Den Chief

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.