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Den Chief

Den Chief Patch

Serving as Den Chief can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.

  Selection: Appointed
  Selected by: Senior Patrol Leader/Scoutmaster
  Reports to: Cub Scout Den Leader AND Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Job Description:

The Den Chief is a Boy Scout who assists a Cub Scout Den Leader or Webelos Den Leader with a Cub Scout or a Webelos Den. He helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.

Request, selection and approval

  • The position of Den Chief serves at the request of the Cubmaster.
  • He is selected by the Senior Patrol Leader and Scoutmaster.
  • He is approved by the Cubmaster and the Pack Committee for recommendation to the Den Leader.


A Den Chief must be an older registered member of the troop.


  • Knows the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Helps Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Serves as the activities assistant at den meetings.
  • Sets a good example through attitude and uniforming.
  • Is a friend to the boys in the den.
  • Helps lead weekly den meetings.
  • Helps the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting.
  • Knows the importance of the monthly theme and pack meeting plans.
  • Meets regularly with the den leader to review den and pack meeting plans. Meets as needed with adult members of the den, pack, and troop.
  • Receives training from the den leader (and Cubmaster or Assistant Cubmaster) and attend Den Chief Training.
  • Encourages Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts when they are eligible.
  • Encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.
  • Helps the Denner and assistant denner to be leaders.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit.

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