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.
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, secretary, 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 using an agreed upon system. 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 recordkeeping system in the pack.
Be responsible for thrift training within the pack. Encourage each den leader to explain the pack financial plan to each family so that Cub Scouts will accept responsibility for paying dues and each family will be alert to opportunities for their child to earn dues money and develop habits of thrift.
On the request of den leaders, sympathetically counsel with those who do not pay dues, determine the reason, and encourage regular payment. If they are unable to pay, work out a plan with the Cubmaster and pack committee so that the Cub Scout can earn dues.
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.