Den Chief

Job Description:

The Den Chief works directly with a Cub Scout Pack (most often Pack 55).  They work closely with the Den Leader to teach scouting skills and manage den meetings, pack meetings, and campouts.  They are often a Cub Scouts first interaction with Scouts BSA, and therefore must set a high standard when engaged with the Cub Scouts.  The Den Chief is expected to attend all Pack campouts and meetings as well as any den specific events, while remaining active within the Troop.

Reports to:

The Den Leader for their assigned patrol and the Troop 55 Den Chief Coordinators


1. Teach basic Scouting skills to Cub Scouts within a Den
2. Set a good example
3. Proudly and correctly wear the Scout uniform per the BSA standards
4. Demonstrate highest level of Scout Spirit. Be focused and involved during scout activities
5. Limit personal, social activities during scout events
6. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law
7. Works cooperatively with Den Leader


• The Scout must at least be First Class rank
• Cub Scout background preferred

Performance and Advancement Expectations:

• Prepares in advance for each teaching assignment.
• Instructs basic Scouting skills as needed within the den.
• Assists the Den Leader in planning and instruction of Cub Scout requirements;
• Arranges for other teaching assistance as needed.
• Assists in instruction of leadership skills, including:
o “Stop, Start, Continue”
o Effective Communication
o Effective Listening and
o Matching Leadership Style to Leadership Needs
• Do necessary research to master the assigned skill.
• Unless excused in the monthly evaluation
o Attend monthly Pack Meetings in a field or activity uniform
o Attend Den Meetings
o Attend Pack Campouts
• Have read, signed and has copy of Troop Leadership Position Agreement.
• Maintain your service record for this Position of Responsibility for use in all Scoutmaster
• Schedule and complete monthly leadership conferences after appointment (approximately every
30 days) to review progress, performance, credit and plan for the performance of the leadership