment Chair
  • Equipment Chair Asst (BCE)
  • Friends of Scouting Chair (BCE)
  • Friends of Scouting Chair (WCH)
  • Fundraising Chair
  • Fundraising Chair Asst (BCE)
  • Fundraising Chair Asst (WCH)
  • Membership/Recruiting Chair
  • Member/Recr Chair Asst (BCE)
  • Member/Recr Chair Asst (WCH)
  • Nova STEM Counselor
  • Nova STEM Counselor (BCE)
  • Nova STEM Counselor (WCH)
  • Pack Photo/Videographer (BCE)
  • Pack Photo/Videographer (WCH)
  • Public Rel/Soc Med Chair (BCE)
  • Public Rel/Soc Med Chair (WCH)
  • Secretary Chair (BCE)
  • Secretary Chair (WCH)
  • Service Projects Chair (BCE)
  • Service Projects Chair (WCH)
  • Training Chair
  • Training Chair Asst
  • Treasurer Chair

Advancement

  • Attends Cub Scout leader specific training, youth protection training, and monthly planning meeting.
  • Acquires a working knowledge of the Cubs and Webelos advancement plans.
  • Encourages Scouts to advance in rank.
  • Maintains all Scout advancement records.
  • Reports to the scout council office, on the correct form, the scouts’ advancements.
  • Assists the Cubmaster and Den Leaders with obtaining and distributing scout awards.
  • Coordinates the construction or acquisition of ceremonial advancement equipment.
  • Reports to the Pack Committee at each meeting.

Committee Chair

  • Organizes the committee to see that all functions are delegated, coordinated, and completed.
  • Maintains a close relationship with the chartered organization directly or through the chartered organization representative.
  • Sees that new dens are formed when needed.
  • Selects with the assistance of the committee the Den and Tiger Cub leadership.
  • Conducts the annual pack program planning meeting.
  • Prepares pack committee meeting agendas.
  • Calls, presides over, and promotes attendance at monthly pack committee meetings and any special meetings that may be called.
  • Provides a parent training program.
  • Assumes active direction of the pack, if the Cubmaster is unable to serve, until a successor is recruited and commissioned.
  • Completes Leader specific training, youth protection training, and annual training
  • Ensures pack representation at monthly roundtables.
  • Keeps the official pack roster.
  • Works with the chartered organization representative to provide adequate meeting facilities.
  • Develops and maintains a strong relationship with area Troops to graduate the Webelos into it.
  • Arranges for charter review and annual re-charter.
  • Plans the charter presentation.
  • Reports to the Pack Committee at each meeting.

Communications

  • Attends Cub Scout leader specific training, youth protection training, and monthly planning meeting.
  • Coordinates with school and community publications to provide articles about scout activities.
  • Acts as the Pack webmaster to keep the Pack's web page current and update links to other scouting websites as necessary.
  • Reports to the Pack Committee at each meeting.

Fund Raising

  • Attends Cub Scout leader specific training, youth protection training, and monthly planning meeting.
  • Chairs the sales drive every year.
  • Manages the money-earning projects that the committee approves, including obtaining proper authorizations when required.
  • Reports to the Pack Committee at each meeting.

Camping

  • Attends Cub Scout leader specific training, youth protection training, and monthly planning meeting.
  • Knows and carries out BSA outdoor program policy by attending BALOO training.
  • Reviews all activities to ensure unit leaders comply with BSA policies in the GUIDE TO SAFE SCOUTING.
  • Helps the Cubmaster plan and arrange for outdoor activities.
  • Secures permission to use camping sites.
  • Makes reservations as required and pays deposit fees.
  • Plans First Aid for emergencies.
  • Organizes the pack's attendance to summer Day and Resident camps.
  • Coordinates with the Troop to obtain the yearly permit to State Parks.
  • Promotes the National Camping Award and the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • Reports to the Pack Committee at each meeting.

Membership

  • Attends Cub Scout leader specific training, youth protection training, and monthly planning meeting.
  • Encourages Cub Scouts to recruit new members.
  • Coordinates Pack Round-up at the beginning of the school year.
  • Maintains the Pack Roster and records new members for the Pack Committee

Secretary

  • Attends Cub Scout leader specific training, youth protection training, and monthly planning meeting.
  • Keeps and distributes minutes of the leaders' meetings.
  • Distributes committee information as required.
  • Keeps track of the list of action items decided at the meetings.
  • Takes care of the pack correspondence and prepare letters as directed by the chairperson.
  • Keeps and updates the pack calendar, and provides the information to the Webmaster.
  • Develops and maintains the inventory of pack property.
  • Maintains pack manuals, videos, forms, and cub scout materials for use by the leaders.
  • Reports to the Pack Committee at each meeting.

Treasurer

  • Attends Cub Scout leader specific training, youth protection training, and monthly planning meeting.
  • Handles all pack funds. Pay bills as recommended by the Cubmaster or approved by the Pack Committee.
  • Maintains checking and saving accounts.
  • Collects Cub Scouts dues from Den Leaders.
  • Keeps adequate records using financial software.
  • Documents the money-earning projects as approved by the committee.
  • Leads in the preparation of the annual pack budget.
  • Leads the Friends of Scouting Campaign.
  • Reports to the Pack committee at each meeting.

Cubmaster

The Cubmaster is the guiding hand behind the work of other pack leaders and serves as program adviser to the pack committee - a recruiter, a supervisor, a director, a planner, a motivator of other leaders.

Everything the Cubmaster does is aimed at the individual boy. Securing strong leaders, planning pack activities, advising other leaders and parents - these are all ways in which the Cubmaster affects the kind of Cub Scouting each boy in the pack is offered. Although the Cubmaster is an executive position he has direct influence on the lives of individual boys by keeping in mind that boys can be made better through Cub Scouting.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts a pack program according to the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Completes Cubmaster Specific Training and youth protection training.
  • Attends monthly planning meeting, roundtables and annual training (University of Scouting, etc.)
  • Plans, coordinates, and helps carry out the total Cub Scout program in the pack.
  • Leads the monthly pack meetings with the help of other leaders.
  • Knows and uses Cub Scout literature including: Leader Guide, Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide, Guide to Safe Scouting, Ceremonies for Dens and Packs, Pack Meeting Sparklers, Cub Scout Song Book.
  • Sees that the pack program, leaders, and Cub Scouts reflect positively the interests and objectives of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Works with the Pack Committee on program ideas, selecting and recruiting adult leaders, and establishing a budget plan.
  • Assists the Pack Committee chairman in conducting the annual pack program planning meeting and the monthly pack leaders' meetings.
  • Works as a team member with the Pack Committee chairman to cultivate, educate, and motivate all pack leaders and parents in Cub Scouting.
  • Coaches and mentors Assistant Cubmasters to help them in their leadership development.
  • Sees that the Assistant Cubmasters discharge their responsibilities.
  • Guides and Supports the den leaders. Sees that they receive the required training for they position.
  • Works directly with the Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, the Webelos den leaders, the den chiefs, the pack committee chairman, and the committee members to make sure all dens are functioning well.
  • Sees that Cubs and Webelos receive a quality, year-round program filled with fun and activities that qualify the dens and pack for the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • Conducts impressive Advancement and Arrow of Light Ceremonies.
  • Assists in planning and conducting stimulating crossover ceremonies involving Webelos Den Leaders, Webelos Den Chiefs, Scoutmasters, troop junior leaders, and parents.
  • Encourages high advancement standards for Cub Scouts and Webelos.
  • Guides Cub scouts in goodwill and conservation projects.
  • Maintains good relationships with parents by seeking their support and including them in activities.
  • Involves male relatives such as uncles and grandfathers so Cub scouts will have additional male role models.
  • Supports the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.

Assistant Cubmaster

  • Attends Cub Scout Leader Specific Training and youth protection training.
  • Attends monthly planning meeting, roundtables, and annual training.
  • Assists the Cubmaster as needed and is ready to fill in for the Cubmaster if necessary.
  • Participates in pack meetings.
  • Assist Activity Committees to organize Campouts, Derbies, and Special Events to ensure all scouts receive a quality, year-round program filled with fun activities that qualify the dens and pack for the National Summertime Pack Award
  • Works with the pack committee to develop and promote an ongoing plan for recruiting new boys.
  • Participates in the annual pack program planning meeting.
  • Supports the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.

Cub Scout Den Leader

  • Gives leadership to planning and carrying out a year-round program of activities for the den to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Completes Cub Scout Leader specific training, and youth protection training.
  • Attends monthly planning meeting, roundtables, and annual training.
  • Establishes a close working relationship with the Assistant Den leaders by coaching and mentoring them to help them in their leadership development.
  • Sees that the Assistant Den leaders discharge their responsibilities.
  • Lead the den in its participation at pack meetings. Serve as den host or hostess for den parents at pack meetings.
  • Works in harmony with other den and pack leaders.
  • Cooperates with the Cubmaster and his assistant in recruiting new boys.
  • Works with the den chief to guide him in his work with the Cub scouts. Sees that he receives recognition for his efforts at den and pack meetings.
  • Meets regularly with the den chief to allow him to help plan den meetings and den activities, and lets him to serve as den activities assistant.
  • Provides meaningful jobs for the denner and assistant denner so they can learn responsibility and gain satisfaction from their      participation.
  • Knows and uses Cub Scout literature including: Leader Guide, Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide, Guide to Safe Scouting, Ceremonies for Dens and Packs, Pack Meeting Sparklers, Cub Scout Song Book.
  • Records Achievements and Electives in the boys' program books.
  • Maintains a friendly relationship with Cub Scouts; encourages them to earn the advancement awards. Keeps accurate advancement records and sees that the boys receive recognition for their advancements.
  • Stimulates the Cub scouts' imagination and helps the den prepare ceremonies, activities, and exhibits for the pack meeting.
  • Helps the den and pack earn the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • Develops a good working relationship with the den parents and families. Uses their talent to help enrich the den program.
  • Holds den parents' meetings as often as needed to get acquainted and strengthen den operation. Has open communications with den families.
  • Involves den fathers, uncles, and grandfathers in outings and other den activities so boys will have additional male role models.
  • Sees that two deep leadership is always available for den meetings and activities.
  • Participates in the annual pack planning meeting.
  • Sets a good example for the boys by behavior, attitude, and properly wearing the uniform.
  • Support the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.

Webelos Den Leader

  • Gives leadership to planning and carrying out a year-round program of activities for the Webelos den to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Attends Cub Scout leader specific training, Webelos Den Leader Outdoor training, and youth protection training.
  • Attends monthly planning meeting, roundtables, and annual training.
  • Establishes a close working relationship with the Assistant Webelos Den leaders by coaching and mentoring them to help them in their leadership development.
  • Leads the den in its participation at pack meetings. Serve as den host or hostess for den parents at pack meetings.
  • Works in harmony with other den and pack leaders.
  • Cooperates with the Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster in recruiting new boys.
  • Works with the den chief to guide him in his work with the Webelos. Sees that he receives recognition for his efforts at den and pack meetings.
  • Meets regularly with the Webelos den chief to allow him to help plan den meetings and den activities, and lets him to serve as den activities assistant.
  • Knows and uses Cub Scout literature including: WEBELOS Leader Guide, Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide, Guide to Safe Scouting, Ceremonies for Dens and Packs, Pack Meeting Sparklers, Cub Scout Song Book.
  • Instill Scouting's spirit and moral values by personal example, ceremonies, and meaningful activities such as service projects.
  • Records Achievements and Electives in the boys' program books.
  • Maintains a friendly relationship with Webelos Scouts; encourages them to earn the advancement awards and maintains high advancement standards. Keeps accurate advancement records and sees that the boys receive recognition for their achievements.
  • Helps establish and maintain good relationships with Boy Scout troops into which the Webelos may be graduated.
  • Tries to graduate every boy into a troop.
  • Plans and conducts stimulating crossover ceremonies involving the Cubmaster, Assistant Webelos den leaders, Webelos Den Chiefs, parents, Scoutmasters, and troop junior leaders.
  • Encourages den parents to help plan and carry out overnight campouts and outdoor activities.
  • Helps the den and pack earn the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • Develops a good working relationship with the den parents and families. Uses their talent to help enrich the den program by asking qualified individuals to serve as activity pin counselors.
  • Sees that two deep leadership is always available for den meetings and activities.
  • Participates in the annual pack planning meeting.
  • Sets a good example for the boys by behavior, attitude, and properly wearing the uniform.
  • Keeps the Cubmaster and pack committee informed on the progress and needs of the Webelos.
  • Support the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.

Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader

  • Assists the den leader as needed.
  • Completes Cub Scout Leader Specific training, and youth protection training.
  • Attends monthly planning meeting, roundtables, and annual training.
  • Carries out the duties assigned by the den leader and is ready to fill in for the den leader if necessary.
  • Develops a close working relationship with the assistant den leader and the den chief, functioning with them as a den leadership team.
  • Attends the pack meetings and assists as needed.
  • Participates in the annual pack planning meeting.
  • Sets a good example for the boys by behavior, attitude, and properly wearing the uniform.
  • Support the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.

Assistant Webelos Den Leader

  • Assists the den leader as needed.
  • Completes Cub Scout Leader Specific training, youth protection training, and Webelos Den Leader Outdoor training.
  • Attends monthly planning meeting, roundtables, and annual training.
  • Carries out the duties assigned by the den leader and is ready to fill in for the den leader if necessary.
  • Develops a close working relationship with the Assistant Webelos den leader and the Webelos den chief, functioning with them as a den leadership team.
  • Attends the pack meetings and assists as needed.
  • Participates in the annual pack planning meeting.
  • Sets a good example for the boys by behavior, attitude, and properly wearing the uniform.
  • Support the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.

Parent Volunteers

In addition to the committee and pack positions that parents of scouts fulfill, other parents support and help the pack go by volunteering to chair various pack activities.  Without the support of all of the parents in the various positions and activities, it would not be possible to provide the successful Cub Scout program.