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<center><big>The Den Chief is a [[Boy Scout]] or a [[Venturer]] 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 [[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>
{{Info|Serving as [[{{PAGENAME}}]] can apply towards [[Positions of Responsibility]] requirements for [[Star Rank|Star]], [[Life Rank|Life]], and [[Eagle Scout Rank|Eagle]].}}
{{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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|method = Appointed <!-- Elected or Appointed -->
|method = Appointed <!-- Elected or Appointed -->
|by = [[Senior Patrol Leader]]/[[Scoutmaster]] or <br/>[[Crew Advisor]]
|by = [[Senior Patrol Leader]]/[[Scoutmaster]] or <br/>[[Crew Advisor]]
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|report = [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] AND <br/>[[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]] or <br/>[[Crew President]]
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|report = [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] AND <br/>[[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]],<br/>[[Crew President]], or [[Ship Boatswain]]
}} [[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]
}} [[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]
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==Request, selection and approval==
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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 Webelos den chief, helps prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.
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The position of Den Chief serves at the request of the [[Cubmaster]].
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He is selected by the [[Senior Patrol Leader]] and [[Scoutmaster]] in a Boy Scout troop or by the [[Crew Advisor]] in a Venturing crew.
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==Qualifications==
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#Is an older Boy Scout, Venturer, or Sea Scout.
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He is approved by the [[Cubmaster]] and the [[Pack Committee]] for recommendation to the [[Den Leader]]. The [[Den Chief]] helps [[Cub Scouts]] advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout [[troop]] upon graduation.
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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 [[Ship Skipper]] in 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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#Registered as a youth member of a troop, crew, or ship.
==Reports to==
==Reports to==
* [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] AND
* [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] AND
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** [[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]]
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** [[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]] OR
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** [[Crew President]]
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** [[Crew President]] OR
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** [[Ship Boatswain]]
==Responsibilities==
==Responsibilities==
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* Knows the purposes of Cub Scouting.
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* Knows the [[purposes of Cub Scouting]].
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* Helps [[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scouts]] achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
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* Helps Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
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* Serves as the activities assistant at den meetings.
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* Serves as the activities assistant at [[den meeting]]s.
* Sets a good example through attitude and uniforming.
* Sets a good example through attitude and uniforming.
* Is a friend to the boys in the den.
* Is a friend to the boys in the den.
* Helps lead weekly den meetings.
* Helps lead weekly den meetings.
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* Helps the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting.
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* Helps the den in its part of the monthly [[pack meeting]].
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* Knows the importance of the monthly theme and pack meeting plans.
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* Knows the importance of the monthly theme and [[Pack_meeting#Planning_Pack_Meetings|pack meeting plans]].
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* 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.
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* 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]].
* 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 [[Boy 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).
* Lives by the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]].
* Lives by the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]].
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* Shows [[Scout Spirit|Scout spirit]]
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* Shows [[Scout spirit]]
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==Qualifications==
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#A Den Chief must be an older registered member of a Boy Scout troop or Venturing crew.
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#To serve as a Crew Den Chief, the Venturer must have achieved at least [[First Class]] rank as a Boy Scout.
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#For a Crew Den Chief to apply this leadership as an Eagle position of responsibility, the Venturer must have earned [[Life Rank]] after January 1, 2007.
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{{Troop Leadership Links}}
{{Troop Leadership Links}}
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==External Links==
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*[https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/leaders/about/the-pack/csdcf/ Cub Scout Den Chief] &mdash; Scouting.org
{{Positions of Responsibility navbox}}
{{Positions of Responsibility navbox}}

Revision as of 04:35, March 6, 2018

The Den Chief is a Boy 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 or
Crew Advisor
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 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 Webelos den chief, helps prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.

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Qualifications

  1. Is an older Boy Scout, Venturer, or Sea Scout.
  2. Selected by the senior patrol leader and Scoutmaster in a Boy Scouting troop, by the Crew Advisor in a Venturing crew, or by the Ship Skipper in 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


See also

Boy Scout portal
Venturing portal
Boy Scout 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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