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Our Leadership

Your role as a parent or guardian is the secret to a successful Cub Scouting program! The Den and the Pack also rely on parent participation to run a successful program. Cub Scouting operates through volunteer leadership. Please consider volunteering as a member of the pack leadership team.

Volunteer leaders are an example of Scouting’s principle of service to others. By volunteering in Scouting, you are also giving your son the gift of your time. What could be more valuable? You will have an opportunity to be a positive influence in his life and in the lives of his friends.

Pack 196 Leadership

Click on the linked entries to contact the Pack 196 leader listed, and contact us to discuss volunteering in some capacity. Current Scout Parents/Leaders can access contact info for all of the leaders in TroopTrack, our password-protected site.

  • Pack Chair: Simon Hwang
  • Cubmaster: Mike Svatek
  • Assistant Cubmaster: Kevin Van Antwerp
  • Advancement/Awards Chair: Karen Hoyle
  • Popcorn Kernel: Karen Hoyle
  • Pinewood Derby Chair: Jerry Cuderman
  • Webelos 2 Leaders: Mary Love
  • Webelos 1 Leaders: Shannon Svatek & Laura Cuderman
  • Bear Leaders: Amy Burruss
  • Wolf Leaders: Rachel Hwang
  • Tiger Leaders: Andrew Colclough
  • Lion Leaders: (recruiting now)

What Leaders Do

Every Pack will differ, but here are the descriptions of the various roles as described by the Boy Scouts of America.

  • Den Leader: Leads the den at weekly den and monthly pack meetings. Attends the monthly pack committee meeting.
  • Cubmaster: Helps plan and carry out the pack program with the help of the pack committee. Emcees the monthly pack meeting and attends the pack committee meeting.

The Pack Committee

Every Cub Scout parent or guardian is invited to become a member of the pack committee. Pack committee members perform administrative functions of the pack. The committee meets monthly and includes the responsibilities below.

  • Committee Chair: Presides at all pack committee meetings. Helps recruit adult leaders and attends the monthly pack meeting and pack committee meeting.
  • Advancement Chair: Maintains advancement records for the pack. Orders and obtains all badges and insignia. Attends the monthly pack meeting and pack committee meeting.
  • Membership/Recruiting chair. Manages the transition of new Scouts into the pack and coordinates orientation for new Scouting families. Responsible for the marketing and recruiting initiatives of the pack, as well as the growth and retention of the unit.
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Keeps all records for the pack, including pack bank account, financial records, etc. Attends the monthly pack meeting and pack committee meeting.
  • Pack trainer/training coordinator: Coordinates training for adults. Promotes leader training and roundtable meeting attendance. Attends the monthly pack meeting and pack committee meeting.
  • Blue & Gold Chair: Coordinates and manages the annual awards ceremony and anniversary celebration, the Blue & Gold Banquet.