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<center><big>The Den Chief is a [[Boy Scout]], [[Varsity Scout]] or a [[Venturer]] who<br> assists a [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] or [[Webelos Den Leader]].<br> The Den Chief can earn the [[Den Chief Service Award]].</big></center><br>
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{{Info|Serving as [[{{PAGENAME}}]] can apply towards [[Positions of Responsibility]] requirements for [[Star Rank|Star]], [[Life Rank|Life]], and [[Eagle Scout Rank|Eagle]].}}
{{Positions of responsibility
{{Positions of responsibility
|position = Den Chief
|position = Den Chief
|image = DenChiefPatch.jpg
|image = DenChiefPatch.jpg
|method = Appointed <!-- Elected or Appointed -->
|method = Appointed <!-- Elected or Appointed -->
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|by = [[Senior Patrol Leader]]
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|by = [[Senior Patrol Leader]]/[[Scoutmaster]] or <br/>[[Team Coach|Varsity Team Coach]] or <br/>[[Crew Advisor]]
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|report = [[Cub Scout Den Leader]]
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|report = [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] AND <br/>[[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]] or <br/>[[Captain|Varsity Team Captain]] or <br/>[[Crew President]]
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}} [[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]
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==Position description==
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The den chief works with the [[Cub Scouting|Cub Scouts]], [[Webelos Scout]]s, and [[Cub Scout Den Leader |den leaders]] in the Cub Scout [[Pack|pack]]. He laso helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.
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==Request, selection and approval==
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The position of Den Chief serves at the request of the [[Cubmaster]].
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He is selected by the [[Senior Patrol Leader]] and [[Scoutmaster]] in a Boy Scout troop, or by the [[Team Coach|Varsity Team Coach]] in a Varsity team, or by the [[Crew Advisor]] in a Venturing crew.
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He is approved by the [[Cubmaster]] and the [[Pack Committee]] for recommendation to the [[Den Leader]]. The [[Den Chief]] helps [[Cub Scouts]] advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout [[troop]] upon graduation.
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==Reports to==
==Reports to==
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[[Cub Scout Den Leader]] and [[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]]
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* [[Cub Scout Den Leader]] AND
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** [[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]] or
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** [[Captain|Varsity Team Captain]] or
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** [[Crew President]]
==Responsibilities==
==Responsibilities==
* Knows the purposes of Cub Scouting.
* Knows the purposes of Cub Scouting.
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* Helps [[Cub Scouting|Cub Scouts]] advance through Cub Scout ranks.
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* Helps [[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scouts]] achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
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* Encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout [[troop]] upon graduation.
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* Serves as the activities assistant at den meetings.
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* Assists with activities in the den meetings.
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* Sets a good example through attitude and uniforming.
* Is a friend to the boys in the den.
* Is a friend to the boys in the den.
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* Helps out at weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings.
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* Helps lead weekly den meetings.
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* Meets with adult members of the den, pack, and troop as necessary.
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* Helps the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting.
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* Sets the example.
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* Knows the importance of the monthly theme and pack meeting plans.
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* Wears the uniform correctly.
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* 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.
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* Receives training from the den leader (and Cubmaster or [[Assistant Cubmaster]]) and attend [[Den Chief Training]].
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* Encourages Cub Scouts to become [[Webelos Scouts]] when they are eligible.
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* Encourages Cub Scouts to join a [[Boy Scout]] [[troop]] upon graduation.
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* Helps the [[Denner]] and assistant denner to be leaders.
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* Enthusiastically and [[uniform|correctly wears the Scout uniform]] (all four parts).
* Lives by the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]].
* Lives by the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]].
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* Shows [[Scout Spirit|Scout spirit]]
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* Shows [[Scout Spirit|Scout spirit]]
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==Qualifications==
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#A Den Chief must be an older registered member of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team or Venturing crew.
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#To serve as a Crew Den Chief, the Venturer must have achieved at least [[First Class]] rank as a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout.
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#For a Crew Den Chief to apply this leadership as an Eagle position of responsibility, the Venturer must have earned [[Life Rank]] after January 1, 2007.
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== See also ==
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{{Boy Scout portal}} {{Varsity Scout portal}} {{Venturing portal}}
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==See also==
 
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* [[Den Chief Service Award]]
 
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* [[Positions of Responsibility]]
 
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* [[Star Rank]]
 
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* [[Life Rank]]
 
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* [[Eagle Scout Rank]]
 
==References==
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* [http://olc.scouting.org/resources/TLT.ppt BSA Troop Leader Training Powerpoint Presentaiton]
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The Den Chief is a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout or a Venturer who
assists a Cub Scout Den Leader or Webelos Den Leader.
The Den Chief can earn the Den Chief Service Award.

Serving as Den Chief can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.
Den Chief
Selection:Appointed
Selected by:Senior Patrol Leader/Scoutmaster or
Varsity Team Coach or
Crew Advisor
Reports to:Cub Scout Den Leader AND
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader or
Varsity Team Captain or
Crew President
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)

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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 in a Boy Scout troop, or by the Varsity Team Coach in a Varsity team, or by the Crew Advisor in a Venturing crew.

He is approved by the Cubmaster and the Pack Committee for recommendation to the Den Leader. The Den Chief helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.


Reports to

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts).
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit

Qualifications

  1. A Den Chief must be an older registered member of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team or Venturing crew.
  2. To serve as a Crew Den Chief, the Venturer must have achieved at least First Class rank as a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout.
  3. For a Crew Den Chief to apply this leadership as an Eagle position of responsibility, the Venturer must have earned Life Rank after January 1, 2007.


See also

Boy Scout portal
Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal
Ranks requiring a Positions of Responsibility
  • Star Rank #5 "While a First Class Scout, serve actively 4 months in one or more of the following positions..."
  • Life Rank #5 "While a Star Scout, serve actively 6 months in one or more of the positions of responsibility..."
  • Eagle Scout Rank #4 "While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility..." (reduced list)
  • See also: National Youth Leadership Training‎ (NYLT) - a fun, six-day outdoor learning course.


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