The Den Chief is a key means of building relationships between the Pack and Troop. The Den Chief regularly reminds the boys about Boy Scouts in a positive way as he leads activities and shares his enthusiasm for Scouting with the Cub Scouts. His presence adds another important asset. He can tell them about Boy Scouting, with its outdoor activities, trips, summer camp, and opportunities for advancement. When it’s time for them to move up to a Webelos Scout den or a Boy Scout troop, his example and encouragement can help them decide to make that transition.
A Den Chief is a Boy Scout who assists a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos Scout den leader at den meetings, pack meetings, and other events. He’s a ready source of games, songs, skits, and skills, and he encourages the boys in their advancement.
Do you have a Scout that needs a leadership position and wants to work with younger Scouts? This class will give current and future Den Chiefs an opportunity to learn how to lead songs, put on skits, lead games, and work with adult leaders to solve problems.
This one day training experience is intended for those Boys Scouts who would like to serve in a leadership position while giving service to brother Cub Scouts. Elements of the this training include:
Your Job As Den Chief
How To Use and Lead Games
How To Lead Songs
Dual Contest and Tricks
Working With Cub Scouts and Den Leaders
7 Parts of A Successful Cub Scout Den Meeting
5 Parts of A Successful Webelos Den Meeting
Den Chief/Webelos Den Chief Responsibilities
Our primary reference material is the Den Chief Handbook (provided at the course). Additional materials will be handed out to enhance this learning experience. It is recommended that the Scout bring a blank folder or loose-leaf binder to keep this material in order for future reference.
All materials (books, trained patch) and Snacks will be included in the prepaid fee. Scouts must attend in uniform.