Pack Treasurer

Preferred Tenure:

2+ Years

Typical Months of Activity:

Full Year

Time Commitment:

  • 2-3 hours per month 
  • Busier months are around popcorn fundraising and winter re-chartering (Sept - Dec).

Requirements:

  • Scout Leader Uniform - No
  • Attend Monthly Pack Leader Meetings - Yes, as required
  • Training - Youth Protection & Online Position-specific training
  • Ideal Characteristics - experience with basic budgeting and accounting, spreadsheets.  

Description:

The treasurer ensures the pack’s finances are sound. 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 bank account in the pack’s name and arrange for all transactions to be signed by any two of the following: Cubmaster, pack committee chair, scribe, or treasurer.
  • Approve all budget expenditures. Check all disbursements against budget allowances, and pay bills by check. The pack committee chair should approve bills before payment.
  • Collect dues from den leaders at the pack leaders’ meeting, preferably in sealed den dues envelopes. Open envelopes in the presence of den leaders. Give receipts for these funds, and deposit the money in the bank account.
  • 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. Credit each Cub Scout with payment of dues. From time to time, compare the records with those of the den leaders to make sure they agree. Give leadership in developing a coordinated record-keeping system in the pack.
  • Periodically report on the pack’s financial condition at the monthly pack leaders’ meeting. Make regular monthly reports to the pack committee at the pack leaders’ meeting, and report to the chartered organization as often as desirable on the financial condition of the pack.
  • Provide petty cash needed by leaders. Keep a record of expenditures.
  • Guide the pack in conducting council-approved pack money-earning projects.