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<center><big>The Den Chief is a [[Boy Scout]], [[Venturer]] or [[Sea Scout]] who<br> assists a [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] or [[Webelos Den Leader]].<br> The Den Chief can earn the [[Den Chief Service Award]].</big></center><br>
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<center><big>The Den Chief is a [[Scouts BSA|Scout]], [[Venturer]] or [[Sea Scout]] who assists a [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] or [[Webelos Den Leader]]. The Den Chief can earn the [[Den Chief Service Award]].</big></center><br>
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{{Info|Serving as [[{{PAGENAME}}]] can apply towards [[Positions of Responsibility]] requirements for [[Star Rank|Star]], [[Life Rank|Life]], and [[Eagle Scout Rank|Eagle]].}}
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{{Info|Serving as [[{{PAGENAME}}]] can apply towards [[Positions of Responsibility]] requirements for [[Star rank|Star]], [[Life rank|Life]], and [[Eagle Scout rank|Eagle]].}}
{{Positions of responsibility
{{Positions of responsibility
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}} [[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]
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The [[{{PAGENAME}}]] is a [[Boy Scout]], [[Venturer]], or [[Sea Scout]] who serves as the activities assistant for a [[Cub Scout]] or [[Webelos Scout]] [[den]]. He meets with the [[den leader]] to review den and [[pack meeting]] plans and helps out however he can. He projects a positive image of Boy Scouting and, if serving as a den chief to a [[Webelos]] den, helps prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.
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The '''Den Chief''' is a [[Scouts BSA|Scout]], [[Venturer]], or [[Sea Scout]] who serves as the activities assistant for a [[Cub Scout]] or [[Webelos Scout]] [[den]]. He meets with the [[den leader]] to review den and [[pack meeting]] plans and helps out however he can. He projects a positive image of Boy Scouting and, if serving as a den chief to a [[Webelos]] den, helps prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.
Den Chiefs are expected to complete [[Den Chief Training]] to be considered fully-trained for their position.
Den Chiefs are expected to complete [[Den Chief Training]] to be considered fully-trained for their position.
== Qualifications ==
== Qualifications ==
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#Is an older Boy Scout, Venturer, or Sea Scout.
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# Is an older Scout, Venturer, or Sea Scout.
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#Selected by the [[senior patrol leader]] and Scoutmaster in a [[Boy Scouting]] [[troop]], by the [[Crew Advisor]] in a [[Venturing]] [[crew]], or by the [[Skipper]] of a [[Sea Scouting]] [[ship]] at the request of the [[Cubmaster]].
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# Selected by the [[senior patrol leader]] and Scoutmaster in a [[Scouts BSA|Scout]] [[troop]], by the [[Crew Advisor]] in a [[Venturing crew]], or by the [[Skipper]] of a [[Sea Scouting ship]] at the request of the [[Cubmaster]].
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#Approved by the Cubmaster and pack committee for recommendation to the den leader.
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# Approved by the [[Cubmaster]] and [[pack committee]] for recommendation to the den leader.
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#Registered as a youth member of a troop, crew, or ship.
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# Registered as a youth member of a troop, crew, or ship.
== Reports to ==
== Reports to ==
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* Receives training from the den leader (and Cubmaster or [[Assistant Cubmaster]]) and attend [[Den Chief Training]].
* Receives training from the den leader (and Cubmaster or [[Assistant Cubmaster]]) and attend [[Den Chief Training]].
* Encourages Cub Scouts to become [[Webelos Scouts]] when they are eligible.
* Encourages Cub Scouts to become [[Webelos Scouts]] when they are eligible.
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* Encourages Cub Scouts to join a [[Boy Scout]] troop upon graduation.
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* Encourages Cub Scouts to join a [[Scouts BSA|Scout]] troop upon graduation.
* Helps the [[Denner]] and assistant denner to be leaders.
* Helps the [[Denner]] and assistant denner to be leaders.
* Enthusiastically and [[uniform|correctly wears the Scout uniform]] (all four parts).
* Enthusiastically and [[uniform|correctly wears the Scout uniform]] (all four parts).
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==Den Chief Pledge==
==Den Chief Pledge==
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{{quote|I promise to help the Scouts of my den to the best of my ability; to encourage, guide, and protect them in all den and pack activities, and to show them by my example what Boy Scouts of America stands for.<br><br>
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{{quote|I promise to help the scouts in my den to the best of my ability, to encourage, guide, and protect them in all den and pack activities, and show them by my example what Boy Scouts of America stands for.
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I will strive to be prompt and dependable, and to cooperate with the leaders in carrying out the den program
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I will strive to be prompt and dependable, and to cooperate with the leaders in carrying out the den program.
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As each Scout becomes eligible to move along the Cub Scouting trail, I will encourage the member and do all in my power to interest the Cub Scout in some day becoming a Boy Scout.}}
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As each boy becomes eligible to move along the Cub Scouting trail (earning the [[Bobcat]], [[Tiger Cub]], [[Wolf]], [[Bear]], or [[Webelos]] badge, or the [[Arrow of Light]]), I will encourage him and do all in my power to interest him in someday becoming a [[Scouts BSA|Scout]].}}
== See also ==
== See also ==
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{{Boy Scout portal}} {{Venturing portal}} {{Sea Scout portal}}
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Revision as of 11:03, February 19, 2019

The Den Chief is a Scout, Venturer or Sea Scout who assists a Cub Scout Den Leader or Webelos Den Leader. The Den Chief can earn the Den Chief Service Award.

Serving as Den Chief can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.
Den Chief
Selection:Appointed
Selected by:Senior Patrol Leader/Scoutmaster,
Crew Advisor, or Skipper
Reports to:Cub Scout Den Leader AND
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader,
Crew President, or Ship Boatswain
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)

The Den Chief is a Scout, Venturer, or Sea Scout who serves as the activities assistant for a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout den. He meets with the den leader to review den and pack meeting plans and helps out however he can. He projects a positive image of Boy Scouting and, if serving as a den chief to a Webelos den, helps prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.

Den Chiefs are expected to complete Den Chief Training to be considered fully-trained for their position.

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Qualifications

  1. Is an older Scout, Venturer, or Sea Scout.
  2. Selected by the senior patrol leader and Scoutmaster in a Scout troop, by the Crew Advisor in a Venturing crew, or by the Skipper of a Sea Scouting ship at the request of the Cubmaster.
  3. Approved by the Cubmaster and pack committee for recommendation to the den leader.
  4. Registered as a youth member of a troop, crew, or ship.

Reports to

Responsibilities

The Cub Scout den chief’s responsibilities are to:

  • Knows the purposes 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 boys in 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) and attend Den Chief Training.
  • Encourages Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts when they are eligible.
  • Encourages Cub Scouts to join a Scout troop upon graduation.
  • Helps the Denner and assistant denner to be leaders.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts).
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit

Den Chief Pledge

I promise to help the scouts in my den to the best of my ability, to encourage, guide, and protect them in all den and pack activities, and show them by my example what Boy Scouts of America stands for.

I will strive to be prompt and dependable, and to cooperate with the leaders in carrying out the den program.

As each boy becomes eligible to move along the Cub Scouting trail (earning the Bobcat, Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos badge, or the Arrow of Light), I will encourage him and do all in my power to interest him in someday becoming a Scout.

See also

Scouts BSA portal
Venturing portal
Sea Scout portal
Scouts BSA ranks requiring a Positions of Responsibility
  • Star rank #5 "While a First Class Scout, serve actively in your troop for four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster approved leadership project to help the troop)"
  • Life rank #5 "While a Star Scout, serve actively in your troop for six months in one or more of the positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster approved leadership project to help the troop)"
  • Eagle Scout rank #4 "While a Life Scout, serve actively in your troop for a period of six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility..."
  • See also: National Youth Leadership Training‎ (NYLT) - a fun, six-day outdoor learning course.


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