The den chief is an older Scout from a troop, a Venturer, or a Sea Scout who serves as an activities assistant at Wolf, Bear, or Webelos Scout den meetings. The den chief can serve as a positive role model for Cub Scouts as they look toward the continuation of their Scouting experience. The Scoutmaster from a local troop, the Advisor from a Venturing crew, or the Skipper from a Sea Scout ship may be able to help identify a den chief. A den chief that has been approved by their unit leadership and by the pack leadership may serve either an all-boy den or all-girl den regardless of their gender.
The den chief’s responsibilities are to:
Attend Den Chief training, with the den leader if possible.
Know and help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings.
Set a good example through attitude and uniforming.
Meet regularly with the den leader to review den and pack meeting plans. Meet as needed with adult members of the den, pack, and troop.
Help den leaders as requested.