Explaining the Role of the Den Chief

Another important leadership position in a Scout Troop is Den Chief. Den Chiefs assist a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos den leader. They are selected by the senior patrol leader and Scoutmaster, and approved by the cubmaster and the pack committee for recommendation to the den leader. The main responsibility of the Den Chief is:

 Den chiefs help Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourage Cub Scouts to join a troop upon graduation.

Boy Scouts Guide to Troop Leadership

Other duties of the Den Chief are:

  • know the purpose of Cub Scouting
  • helps Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting
  • serves as the activities assistant at den meetings
  • sets a good example through attitude and uniforming
  • is a friend to the members of the den
  • helps lead weekly den meetings
  • helps the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting.
  • knows the importance of the monthly theme and pack meeting plans
  • meets regularly with the den leader to review den and pack meeting plans
  • meets as needed with adult members of the den, pack, and troop
  • receives training from the den leader (and cubmaster or assistant cubmaster)
  • takes Den Chief Training
  • encourages Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts when they are eligible
  • encourages Webelos Scouts to join a Scout troop upon graduation
  • helps the denner and assistant denner to be leaders.
  • wears the Scout uniform correctly
  • lives by the Scout Oath and Law
  • shows Scout spirit

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