Event Volunteer Positions
As you know, Cub Scouts is entirely run by volunteers. For our Pack to run well and provide the best scouting experience for our scouts, we need a lot of dedicated volunteers.  

When we all joined the Pack, we acknowledged that we would volunteer time to the Pack. Not all volunteers have to be uniformed leaders. In fact, most of the volunteer positions that we have open require no uniform, no registration, and no training. In addition, most of them are short duration positions that will require very little time on your part, especially if we get our program committees full.

All families are expected to volunteer for at least one open position.  We will expect all Pack families to honor their promise to volunteer time to the Pack and that you will put your best efforts into the volunteer positions.

Remember, many hands make light work work. Let's continue to make Pack 886 the best Cub Scout Pack in the council!  Find one you are interested in and let anyone of the Leaders know or email webmaster@pack886.netBack to Volunteer Opportunities.


Adopt-A-Path CoordinatorLeads the Pack in making sure we fulfill our commitment to cleaning up our adopted Park, Alden Bridge, four times a year. Works with the den leaders to arrange a day for the clean up and The Woodlands Township to borrow pickers & safety vests for the clean up.  Logs the trash collected into the online database. No registration, no uniform, no training required. 

Timing: 
once per quarter
 Vacancy
   
SCOUTStrong ChairIn 2011, the Boy Scouts of America aligned with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition with the shared goal of together promoting good health for America’s youth. To earn the award, a Scout needs to meet a daily activity goal at least five days a week, for a total of six week and focus on a healthy eating goal.  This challenge is open to all family members!

Timing: Can occur anytime of year over 8 weeks
 Vacancy
   
Popcorn KernelLeads the Pack in the planning and execution of our largest annual fundraising activity - selling popcorn. Popcorn sales is a crucial volunteer activity that provides the majority of the funds to the Pack. It is the goal of the Pack Committee to hold as few fundraisers as possible; however it is important that each family supports our fundraising efforts when they are held. The cost of running the Pack and holding activities is not covered by registration fees - there is a substantial shortfall which must be made up through fundraising. Registration and minimal training required.

Timing: Online: Aug, Kickoff: late Sep, Door to Door: Oct 1 - Nov 30, Delivery: Dec 13 
Vacancy
Popcorn CommitteeWorks with the Popcorn Kernel in the planning and execution of our largest Pack fundraising activity.  Multiple Vacancies
   
Pool & Pizza Party ChairLeads the Pack in the planning and execution of our annual kickoff Pool Party. Secures location, purchases food, and plans activities for the boys. No registration, no uniform, no training required. 

Timing: Aug/Sep
Mark Duggan
Robert Van Benthuysen
Pool & Pizza Party CommitteeWorks with the Pool Party Chair in the planning and execution of our annual pool party including: reserving location, advertising, planning activities, food and drink. No registration, no uniform, no training required. 
Mark Duggan
Robert Van Benthuysen
   
Day of Service CoordinatorWorks with Committee to recommend and commit Pack to the annual Scouting Day of Service.  Works to send information and coordinate the event. 

Timing: Sep-research and recommend project, Nov 15 Organize Day of Service
Karen Beyea-Schroeder
   
Cake Bake ChairWorks with the Cubmaster, Den Leaders and the Church to plan and execute our annual Cake Bake. Works with Church staff to reserve and set up the facility. Arranges agenda, auctioneer, judges, awards, decorations, special guest (firemen) and volunteers to work the event.  Works with Den Leaders for carnival games for the event. No registration, no uniform, no training required. 

Timing: Planning: Sep-Oct, Event - Oct 25
 Vacancy
Cake Bake CommitteeWorks with the Cake Bake Chair in the planning and execution of our annual cake bake including: reserving location, advertising, decorations, activities, food and drink. No registration, no uniform, no training required.  Multiple Vacancies
   
Fall Campout CommitteeVolunteers to help the Camping Chair in preparing and carrying out the campout, including activities, supplies and coordination of the camping.

Timing: End of October
 Vacancy
   
Rain Gutter Regatta ChairLeads the Pack in the planning and execution of our Rain Gutter Regatta. Secures reservations for the event and purchases the awards. Arranges emcee, volunteers for check in and coordinating the racing bracketsNo registration, no uniform, no training required. 

Timing: Be prepared for Early December
 Vacancy
Rain Gutter Regatta CommitteeWorks with the Raingutter Regatta Chair in the planning and execution of our annual regatta including: reserving location, advertising, judging, trophies, drinks and throwing pies. No registration, no uniform, no training required.  Vacancy
   
Scouting For Food ChairLeads the annual Scouting for Food drive that occurs nationally. Secures the door hangers, the neighborhood the Pack will canvas and drops off the collected food at the food bank.  Arranges volunteers to hang door hangers on the front door of our neighborhood on the first weekend and then arranges volunteers for the second weekend to collect the food and drop off at the food bank. No registration, no uniform, no training required. 

Timing: January
Jeff Chandler
   
Pinewood Derby ChairScouts start your engines!  Leads the Pack in the planning and execution of our largest event - the Pinewood Derby.  The Pinewood Derby is one of the premier events that the Pack puts on and the families look forward to and it couldn't happen without these volunteers. Works with the Leaders and the Church to plan and execute our annual Pinewood Derby. Works with Church staff to reserve, set up the facility and audio visual equipment. Arranges agenda, emcee, judges, awards, decorations, drinks and snacks and volunteers to work the event. No registration, no uniform, no training required. 

Timing: Be prepared for early February
 Vacancy
Pinewood Derby CommitteeWorks with the Pinewood Derby Chair in the planning and execution of our largest and most serious event including: reserving location, advertising, decorations, activities, judging, trophies, food and drink. No registration, no uniform, no training required.  Multiple Vacancies
Pinewood Derby ClinicsVolunteers their homes, tools and talents to help our scouts make and tune up their cars for entry into the Pinewood Derby.  Multiple Vacancies
   
Blue & Gold ChairLeads the planning and execution of our annual Blue and Gold Banquet event in February, a very special celebration of all our scouts and seeing our Webelos II cross over to Boy Scouts. Works with the Church to reserve the facility, set up the facility and arrange audio and visual.  Leads the committee in setting the program, decorating the venue, securing entertainment, deciding on the menu, and helping the Cubmaster prepare for the event. There are minor milestones that happen in the months leading up to the event but with a committee to help it is not a large time investment.  

Timing: Be prepared for end of February
Web II Den Leader

Blue & GoldCommitteeWorks with the Webelos II Den Leader in the planning and execution of the Blue & Gold Banquet.  Multiple Vacancies
   
Scout Fair Coupon Books ChairLeads the Pack in the planning and execution of our second largest annual fundraising activity - selling Scout Fair Coupon books. Selling the coupon books is a a crucial volunteer activity that can provide a significant amount of funds to the Pack. It is the goal of the Pack Committee to hold as few fundraisers as possible; however it is important that each family supports our fundraising efforts when they are held. The cost of running the Pack and holding activities is not covered by registration fees - there is a substantial shortfall which must be made up through fundraising. Registration and minimal training required. 

Timing: February - March
 Vacancy
   
Spring Campout CommitteeVolunteers to help the Camping Chair in preparing and carrying out the campout, including activities, supplies and coordination of the camping.

Timing: End of March
  Vacancy
   
Summer Camp ChairThe day & resident camps are great experiences for our scouts, they have an incredible amount of fun, learn a lot and earn a lot of electives. We need someone to volunteer to promote the camps, arrange dates and find adult volunteers to staff the camps our Scouts will attend.  

Timing: Preparation April - May, Camps: June - July
 Vacancy
Summer Camp VolunteersWe need a minimum ratio of adult volunteers per Scout attending camp to staff the camp. This will require time at the day or resident camp.
  Multiple Vacancies
   
Flags for Fallen Vets ChairCoordinates the pack's involvement in the Flags for Fallen Vets event where flags are placed on veterans graves at the Houston National Cemetery. Advertising the event, recruiting volunteers, coordinating logistics and supplies.

Timing: Sunday before Memorial Day
 Vacancy
   
Fishing Derby ChairLeads the Pack in the planning and execution of our Fishing Derby. Secures reservations for the event and purchases the awards. Arranges, volunteers for check in and coordinating the judgingNo registration, no uniform, no training required. 

Timing: Late May
Gilbert Aranda


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