The Lake Minnetonka District is hosting Den Chief Training at the October Roundtable, at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345. Training will start at 7pm and will be completed by 8:30pm.
A den chief is a Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those words suggest. The den chief:
- Holds a youth leadership position in the troop, a requirement for many steps in Scouts BSA advancement
- Is a model for the youth in the den, as well as the entire pack
- Promotes Scouting in general and the local troop in particular
- Facilitates the transition of Webelos Scouts into Scouts BSA
- Is capable of effectively assisting the den leader with planning and conducting den meetings
- Understands the Cub Scouting program and the differences between Cub Scouting and Scouts BSA
- Will be comfortable with the den leader’s duties and confident in carrying them out
- Is familiar with resources for age-appropriate activities for Cub Scouts
- Has a repertoire of activities that Cub Scouts enjoy
This training is designed to build on each of these ideas using a framework that will allow the new den chief – or perhaps the den chief looking for new ideas – to have fun and learn the role.
Den Chief training is open to all Scouts BSA, but only 1st Class Rank scouts and above may use the Den Chief role as their leadership position. Bring your Den Leader so you can both learn what to expect and how to work as a great team!
Being a Den Chief is a great way to learn hands on leadership and self confidence!
The cost is FREE for both youths and adults at the October 3rd Roundtable. Be sure to register below for an accurate count for our trainers.
Please contact me with your questions. Thank you