Pack Organization

We are Pack 100 which is part of the West Wind District. The West Wind District is one of six districts in Northeastern Massachusetts. These districts are all part of the Spirit of Adventure Council which serves the greater Boston area. The Spirit of Adventure Council is the largest BSA Council in Massachusetts.

Scouting districts all belong to a council. BSA has approximately 270 councils around the country. The number of councils per geographic area varies; in Massachusetts, there are six Councils.  All BSA Councils are part of the National Council which is headquartered in Texas.

The Boy Scouts of America does not operate Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, or Venturing crews. The Scouting program is delivered through  civic, faith-based, and educational organizations called chartered organizations, which operate Scouting units to deliver the programs to their youth members, as well as the community at large.

The Charter Organization for Pack 100 is the Westford Rotary Club. The charter organization enters into an annual agreement to provide Scouting in the community and to the youth they seek to serve.  In most cases the institution head appoints someone to oversee the Scouting program(s) they charter this position is a Chartered Organization Representative. 

Annually the local council enters into an agreement with the chartered organization granting them a charter.  This charter enables the organization or group to use the Scouting program under adult leadership they approve of in order to accomplish its objectives and to serve the organization’s youth and families.

Glossary of Cub Scout Organization and Roles:


A small group of Cub Scouts who are the same gender (as of Fall 2022, gender can be mixed) and in the same grade.  The ideal size is 6 to 8 Cub Scouts.  

Den Leaders:

An adult, usually a parent, serves as a Den Leader. They carry out the activities related to adventures as they are presented in the Cub Scout’s handbook and the Den Leader Guide. Den Leader resources are available online.


The pack is made up of several dens.  The make up and size of the pack varies based on local interest and resources. Each pack is identified by a number. 


The leader of the pack meeting is the Cubmaster.  In addition to serving as the master of ceremonies the Cubmaster provides support to Den Leaders. 

Pack Committee:

Made up of parents, leaders, and other caring adults the pack committee works to support den leaders and the cubmaster.   

Pack Committee Chair: 

The top volunteer in the pack is the Pack Committee Chair.  They are responsible for ensuring enough qualified adult volunteers are in place to provide the program.  They lead the pack committee meetings. 

Chartered Organization:

This is the organization that partners with the Boy Scouts of America to deliver a Scouting program.  They adopt Scouting to serve the youth in the community. 

Chartered Organization Representative:

This person appoints the Pack Committee Chair and approves all adult leaders.  They provide resources from the chartered organization.  

Adult Leader Training

All adult leaders are first required to take Youth Protection Training.  When that is completed, training for each position in Cub Scouting is available on-line.  There are additional training courses available in your local area.  Visit for more details.

Youth Protection Training is Mandatory for all Leaders and Volunteers

Cub Scouts and BSA Offer Training Based on Role

We recommend that our adult volunteers complete BALOO training. 

BALOO Training at Sunny Meadows, Chelmsford, MA. Sept 30th-Oct 1st.

This overnight course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO training consists of an online pre-requisite component in addition to an overnight hands on practical. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the discovery of the necessary tools to help units carry our a successful camping experience.

B = BASIC, basic training for new Cub Scout leaders or parents with little or no camping experience.

A = ADULT, the adult training requirement for those planning and participating in your pack’s camping experiences.

L = LEADER, open to all registered leaders, Lion Parent and Leader to Webelos Leader, Cubmaster to Committee Member. And open to interested adults as well.

O = OUTDOOR, tents, Outdoor Ethics, mosquitoes, cooking, campfire program, wood-tools safety, more.

O = ORIENTATION, very basic “how-to” introduction focusing on planning a safe overnight experience for your Pack or den.

Completion of this course is mandatory for a MINIMUM OF ONE adult on a Pack overnighter.

The prerequisite for attending this course is the completion of the online portion of BALOO training available through Scouting U acessed by logging into

Signing Up to Volunteer

Dens 2022-23

Lions - Kindergarten

Den 1

Den Leader - TBD

YPT Adult - TBD

Tigers - 1st Grade

Den 6

Den Leader - TBD

YPT Adult - TBD

Wolves - 2nd Grade

Den 5

Den Leader - Erica Chilson

YPT Adult - Joaquin Gargoloff

Bears - 3rd Grade

Den 4

Den Leader - Keith Longwell

YPT Adult - Daina Esposito

Webelos - 4th Grade

Den 2 

Den Leader - Poornima Vissamsetti 

Den Leader - Karen Andresen 

Den 3 

Den Leader - Kelley Silva 

YPT Trained adult - Kim Curran

Arrow Of Light - 5th Grade

Den 9

Den Leader -  Patrick Kenneally

YPT Trained adult - TBD

Pack Level Volunteers for Pack 100

Chartered Organizational Representative - Frank Garcia (Westford Rotary) 

Cubmaster - Karen Andresen*

Committee Chair -  Kim Curran*

Treasurer - Joaquin Gargoloff

Awards Chairman - Keith Longwell *  

Activity Coordinator - Open position

Popcorn Kernel - Open position

*  This person also volunteers to lead at the den level