Den Chief is a great leadership position for those who need leadership credits but don’t have a Troop job. If a scout is interested in being a Den Chief for a Cub Scout Pack training is the place to start. See training info below.
Den Chief Training Conference (C31)
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m. (check-in) – 3:30 p.m.
Location: 1325 Scott’s Run Rd., McLean, VA 22102, LDS Church (north of Tyson’s Corner).
Cost: $20; includes Den Chief Handbook, training course handout, Trained patch, lunch.
Contact: Roger Claff, email@example.com.
Register On-line: http://ncacbsa.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=624577&group=114103
What’s a Den Chief: A Den Chief is an older Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer who serves as a leadership assistant to a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout den. He is preferably a former Cub Scout, at least First Class rank, and at least 13 years old. Den Chiefs are selected by Senior Patrol Leader and Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, or Venturing Advisor upon request by Cubmaster; approved by Cubmaster and Pack Committee for recommendation to Den Leader.
Course Description: Training is for scouts who serve as Den Chiefs; adult Cub Scout leaders (Den Leaders/Cubmasters) who use Den Chiefs in den/pack programs; and adult Boy Scout leaders who coordinate Den Chief assignments. The course instructs scouts on the Den Chief leadership position and the necessary skills to lead and befriend Cub/Webelos Scouts. The course motivates through fun, learning skills, playing games and activities that help scouts understand their role in the weekly den meetings. Some scouts who become Den Chiefs were never Cub Scouts and this course helps them understand that program
Qualifications: Although this training can be taken by Boy Scouts of any age/rank, we recommend scouts be active in their troops for at least one year before serving as Den Chiefs.