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Den Chief Training

APOPKA SHORES DISTRICT 

Den Chief Training

 A den chief is a Boy Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those words suggest. The den chief:

  • Holds a youth leadership position in the troop, a requirement for many steps in Boy Scout advancement.
  • Is a model for the boys in the den, as well as the entire pack.
  • Promotes Scouting in general and the local troop in particular.
  • Facilitates the transition of Webelos Scouts into Boy Scouting.
  • Is capable of effectively assisting the den leader with planning and conducting den meetings.
  • Understands the Cub Scouting program and the differences between Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting.
  • Will be comfortable with the den leader’s duties and confident in carrying them out.
  • Is familiar with resources for age-appropriate activities for Cub Scouts.
  • Has a repertoire of activities that Cub Scouts enjoy.

This training is designed to build on each of these ideas using a framework that will allow the new den chief-or perhaps the den chief looking for new ideas-to have fun and learn the role.