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
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.
Publications & Podcast
Scouting magazine is provided to all registered adult leaders as part of their registration with the BSA. It contains articles not only about Scouting but also about youth development and parenting.
Scouting’s website is chock full of information and resources for leaders and parents.
Parents and other non-registered adults can subscribe for $15 a year (five issues).
CubCast provides monthly topics for Cub Scout leaders. The CubCast team interviews volunteer leaders from around the country and subject matter experts on topics such as conducting great outdoor experiences to how to handle conflict among Cub Scouts.
Subscribe by visiting https://podcast.scouting.org/cubcast/