Den Chief Info
A requirement for advancement to Star, Life and Eagle is a leadership position. Many scouts will attend Troop Leadership Development and earn a leadership assignment with the troop. Den Chief is also an accepted leadership position. The Troop 174 Den Chief program is designed to provide leadership experience for scouts and to attract future Boy Scouts through positive experiences. Scouts that have completed White Stag leadership training or Troop 174’s TLD [note: potentially Den Chief training depending on curriculum] in the prior summer are eligible to serve as a den chief in the upcoming scout year.
A Den Chief accepts leadership responsibility with a specific Cub Scout pack and den. In this position, the Den Chief will work with the den leader and Cub Master to help the scouts achieve the purpose of Cub Scouting. The Den Chief will actively participate in den and pack meetings which may include overnight campouts. There are specific requirements that must be met for the advancement leadership requirement to be met with a Den Chief assignment.