Den Leader Resources


The Den Meeting is the most important part of Cub Scouting.  It is where Cub Scouts build friendships, work together to learn new things, and progress towards earning their common badge of rank.  Serving as a Den Leader is providing an opportunity to make a positive life long impact on your child and others in the den.

Den Leader Resources

Lion Resources
Cub Scouts who join in 1st through 5th grade earn the Bobcat Badge first
Tiger Resources
1st Grade
Wolf Resources
2nd Grade
Bear Resources
3rd Grade
Webelos Resources
4th and 5th Grade


Scout Life 

Scout Life is one of the top youth magazines in the country, and its website is packed with fun and resources for youth, leaders and parents.

Scout Life is only $12 a year for Scouts, an amazing value with great benefits.

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Scouting Magazine App

The digital magazine Scouting is provided free to all registered adult leaders, parents and any other interested adults. It contains articles not only about Scouting but also about youth development and parenting.

Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Scouting magazine’s website is chock full of information and resources for leaders and parents.

Cub Chat Live! by Scouting magazine

Cub Chat Live is a Facebook Live event that happens every Friday at 2 p.m. Central.  Hosted by Scouting magazine this weekly show features the National Director of Cub Scouting and/or the National Chair of Cub Scouting addressing Cub Scout program questions.

All episodes are recorded and can be watched on the Scouting magazine Facebook page.  Cub Chat Live!

Den Leader Tips and Tricks Videos

Tips and tricks videos for Den Leaders, locally created content to help inspire, including resources in Spanish, and hack videos for ScoutBook’s Den Leader Experience.  A growing number of videos to help support Den Leaders. 

Den Leader Tips and Tricks Videos

Youth Leadership


Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Den Leaders may ask a scout in a local Scouts BSA Troop, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Ship to serve as a Den Chief.  This youth leadership position is designed to assist the Den Leader with simple tasks such as gathering Cub Scouts for a game or assisting Cub Scouts with a craft or activity. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DEN CHIEF.


Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Den Leaders select a Scout to serve as a denner on a rotational basis so each Scout gets the opportunity to serve at least once.  The responsibilities of the denner should be simple and appropriate for the age of the Cub Scout.  This may be the honor of holding the U.S. flag during the opening ceremony or leading the pledge of allegiance.

The denner is identified by wearing a yellow cord on the left shoulder.