Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader

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Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader
Purview:Wolf or Bear Den
Reports to:Cub Scout Den Leader

The Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader shares the work of the Cub Scout Den Leader and may be called upon to serve as a family contact or record keeper, or to handle other details of den operation. Each den should have at least one assistant den leader, and more if needed. Also see Assistant Webelos Den Leader.



The assistant Cub Scout den leader's responsibilities are to:

  • Help the den leader as needed.
  • Carry out the duties assigned by the den leader.
  • Be ready to fill in for the den leader in case of an emergency.
  • Help establish a close working relationship with the den leader and den chief, functioning with them as a den leadership team.
  • Complete Cub Scout den leader Fast Start Training and position-specific Basic Leader Training. Attend monthly roundtables.
  • Attend Pack Meetings and help as needed.
  • Take part in the annual pack program planning conference and pack leaders' meetings.
  • Attend the monthly den chief planning meeting for den leaders, assistant den leaders, and den chiefs.
  • Work in harmony with other den and pack leaders.
  • Support the policies of the BSA.


Adult leaders must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary for positive leadership to youth. They must also:

The adult leader application process will not be complete until Youth Protection training has been completed and a criminal background check has been obtained.

The Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader is recommended by the Cubmaster after consultation with the den leader, parents, and guardians of the Cub Scouts involved, and approved by the pack committee and chartered organization. Registered as an adult leader of the BSA.

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