I need some help. I am a fairly new Cubmaster, and I have taken my position-specific training. My Committee Chair has told me that the Committee Chair really runs the pack, the Cubmaster is only responsible for planning and running the pack meetings. He has also made it clear on many occasions that the Committee Chair outranks the Cubmaster, and that I have no power to challenge his decisions. Most of the time this is not an issue, we discuss everything with the committee and arrive at joint decisions.
Currently I am in a situation where I feel strongly that a particular decision needs to be discussed more, because I feel like a longtime den leader and loyal volunteer is being ignored and disrespected. I’m not comfortable at all with the way this matter has been resolved. It’s causing bad feeling within the pack. I asked for a conversation between the three of us (den leader, chair, and me), hoping to help work things out, and was basically told by the chair to sit down, shut up, and don’t try to wield power that I don’t actually have.
Leaving the tone of the remarks aside (yes, they disturbed me), am I misinterpreting what I’m reading on the position duties? Is the Cubmaster completely subservient to the Committee Chair? And if this is so, why is the Cubmaster even listed as Key 3 together with the Committee Chair?