Den Chief Service Award

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Den Chief Service Award

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The Den Chief Service Award is awarded to a registered Scout, Venturer, or Sea Scout who has served as a Den Chief and completed the requirements listed below. Den Chiefs who earn the award may wear the Service Award in addition to the standard den chief cord of their office, and may continue to wear it for as long as they are a youth Scout.

Den Chief Service Award requirements

(Before you begin work on this service award, discuss with your Den Leader and either your unit leader (Scoutmaster, Skipper, or Venturing Advisor) or Cubmaster about the role and importance of the Den Chief.)

1. Serve the pack faithfully for 1 full year.
2. Complete online Den Chief Training (or in person conducted by the council or district).
3. Know and understand the purposes of Cub Scouting.
4. Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
5. Be the activities assistant in den meetings. (lead five songs, five stunts or skits, five games, five sports activities)
6. Set a good example by attitude and uniforming. (for a minimum of six months)
7. Be a friend to the Cub Scouts in the den.
8. Take part in weekly meetings or as often as the den meets. (for a minimum of six months)
9. Assist the den at the monthly pack program. (at least three times)
10. Meet as needed with the adult members of the den, pack, troop, crew, or ship.
11. Complete FOUR of these projects:
a. Serve as a staff member of a Cub Scout special event, such as a Scouting show, bicycle rodeo, etc.
b. Serve as a staff member of a Cub Scout day camp or resident camp.
c. Advance one rank.
d. Assist in recruiting three new Cub Scouts.
e. Assist three Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts.
f. Assist three Webelos/Arrow of Light Scouts to join a troop.
g. Help to plan and carry out a joint pack-troop activity.
h. Recommend to your Scoutmaster, Skipper, or Venturing Advisor another Scout, Sea Scout, or Venturer to be a den chief.

  1. See Den Chief Handbook, No. 33211B for detailed requirements.
  2. Requirements in italics above are from the detailed requirements in the Den Chief Handbook.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Scouts BSA Requirements, 2019 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #648914)

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Den Chief Handbook, No. 33211B, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #647787)

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See also

Den Chief Service Award Certificate (8" x 10")(SKU: 647684)
Den Chief Service Award Certificate (8" x 10")
(SKU: 647684)

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