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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]].}}
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|by = [[Senior Patrol Leader]]/[[Scoutmaster]] or <br/>[[Team Coach|Varsity Team Coach]] or <br/>[[Crew Advisor]]
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|by = [[Senior Patrol Leader]]/[[Scoutmaster]],<br/>[[Crew Advisor]], or [[Skipper]]
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|report = [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] AND <br/>[[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]] or <br/>[[Captain|Varsity Team Captain]] 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]]
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}} [[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]
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The '''Den Chief''' is a [[Boy Scout]] or a [[Varsity Scout]] or a [[Venturer]] who assists a [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] or [[Webelos Den Leader]] with a [[Cub Scouting|Cub Scout]] or a [[Webelos Scout|Webelos]] [[Den]]. He helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.
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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 den chief to a [[Webelos]] den, 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 [[Team Coach|Varsity Team Coach]] in a Varsity team, or by the [[Crew Advisor]] in a Venturing crew.
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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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He is approved by the [[Cubmaster]] and the [[Pack Committee]] for recommendation to the [[Den Leader]].
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== Qualifications ==
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#Is an older Boy 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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#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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== Reports to ==
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==Reports to==
 
* [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] AND
* [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] AND
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** [[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]] or
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** [[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]] OR
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** [[Captain|Varsity Team Captain]] or
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** [[Crew President]] OR
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** [[Crew President]]
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** [[Ship Boatswain]]
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== Responsibilities ==
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The Cub Scout den chief’s responsibilities are to:
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==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 Scouts achieve 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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* Serves as the activities assistant at [[den meeting]]s.
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* Serves as the activities assistant at den meetings.
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* 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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==Den Chief Pledge==
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#A Den Chief must be an older registered member of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team or Venturing crew.
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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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#To serve as a Crew Den Chief, the Venturer must have achieved at least [[First Class]] rank as a Boy Scout or Varsity 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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== See also == {{Boy Scout portal}} {{Varsity Scout portal}} {{Venturing portal}}
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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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== See also ==
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{{Boy Scout portal}} {{Venturing portal}} {{Sea Scout portal}}
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* [[Den Chief Service Award]]
* [[Den Chief Service Award]]
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* [[Positions of Responsibility]]
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* [[Den Chief Training]]
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** [[Star Rank]]
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* ''[[Den Chief Handbook]]''
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** [[Life Rank]]
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{{Positions of Responsibility See also}}
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** [[Eagle Scout Rank]]
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{{Cub Scout Leader See Also}}
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==References==
==References==
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* [http://olc.scouting.org/resources/TLT.ppt BSA Troop Leader Training Powerpoint Presentaiton]
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{{Troop Leadership Links}}
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.scouting.org/programs/leaders/about/the-pack/csdcf/ Cub Scout Den Chief] &mdash; Scouting.org
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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,
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 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.

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 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 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:

Den Chief Pledge

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.

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

See also

Boy Scout portal
Venturing portal
Sea Scout 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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