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Type: Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Term: 1 year
Reports to: Scoutmaster and Den Leader
Description: The Den Chief works with the Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and Den Leaders
in the Cub Scout pack.
Comments: The Den Chief provides knowledge of games and Scout skills that many Den
Leaders lack. The Den Chief is also a recruiter for the troop. This function is
important because no troop can thrive without new members and most new
members will come from Cub Scouting.
Age: Preferably 14 or older
Rank: Preferably Star or higher
Attendance: 75% over previous 6 months
Training: You are encouraged to attend the Troop Leadership Training even if you
have attended in the past. You must attend Den Chief training.
Attendance: In terms of attendance, you are expected to attend 90% of den meetings and
pack functions. Your Den and Pack attendance counts toward troop participation.
Den and Pack functions are your main focus. You must inform the Den Leader
if you will be absent. If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused
absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort: You are expected to give this job your best effort.
GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
Uniform: Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you will wear
all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in
their correct locations.
Behavior: Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout
Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance: Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on time for pack and den meetings and
activities. You must call the Den Leader if you are not going to be at a meeting or if
you suddenly have to miss an outing. You also need to make sure that someone will
assume your responsibilities.
SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
Ø Knows the purposes of Cub Scouting.
Ø Helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks.
Ø Encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.
Ø Assists with activities in the den meetings.
Ø Is a friend to the boys in the den.
Ø Helps out at weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings.
Ø Meets with adult members of the den, pack, and troop as necessary.
What this means for Troop 223
Serves as the activity assistant at Den and Pack meetings
· Takes the Den Chief training.
· Attends all Den and Pack meetings of the Den to which he is assigned.
· Help the Den Leader conduct the meeting and keep order.
Meet regularly with the Den Leader to review the Den and Pack meeting plans.
· Call the Den Leader to find out what is expected of you.
· At each meeting, find out what you need to do to assist the Den Leader.
· Help maintain discipline.
If serving as a WEBELOS Den Chief, prepare the boys to join Boy Scouts.
· Invite your Den to visit a Troop meeting.
· Tell the WEBELOS about Boy Scouts.
· Make sure they know all the requirements for the Scout rank before they are finished with WEBELOS.
Project a positive image of Boy Scouting
· Always wear the uniform properly. It gives the Cubs something to look forward to.
· Be enthusiastic about the Boy Scouts program-tell them about the activities.
Keep others informed:
· Meet with your Den Leader each week to plan your part in the Den’s/Pack upcoming activities.
· Work with the SPL to schedule the WEBELOS visit.
Scout Leadership Position Application (PDF)