Frequently Asked Questions
Who is our Chartered Organization?
Our Chartered Organization is Back Creek Presbyterian Church located at 1821 Back Creek Church Road, Charlotte NC 28213. Pack 49 has been at Back Creek Church since its inception in 1987. Our brother organization Troop 49 has been chartered there since 1968.
General Scouting Links
- Boy Scouts of America
Mecklenburg County Council - Boy Scouts of America
Hornests Nest District - Mecklenburg County Council
Boy Scouts of America - myScouting Tools (Training)
Guide to Safe Scouting
Bryan on Scouting (Scouting Magazine Blog)
Official Boy Scout Online Store
Boy Scouts of America - Youth Application
Boy Scouts of America - Adult Application
Training for Leaders
Our pack's opportunities for Leader Training & Personal Development:
Yearly required training for each leadership position
Monthly Pack Committee Leaders Meeting & Planning
Online BSA Training @ www.scouting.org
Bi-Monthly BSA Cub-Cast Podcast & MP3
World-Class Leadership Training Days offered each season by the Mecklenburg BSA Council
You, Me, Everyone = Pack 49
Parent : Leader : Akela
Pack 49 is dependent on leaders to manage the pack, coordinate the Den Meetings activities. Without Parent Leaders, in and out of the Scout Uniform, the great Pack 49 experience won't happen.
Every leader in Pack 49 is a non-paid volunteer....
Leaders believe in what Scouting can do for your child & Family.
"For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society" - Scouting.org
Have More Fun with Your Child - Take the Challenge - Become a Leader
Decide to take a step to having more fun with your child and their new friends.
Commit world-class leadership training unlike any other in the world.
Enrich your own life and the life of your child using local council-level events and national-level BSA scouting training resources.
Talk with the Cubmaster to see how you can help your child, their friends and "Help the Pack Grow"
You Are Their Akela / Leader @Home
There are tons of great resources here for leadership and Fun for You & your child at home.
Cub Scout Parents page (on Scouting.org)
Who are our leaders?
The Pack 49 Committee has recently been reorganized to provide a better focus on Pack activities and administration and to be better able to support the Scouting Program.
The Committee is always looking for parents or other interested parties to help with pack functions and activities. If you are interested in participating more directly in the scouting program please contact any volunteer/leader in person.
Cub Master / Jen Freeling
Assistant Cubmaster / Jake McIlvain
AOL Leader / Jake McIlvain
Webelo I Leader / Jen (instrim) & Tony Hall
Bear Leader / Nisha Gopani
Wolf Leader / Christal Webber
Tiger Leader / Matt King
Lion Den Leader Guide / Jeff Hunt
Committee Chair / Bob Kaestner
Treasurer / Josh Freeling
Advancement Chair / NEEDED
Online Communications Chair / Josh Freeling
Events Chair / NEEDED
Webmaster / Josh Freeling
Outdoor Chair / Matt King (intrim) & Tony Hall
Popcorn "Kernel" & Fundraising Chair / Stephanie Barker
BSA Health/Medical Form (Part A & B) - REQUIRED for Camping
For any overnight camping trip your scout takes, you will need to completely fill out the BSA Health/Medical Form Parts A & B and turn it in along with a front AND back copy of your child's health insurance card. The health form is good ONE year from the date it is filled out and signed. We recommend you make a copy of it for yourself before you turn it in to us.
History of Pack 49
Pack 49 has existed at Back Creek Church since it was first chartered in 1987. In it's history, it has had 16 different individuals as Cub Master, including it's current Cub Master, Jen Freeling. Below is a list of all previous Cub Masters of Pack 49.
1987 Richard White
1988 Richard White
1989 Bradford Roche
1990 Bradford Roche
1991 Richard Berman
1992 Richard Berman
1993 Richard Berman
1994 Richard Berman
1995 John Hartis
1996 Jerome Duncan
1997 Tanya Tincher
1998 Tanya Tincher
1999 Tanya Tincher
2000 Rebecca Workman
2001 Rebecca Workman
2002 Thomas Hickson
2003 Thomas Hickson
2004 Thomas Hickson
2005 Mark Chapman
2006 Mark Chapman
2007 Richard Messina
2008 Darren Seigler
2009 Richard Messina
2010 Jeffrey Selk
2011 Jeffrey Selk
2012 Dennis Tucker
2013 Dennis Tucker
2014 Tremayne Brooker
2015 Tremayne Brooker
2016 Tremayne Brooker
2017 Tremayne Brooker / Jacob McIlvain
2018 Jacob McIlvain / Jen Freeling
2019 Jen Freeling