Tiger Den Leader
|Tiger Cub Den Leader|
A Tiger Den Leader is an adult volunteer who is in charge of planning and running planning and running Tiger Cub Scout den meetings, with the assistance of one or more Assistant Cub Scout Den Leaders, the Den Chief, and Denner. They coordinate the den's involvement in pack activities, and facilitate and track the den's advancement. The Tiger Den Leader Award is available to Tiger Den Leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements.
Each Tiger Den should have the following key leaders:
The Tiger Cub den leader's responsibilities are to:
- Give leadership in carrying out the pack program in the den.
- Complete Tiger Cub den leader Fast Start Training and position-specific Basic Leader Training. Attend monthly roundtable meetings.
- Lead the den in its participation at Pack Meetings.
- Serve as den host or hostess for family members at the pack meetings.
- Work in harmony with other den and pack leaders.
- Help the Cubmaster (or assistant Cubmaster) and pack committee to recruit new boys.
- Coordinate shared leadership among the Tiger Cub adult partners in the den.
- Ensure that each Tiger Cub and his adult partner have the opportunity to be the host team, planning and executing the den activities, rotating responsibilities monthly.
- Make pack and den resources available to the host team, ensuring the completion of the den component of the Tiger Cub advancement requirements.
- Use Boys' Life and Scouting magazines, Cub Scout Program Helps, the Tiger Cub Handbook, and other Cub Scouting literature as sources for program ideas.
- Keep accurate records of den dues and attendance. Collect weekly den dues (optional) and turn them in to the pack treasurer at the monthly pack leaders' meetings.
- Maintain a friendly relationship with the Tiger Cubs and their adult partners.
- Provide worthwhile tasks for the denner and assistant denner so that they can learn responsibility and gain satisfaction from their efforts.
- Encourage Tiger Cubs to earn advancement awards. Keep accurate advancement records and see that the boys receive recognition for their achievements.
- Stimulate the Tiger Cubs' imaginations on the program theme for the month, and work with the adult partners to prepare boys for participation in pack meetings.
- Promote the religious emblems program, as available to Tiger Cubs.
- Help the den and pack earn the [National Summertime Award|National Summertime Pack Award]].
- Take part in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.
- Help set a good example for the boys through behavior, attitude, and proper uniforming.
- Help the Cubmaster or assistant Cubmaster provide a meaningful recognition ceremony for the transition of Tiger Cub dens as they enter Wolf dens at the end of the Tiger Cub year.
- Throughout the year, keep in mind the transition goal of moving the boys to the next level in Cub Scouting.
- Support the policies of the BSA.
- Is at least 21 years old, subscribes to the Declaration of Religious Principle, and agrees to abide by the Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law. Possesses the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth. Should be interested in and enjoy working with boys and be able to work with adults. Should be an experienced leader, but may be a parent or guardian of a boy in the den. Recommended by the Cubmaster after consultation with the parents and guardians of the Tiger Cubs involved, and approved by the pack committee and chartered organization. Registered as an adult leader of the BSA.
Tiger Cub Den Leader Resources
- Welcome, New Den Leader!
- So You're a New Tiger Cub Den Leader I Signed Up; What's Next?
- Fast Tracks for Tiger Cub Scouts: a BSA-produced den meeting plan
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