2 Den Chief TrainingMay 3, 2014TIMEOFFSET WHO INSTRUCTIONAL TOPIC====== === ===================-00: Gathering - pressman's hat; how to train others00: Opening Ceremony- Flag Salute, Den Chief's Pledge00: Discuss paper hats- something to do as Cubs arrive; helpingeach other (part of Cub and Boy Scout Oath)00: Duties of Den Chief/Purposes of Scouting; have Scouts readand discuss00: Game Break- again part of meeting (boys join Scouts to havefun)00: Den Meeting Planning (incl what Den Chiefs should bring)01: Working with Cub Scouts (behavior of boys at different ages)01: Another Game Break (OPTIONAL- based on clock)01: Leading a game01: Working with Den Leader, Pack Leadership, and Scoutmaster01: Commitment Required02: How to Train (EDGE model)02: Den Chief Training Scenarios02: Announcementsinclude Den Chief Service Award02: Closing CeremonyHand out diplomasScoutmaster Minute (A Little Fellow Follows Me)Cub Scout Vespers02: ENDITEMS-----American FlagCurriculum (this document)Den and Pack Meeting GuideDen Chief Cords (Wolf/Bear, Webelos, Service Award)Four Packets of Handouts1. Pressman's Hat newspaper and instructions2. Class MaterialsDen Chief ContactsDen Chief Duties and Purpose of Cub ScoutsDen Chief Support CrewDen Chief PledgeDen Chief Service Award RequirementsEDGEElements of a Den MeetingStairs/PickleWhat to Bring to Every Meeting3. Puzzles, Games, and SongsConnect the DotsHow Many SquaresDiagram Puzzlesanswer to Diagram PuzzlesSongs4. Diplomas and Den Chief Service Award requirementsRosterYoke Puzzles
3 Den Chief PledgeI promise to help the boys in my den to the best of my ability; to encourage, guide, and protect them in all den and pack activities, and to show them by my example what Boy Scouts of America stands for.I will strive to be prompt and dependable, and to cooperate with the leaders in carrying out the den program.As each boy becomes eligible to move along the Cub Scouting trail, I will encourage him and do all in my power to interest him in someday becoming a Boy Scout.The Cub Scout Promise The Law of the PackI promise to do my best The Cub Scout follows Akela,To do my duty to God and my country, The Cub Scout helps the pack go,To help other people, The pack helps the Cub Scout grow,And to obey the Law of the Pack The Cub Scout gives goodwill.The Cub Scout Motto - Do Your BestThe Meaning of Webelos - We'll be Loyal Scouts
7 Elements of a Den Meeting Before the Meeting StartsWhile the Scouts GatherOpeningActivitiesPreparing for Other EventsClosingAfter the Meeting
8 Before the Meeting Starts Set up the roomReview meeting plans; make sure everything and everyone is readyMake sure all materials are ready and set outGatheringCollect DuesRecord Achievements, Electives, or Activity Pin approvalsPlay Games, or Work on PuzzlesTeach SkillsCollect Paperwork (e.g., permission slips, Blue & Gold reservations)OpeningPledge of AllegianceCub Scout Promise and Law of the PackBoy Scout Oath and Law in Webelos DensRoll CallUniform Inspection
9 Preparing for Other Events ActivitiesGamesCraftsStorytellingTricks or StuntsSkits or SongsAdvancement Work as per the Den and Pack Meeting Resource GuidePreparing for Other EventsWebelos Den CampoutPack Family CampoutDen or Pack Day Trip or OutingPresentation at the next Pack Meeting
10 Closing After the Meeting What is Your Role in All These Areas? AnnouncementsRemindersClosing ThoughtsAfter the MeetingHelp Denner and Assistant Denner Supervise the CleanupMake Sure You Have Packed Up Everything You BroughtDiscuss the Meeting Good Points, Problems, and Areas for Improvement with the Den LeaderDiscuss What You Will Be Doing at the Next MeetingWhat is Your Role in All These Areas?What You and the Den Leader Determine What It Will Be
15 MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE TIME AND RESOURCES TO SERVE AS A DEN CHIEFCONSIDER THE FOLLOWINGDo You Have or Will You Have Other Activities during either the Entire School Year or Part ofthe School Year?Sports?Band?Chorus?Religious Education?After-school job?Dancing Lessons?Driving Lessons?Orthodontist?Does the Den Meeting Time Overlap Your School Day?Middle School Dismissal is Generally Later than Elementary School Dismissal.Den Meetings are Sometimes Held in the Elementary Schools and Start only a Few Minutes afterthe End of the School Day.It Might Still be a Half Hour before You're Dismissed.Are You Prepared to Pay Your Own Way?Cub Scout Camporee?Pack Campout or “Camp-In”?Webelos Den Campout?Pack Day Trip?Do You Have Transportation To and From Den and Pack Meetings?