Webelos Den Leader

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Webelos Den Leader resources include the Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets, links,
and cross-references for related Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins and Cub Scout Awards.
The Webelos Program cover all 20 Webelos Pins in as little as 12 months.
Wolf & Bear and Tiger Cub Den Leader resources are also available.

Webelos Den Leader
Purview:Webelos Den
Reports to:Committee Chair/Cubmaster
See the Getting Started Guide for info about applications, den meetings, training, resources and lesson plans for each meeting.

A Webelos Den Leader is an adult leader who is in charge of planning and running Webelos Scout den meetings, usually with one or more Assistant Webelos 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 Webelos Den Leader Award is available to Webelos Den Leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements.

Each Den should have the following key leaders:



The Webelos den leader's responsibilities are to:

  • Give leadership to planning and carrying out a year-round program of activities for the Webelos den to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Complete Webelos den leader Fast Start Training, position-specific Basic Leader Training, and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders. Attend monthly roundtables.
  • Lead the den in its participation at the monthly Pack Meetings.
  • Help establish a close working relationship with the assistant Webelos den leader and Webelos den chief, functioning with them as a den leadership team.
  • Work in harmony with other den and pack leaders.
  • Help the Cubmaster and pack committee recruit new Webelos Scouts.
  • Help train the Webelos den chief and guide him in working with Webelos Scouts. Attend Den Chief Training with him. See that he receives recognition for his efforts at den and pack meetings.
  • Attend the monthly leaders meeting for den leaders, assistant den leaders, and den chiefs.
  • With the assistant Webelos den leader, meet with the Webelos den chief, and let him help plan Webelos den meetings and activities. Give him meaningful assignments.
  • Provide worthwhile tasks for the denner and assistant denner so that they can learn responsibility and gain satisfaction from their efforts.
  • Use Boys' Life and Scouting magazines and the Webelos Leader Guide as resources for program ideas and information.
  • Instill Scouting spirit and moral values through personal example, ceremonies, and meaningful activities such as service projects.
  • Promote the religious emblems program.
  • Collect den dues and turn them in to the pack treasurer at the pack leaders' meeting. Keep accurate records of den dues and attendance.
  • Encourage Webelos Scouts to advance. Maintain high advancement standards. Keep accurate advancement records and see that the boys are promptly recognized for their achievements.
  • With the help of the Cubmaster, pack committee, and unit commissioner, determine one or more neighborhood Boy Scout troops into which Webelos Scouts may be graduated, and establish a good working relationship with those troops. Try to graduate every Webelos Scout into a troop.
  • Work with the Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmaster to plan and conduct meaningful joint activities.
  • Work with the Cubmaster to see that impressive graduation ceremonies are conducted in the pack. Invite the Scoutmaster and troop leaders to take part.
  • Ask qualified people, including adult family members, to serve as activity badge counselors.
  • Encourage parents or guardians of Webelos Scouts to help plan and carry out overnight campouts and other outdoor activities. Work with the troop assistant Scoutmaster or Scoutmaster to arrange for the loan of troop equipment for joint Webelos den-troop activities.
  • Help the den and the pack earn the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • Have a plan to ensure that a leader is available for all Webelos den meetings and activities. Call on the assistant Webelos den leader to fill in, as needed.
  • Participate in the annual pack program planning conference and the monthly pack leaders' meetings.
  • Keep the Cubmaster and pack committee informed on the status and needs of the Webelos den.
  • Support the policies of the BSA.


Adult leaders must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary for positive leadership to youth. They must also:

The adult leader application process will not be complete until Youth Protection training has been completed and a criminal background check has been obtained.

The Webelos Den Leader should be interested in and enjoy working with boys and able to work with adults and may be a parent or guardian of one of the boys in the den. The Webelos Den Leader is recommended by the Cubmaster after consultation with parents or guardians of the Webelos Scouts involved, and approved by the pack committee and chartered organization. Registered as an adult leader of the BSA.

Webelos Scout Expenses

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See also

The Building Blocks of New Leader Training
Youth Protection Training
Prior to submitting Application
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After completion a leader is Trained
Before the First Meeting Taken Immediately First 30 Days Completed as soon as possible Position Trained Taken when familiar with position
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