Our parent den leader volunteers donate their time and talent to ensure a quality program for our Scouts. All adult leaders are first required to take Youth Protection Training offered by Scouts BSA. The Diocese of Arlington Office of Child & Youth Protection also conducts a background check, and requires VIRTUS training.
Once a volunteer completes these two comprehensive checkpoints, position specific training is offered. Then, the Pack Committee confirms the volunteer in their position. Child safety is our number one priority, followed by adventure!
To make Cub Scouting work it takes a team made up of each Cub Scout’s parent or guardian and other caring adults who agree to take on roles that best fit their individual talents. Together this team makes up the Pack Committee.
The Pack Committee Chair is appointed by the Chartered Organization to oversee the Pack Committee as they provide support to Den Leaders to ensure a quality program.
The current Pack Committee Chair is Patrick Lusch. Patrick and his son Kylan joined Pack 301 in 2018 after moving to the Alexandria area from the Detroit, Michigan area. Patrick's wife Kim is a first grade teacher at the Basilica School of St. Mary. A former airline pilot, he now works for the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Accident Investigator.
The leader of the pack meeting is the Cubmaster, and the "face of the Pack!". In addition to serving as the master of ceremonies, the Cubmaster provides support to Den Leaders and Committee.
The Cubmaster is Mr. Jeff Haas. Jeff is an Air Force Veteran as a who served as a Biomedical Equipment Technician. Jeff has an A.S. from the Community College of the Air Force. He currently works for a medical equipment manufacturer installing and servicing medical equipment in the DMV area.
Mr. Haas has been active with Pack 301 since 2017 and was Pack 301's first Lion Den Leader!
Jeff enjoys Scouting with his two sons, Liam and Connor.
The Assistant Cubmaster is Bob Hohman.
Mr. Hohman holds a Master of Arts (MA) in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University, is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Change Management Advanced Practitioner Program (CMAP). Mr. Hohman is a retired Colonel from the US Army and currently serves as a Project Officer at the US DOD.
Pack Chaplain / Chartered Organization Representative
The Chartered Organization Representative (COR) is the chief Scouting representative for the parish/organization.
The current Chartering Organization Representative and Pack Chaplain is Fr. David Dufresne. Fr. David became our Pack Chaplain in July 2021, and has served at the Basilica since June 2018.
Den Leaders & Assistant Den Leaders
An adult, usually a parent, serves as a Den Leader or Assistant 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. Our Den and Assistant Den Leaders are what makes the Pack run!
Typically, each Den or Assistant Den Leader advances with his den to the next rank. We are always looking for new Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader volunteers!
Lion Den (Kindergarten Age)
The Lion Den Leader (Den 3) is Matthew Englefield.
Tiger Den (First Grade or 7 Years Old)
The Tiger Den Leader (Den 1) is Michael Curcio.
Wolf Den (Second Grade or 8 Years Old)
The Wolf Den Leader (Den 2) is David Rothenberg.
The Wolf Assistant Den Leader's (Den 2) are Asa Pettigrew, and Matthew Kolich.
Bear Den (Third Grade or 9 Years Old)
The Bear Den Leader (Den 11) is Jeff Haas.
The Bear Assistant Den Leader (Den 11) is James Dempsey.
Webelos Den (Fourth Grade or 10 Years Old)
The Webelos Den Leader (Den 7) is Patrick Lusch.
Webelos Den (Arrow of Light, Fifth Grade)
The Webelos Den Leader (Den 5/6) is Rocky Campione.
The Webelos Assistant Den Leader (Den 5/6) is Kurt Vogel.