- Position description: The den chief works with the Cub Scouts,
Webelos Scouts, and den leaders in the Cub Scout pack.
- Reports to: The den leader in the pack and the assistant Scoutmaster for the new-Scout patrol in the troop
- Den chief duties: •Knows the purposes of Cub Scouting. •Helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks. •Encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation. •Assists with activities in the den meetings. •Is a friend to the boys in the den. •Helps out at weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings. •Meets with adult members of the den, pack, and troop as necessary. •Sets the example. •Wears the uniform correctly. •Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. •Shows Scout spirit.
As a Den Chief, the troop expects you to be a leader at the den meetings and Pack meetings. This means that you proactively work with the Cubs and not just do what you are told by your den leader.
Scouts using Den Chief toward advancement to LIFE rank or higher are expected to be working toward the DEN CHIEF AWARD. Failure to complete the requirements may prevent you from receiving leadership (position of responsibility) credit toward that rank advancement.
Being a Den Chief requires ADVANCE approval from the scoutmaster AND completion of Den Chief Training