Cub Scout den leaders work directly with Cub Scouts and their parents/guardians to execute the Cub Scouting program in the den. Cub Scout dens are gender-specific and are either all boys or all girls. Dens may have a den leader and assistant den leader or two co-den leaders. When serving female youth, there must be at least one female registered adult leader present for all den meetings and activities.
Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that the den is an active and successful part of the pack.
Plan, prepare for, and conduct den meetings with the assistant den leader and den chief (if Wolf, Bear, or Webelos den leaders) or adult partners (if Lion or Tiger den leaders).
Attend the pack leaders’ meetings.
Lead the den at the monthly pack activity.
Ensure the transition of Cub Scouts to a den of the next rank (or to a troop if Webelos/Arrow of Light Scouts) at the end of the year.
Lion and Tiger den leaders should do the following.
Coordinate shared leadership among the adult partners in the den.
Ensure that each child and their adult partner have the opportunity to be the host team, planning and executing the den activities, rotating responsibilities monthly.
Cub Scout den leaders should keep in mind these responsibilities.
Ensure that their den chief attends den chief training, and guide them in working with Cub Scouts. See that they receive recognition for their efforts at den and pack meetings.
Provide meaningful responsibilities for the denner and assistant denner so that they can learn responsibility and gain satisfaction from their efforts.
The Webelos den leader should remember these responsibilities.
Ensure that their den chief attends den chief training, and guide them in leading Webelos Scouts. Attend Den Chief Training with them, and see that the den chief’s efforts receive recognition at den and pack meetings.
Provide worthwhile tasks for a Webelos Scout serving as denner so that they can assume some responsibility and gain satisfaction from their efforts.
Along with the Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmaster, plan and conduct meaningful joint activities.
Plan and carry out overnight campouts and other outdoor activities.