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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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<center><big>The '''Den Chief''' is a [[Scouts BSA Portal|Scout]], [[Venturer]] or [[Sea Scout]] who 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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|by = [[Senior Patrol Leader]]/[[Scoutmaster]],<br/>[[Crew Advisor]], or [[Skipper]]
|by = [[Senior Patrol Leader]]/[[Scoutmaster]],<br/>[[Crew Advisor]], or [[Skipper]]
|report = [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] AND <br/>[[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]],<br/>[[Crew President]], or [[Ship Boatswain]]
|report = [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] AND <br/>[[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]],<br/>[[Crew President]], or [[Ship Boatswain]]
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}} [[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]
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}} [[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]
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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.
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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 Scouts BSA and, if serving as a den chief to a [[Webelos]] den, helps prepare boys to join Scouts BSA.
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Den Chiefs are expected to complete [[Den Chief Training]] to be considered fully-trained for their position.
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Den Chiefs are expected to complete [[Den Chief Training]] to be considered fully-trained for their position. Den Chiefs are eligible to earn the [[Den Chief Service Award]].
== Qualifications ==
== Qualifications ==
# Is an older Scout, Venturer, or Sea Scout.
# Is an older Scout, Venturer, or Sea Scout.
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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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# Selected by the [[senior patrol leader]] and Scoutmaster in a [[Scouts BSA Portal|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]].
# Approved by the [[Cubmaster]] and [[pack committee]] for recommendation to the den leader.
# Approved by the [[Cubmaster]] and [[pack committee]] for recommendation to the den leader.
# Registered as a youth member of a troop, crew, or ship.
# Registered as a youth member of a troop, crew, or ship.
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== Responsibilities ==
== Responsibilities ==
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[[Image:Den-Chief-Handbook-647787 f-cropped.jpg|thumb|<center>''Den Chief Handbook''<br />(SKU: <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=647787 647787]</span>)</center>]]
The Cub Scout den chief’s responsibilities are to:
The Cub Scout den chief’s responsibilities are to:
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==External Links==
==External Links==
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* {{purl|https://troopleader.org/den-chief/|Cub Scout Den Chief}} &mdash; TroopLeader.org
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* <span class="plainlinks">[https://troopleader.org/den-chief/ Cub Scout Den Chief]</span> &mdash; TroopLeader.org
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* {{purl|https://scoutingmagazine.org/2006/11/scouters-speak-making-better-use-of-den-chiefs/|How to make better use of Den Chiefs}}, an article in the November-December 2006 issue of {{purl|https://ScoutingMagazine.org|''Scouting Magzine''}}
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* <span class="plainlinks">[https://scoutingmagazine.org/2006/11/scouters-speak-making-better-use-of-den-chiefs/ How to make better use of Den Chiefs]</span>, an article in the November-December 2006 issue of <span class="plainlinks">[https://ScoutingMagazine.org ''Scouting Magzine'']</span>
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* {{purl|https://scoutingmagazine.org/2016/12/meet-den-leaders-best-friends-denners-den-chiefs/|Meet a den leader’s new best friends: denners and den chiefs}}, a December 2016 article in {{purl|https://ScoutingMagazine.org|''Scouting Magzine''}}
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* <span class="plainlinks">[https://scoutingmagazine.org/2016/12/meet-den-leaders-best-friends-denners-den-chiefs/ Meet a den leader’s new best friends: denners and den chiefs]</span>, an article in the December 2016 issue of <span class="plainlinks">[https://ScoutingMagazine.org ''Scouting Magzine'']</span>
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* {{purl|https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/forums/topic/care-and-use-of-den-chiefs/|Care and Use of Den Chiefs}}, a {{purl|https://ScoutingMagazine.org|''Scouting Magzine''}} {{purl|https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org|''Bryan on Scouting''}} Forum thread.
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* <span class="plainlinks">[https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/forums/topic/care-and-use-of-den-chiefs/ Care and Use of Den Chiefs]</span>, a <span class="plainlinks">[https://ScoutingMagazine.org ''Scouting Magzine'']</span> <span class="plainlinks">[https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org ''Bryan on Scouting'']</span> Forum thread.
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://scoutingwire.org/new-den-chief-training-available-now/ New Den Chief Training Available Now]</span> March 7, 2018 &mdash; ScoutingWire.org
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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 Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)
Typical 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 Scouts BSA and, if serving as a den chief to a Webelos den, helps prepare boys to join Scouts BSA.

Den Chiefs are expected to complete Den Chief Training to be considered fully-trained for their position. Den Chiefs are eligible to earn the Den Chief Service Award.

Contents

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

Den Chief Handbook(SKU: 647787)
Den Chief Handbook
(SKU: 647787)

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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