Den Chief

Job Description:

The Den Chief is an ambassador of the troop to local Cub Scout packs. He assists the den leader with den and pack activities and serves as a role model to the boys. This is an appointed position by the Scoutmaster and typically runs for a full year to provide continuity to the den. A Den Chief can hold an additional troop elected position

Responsible to:

Assigned Den Leader

Minimum Rank:

First Class Scout

Minimum Training:

Oak Leaf and Den Chief Training


Approximately 12 months

Minimum Attendance:

The Den Chief should attend at least 80% of the Monday meetings and at least 80% of the Den & Pack meetings

Specific Duties:

  • Know the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings.
  • Set a good example through attitude and uniform
  • Be a friend to the boys in the den.
  • Help the den in its part of the monthly Pack meeting.
  • Meet regularly with the den leader to review den and Pack meeting plans.
  • Encourage Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout Troop upon Graduation.
  • Be on time for all troop, den and pack meetings and activities.
  • Set a good example.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Be an active Scout and show Scout spirit.