The Boy Scouts of America makes Scouting available to our nation’s youth by chartering community organizations to organize and operate Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, Venturing crews and Sea Scout ships for boys and young men and women. These chartered organizations manage the units and control the program of activities to support their goals and objectives. When community organizations establish a new unit, they must take these two important actions to ensure a quality Scouting program:
1. Select leadership. The head of the chartered organization appoints a chartered organization representative to provide leadership in the selection of a unit committee of parents and organization members that will provide overall supervision for the unit’s program. The committee selects the adult unit leaders who will work with the youth. The chartered organization representative also is a voting member of the local council and may serve as a member of the district committee.
2. Provide a meeting place and promote a good program. The chartered organization arranges for appropriate meeting facilities for the unit and promotes through its committee the full use of the program, including outdoor experiences, advancement, recognitions, and, in particular, Scouting’s values.
Cub Scout Pack 178 is Chartered by Mountain View Lutheran Church in Ahwatukee, AZ. Most Pack meetings are held in the gymnasium, and a significant number of Den meetings are held in the church’s classrooms.
Mountain View Lutheran Church
11002 S. 48th St
Phoenix, AZ 85044