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1 Den Chief Training

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3 Cub Scout Promise I promise to do my best to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people, and to obey the Law of the Pack The Law of the Pack The Cub Scout follows Akela. The Cub Scout helps the Pack go. The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow. The Cub Scout gives good will.

4 Welcome to Den Chief Training Your role as a Den Chief How to work with Cub Scouts or Webelos Scouts and the den leaders Abilities and characteristics of Cub Scouts The den meeting and your role in it How to lead activities

5 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age Meeting Time Leaders Program Advancement

6 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages Meeting Time Leaders Program Advancement

7 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Meeting Time Leaders Program Advancement

8 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Leaders Program Advancement

9 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Leaders Program Advancement

10 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Leaders Program Advancement

11 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Evenings 7 o'clock Leaders Program Advancement

12 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Evenings 7 o'clock Leaders Den Leader, Asst. DL, Den Chief Program Advancement

13 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Evenings 7 o'clock Leaders Den Leader, Asst. DL, Den Chief Den Leader, Asst. DL, Denner, Den Chief Program Advancement

14 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Evenings 7 o'clock Leaders Den Leader, Asst. DL, Den Chief Den Leader, Asst. DL, Denner, Den Chief SPL, PLs, Scoutmaster, ASMs Program Advancement

15 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Evenings 7 o'clock Leaders Den Leader, Asst. DL, Den Chief Den Leader, Asst. DL, Denner, Den Chief SPL, PLs, Scoutmaster, ASMs Program Go-see-its, Crafts, Games, Family fun, Pinewood Derby Advancement

16 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Evenings 7 o'clock Leaders Den Leader, Asst. DL, Den Chief Den Leader, Asst. DL, Denner, Den Chief SPL, PLs, Scoutmaster, ASMs Program Go-see-its, Crafts, Games, Family fun, Pinewood Derby Parent-Pal Camping, Skits, new skills Advancement

17 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Evenings 7 o'clock Leaders Den Leader, Asst. DL, Den Chief Den Leader, Asst. DL, Denner, Den Chief SPL, PLs, Scoutmaster, ASMs Program Go-see-its, Crafts, Games, Family fun, Pinewood Derby Parent-Pal Camping, Skits, new skills Outdoors, Individuality, Leadership Advancement

18 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub ScoutsWebelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Evenings 7 o'clock Leaders Den Leader, Asst. DL, Den Chief Den Leader, Asst. DL, Denner, Den Chief SPL, PLs, Scoutmaster, ASMs Program Go-see-its, Crafts, Games, Family fun, Pinewood Derby Parent-Pal Camping, Skits, new skills Outdoors, Individuality, Leadership Advancement Tiger, Wolf, Bear. Den Leader or parent approval

19 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub Scouts Webelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Evenings 7 o'clock Leaders Den Leader, Asst. DL, Den Chief Den Leader, Asst. DL, Denner, Den Chief SPL, PLs, Scoutmaster, ASMs Program Go-see-its, Crafts, Games, Family fun, Pinewood Derby Parent-Pal Camping, Skits, new skills Outdoors, Individuality, Leadership Advancement Tiger, Wolf, Bear. Den Leader or parent approval Activity Pins, Webelos badge & Arrow of Light

20 Comparison of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scout Programs Cub Scouts Webelos ScoutsBoy Scouts Grade or Age 1 st - 3 rd grade Ages th & 5 th grades Ages 9 & 10 Ages Meeting Time Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Early evening 5 or 6 o'clock Evenings 7 o'clock Leaders Den Leader, Asst. DL, Den Chief Den Leader, Asst. DL, Denner, Den Chief SPL, PLs, Scoutmaster, ASMs Program Go-see-its, Crafts, Games, Family fun, Pinewood Derby Parent-Pal Camping, Skits, new skills Outdoors, Individuality, Leadership Advancement Tiger, Wolf, Bear. Den Leader or parent approval Activity Pins, Webelos badge & Arrow of Light TF to Eagle Scoutmaster & Board of Review

21 The Role of the Den Chief Know the purposes of Cub Scouting. Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Be the activities assistant in den meeting. Set a good example by attitude and uniforming. Take part in weekly den meetings. Assist the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting program. Be a friend to the boys in the den. Meet as needed with the adult leaders of the den, pack, and troop.

22 Purposes of Cub Scouting Character development Spiritual growth Good citizenship Sportsmanship and fitness Family understanding Respectful relationships Personal achievement Friendly service Fun and adventure Preparation for Boy Scouts

23 Resources for Den Chiefs Den Chief Handbook Cub Scout specific handbooks Cub Scout Leader's How To Book Internet Cub Scout Fun and Activities Book Group Meeting Sparklers Adult Leaders

24 Watt-ot-en-chew Bo-bo-spa-detan-daten Watt-ot-en-chew Ish-biddelly-oaten-doten Bo-bo-spa-deten-daten Watt-ot-en-chew Itten-bitten, Little-bitten Oaten-boaten, Little-Boaten Ish-biddelly-oaten-doten Bo-bo-spa-deten-daten Watt-ot-en-chew

25 Understanding Boys in a Den

26 Characteristics

27 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Eager to get into activity but tire or get bored quickly Have more stamina

28 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Eager to get into activity but tire or get bored quickly Have more stamina Clingy More independent and take on responsibility

29 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Eager to get into activity but tire or get bored quickly Have more stamina Clingy More independent and take on responsibility Worry about others not liking themDevoted to their friends

30 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Eager to get into activity but tire or get bored quickly Have more stamina Clingy More independent and take on responsibility Worry about others not liking themDevoted to their friends Very sensitive to differences – get mad when teased Beginning to understand differences; dislike criticism and teasing, but more tolerant

31 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Eager to get into activity but tire or get bored quickly Have more stamina Clingy More independent and take on responsibility Worry about others not liking themDevoted to their friends Very sensitive to differences – get mad when teased Beginning to understand differences; dislike criticism and teasing, but more tolerant Love to win, hate to lose, and may accuse opponents of cheating Keen sense of rules, beginning to understand between intentional and accidental rule breaking

32 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Eager to get into activity but tire or get bored quickly Have more stamina Clingy More independent and take on responsibility Worry about others not liking themDevoted to their friends Very sensitive to differences – get mad when teased Beginning to understand differences; dislike criticism and teasing, but more tolerant Love to win, hate to lose, and may accuse opponents of cheating Keen sense of rules, beginning to understand between intentional and accidental rule breaking Sensitive and concerned as to how they are doing Like praise, but do not want to be singled out

33 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Eager to get into activity but tire or get bored quickly Have more stamina Clingy More independent and take on responsibility Worry about others not liking themDevoted to their friends Very sensitive to differences – get mad when teased Beginning to understand differences; dislike criticism and teasing, but more tolerant Love to win, hate to lose, and may accuse opponents of cheating Keen sense of rules, beginning to understand between intentional and accidental rule breaking Sensitive and concerned as to how they are doing Like praise, but do not want to be singled out Easily embarrassed and may cry easilyA little more control of emotions

34 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Lots of imagination and daydreamsHave planning skills; think through projects

35 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Lots of imagination and daydreamsHave planning skills; think through projects Meet life head on and take risks Becoming specialized in what they like to do

36 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Lots of imagination and daydreamsHave planning skills; think through projects Meet life head on and take risks Becoming specialized in what they like to do Accumulate things Collecting becomes a hobby, although it shifts from one thing to another

37 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Lots of imagination and daydreamsHave planning skills; think through projects Meet life head on and take risks Becoming specialized in what they like to do Accumulate things Collecting becomes a hobby, although it shifts from one thing to another Short attention span – ready to move on to another activity quickly Like to be a part of planning projects, campouts; more organized

38 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Lots of imagination and daydreamsHave planning skills; think through projects Meet life head on and take risks Becoming specialized in what they like to do Accumulate things Collecting becomes a hobby, although it shifts from one thing to another Short attention span – ready to move on to another activity quickly Like to be a part of planning projects, campouts; more organized Can tell time, but little sense of what time means Improved time management

39 Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts Webelos Scouts Lots of imagination and daydreamsHave planning skills; think through projects Meet life head on and take risks Becoming specialized in what they like to do Accumulate things Collecting becomes a hobby, although it shifts from one thing to another Short attention span – ready to move on to another activity quickly Like to be a part of planning projects, campouts; more organized Can tell time, but little sense of what time means Improved time management Like being helpful, but on short projects Like being helpful; can take on longer and more challenging projects

40 Needs Abilities

41 He is just a Cub Scout. He has many, many characteristics: He is energetic, curious, noisy, silly, eager and silly, But he is full of Cub Scout spirit. He is that little boy in my den. He is tomorrow. He is the future. And I am his den chief.

42 Watt-ot-en-chew Bo-bo-spa-detan-daten Watt-ot-en-chew Ish-biddelly-oaten-doten Bo-bo-spa-deten-daten Watt-ot-en-chew Itten-bitten, Little-bitten Oaten-boaten, Little-Boaten Ish-biddelly-oaten-doten Bo-bo-spa-deten-daten Watt-ot-en-chew

43 The Den Meeting

44 Parts of a Den Meeting 1) Before the Meeting 2) Gathering 3) Opening 5) Preparing for other events 4) Activities 6) Closing 7) After the Meeting

45 Before the Meeting (before Cub Scouts arrive) Set-up meeting room Review the meeting plans with the Den Leader to be sure everything is ready Make sure all needed materials are at hand

46 Gathering (as Cub Scouts are arriving) Collect dues Check achievements Play games Work on puzzles Uniform inspections Teach boys skills Collect paperwork (permission slips, Blue and Gold reservations, etc.)

47 Opening Roll Call Uniform inspection Pledge of Allegiance Cub Scout Promise or Law of the Pack Flag Ceremony Webelos recite Boy Scout Oath and Law

48 Activities Games Crafts Storytelling Tricks or Stunts Skits or Songs Practice for pack meeting

49 Preparation for Other Events Webelos Den overnight campout Skit or demonstration at Pack Meeting Den project, field trip, or outing Business Items (collect dues, record advancement)

50 Closing Flag ceremony Cub Scout Promise or Law of the Pack Webelos recite Scout Oath or Law A closing thought

51 After the Den Meeting Talk to the Den Leader about how the den meeting went, especially what went well and what went poorly. Discuss plans with the Den Leader about the next pack or den meeting. Help with clean-up, especially encourage the Denner

52 Parts of a Den Meeting 1) Before the Meeting 2) Gathering 3) Opening 5) Preparing for other events 4) Activities 6) Closing 7) After the Meeting

53 ►A good den meeting doesn’t just happen; it must be planned. ►It is the adult Den Leader’s job to plan the meeting. ►When a Den Chief understands the planning process, he can contribute suggestions to the plan and volunteer to assist with parts of the meeting. ►The Den Chief must know the plan for each meeting, in order to be a good assistant to the Den Leader.

54 Watt-ot-en-chew Bo-bo-spa-detan-daten Watt-ot-en-chew Ish-biddelly-oaten-doten Bo-bo-spa-deten-daten Watt-ot-en-chew Itten-bitten, Little-bitten Oaten-boaten, Little-Boaten Ish-biddelly-oaten-doten Bo-bo-spa-deten-daten Watt-ot-en-chew

55 How to Lead Activities Let’s Go !

56 Activities Songs Games Sports Puzzles Tricks Stunts Skits

57 The Secret Ingredient ?

58 ENTHUSIAM!

59 Leading Songs * Start with your favorite song. * Make sure that you know it well (PRACTICE). * Write the words on a poster or chalk board. * Teach two or three lines at a time. * You don't have to be a great singer if you have ENTHUSIAM.

60 Choosing a game Consider: Space available Number of boys Active vs. quiet (be considerate of your neighbors Age appropriate (for Cub Scouts, not Boy Scouts) Use games that will help the Cubs with advancement Preparation Have the equipment you will need Know all the rules

61 Playing Games Give the game a name. Arrange the boys in the proper formation to play. Explain the rules and stress playing fairly. Demonstrate: go through the motions. Answer questions Be the referee, not a player. Include everyone. Allow noise and shouting but maintain control. (use the Scout sign) Stop the game when everyone is having fun.

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70 Both worn on the left sleeve of your uniform shirt Den Chief Office Insignia

71 Den Chief Service Award Webelos Den Chief Cub Scout Den Chief Den Chief Braids

72 Den Chief Service Award Requirements 1. Serve the pack faithfully for one full year. 2. Attend Den Chief Training 3. Know and understand the purposes of Cub Scouting. 4. Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. 5. Be the activities assistant in den meetings. 6. Set a good example by attitude and uniforming. 7. Be a friend to the boys in the den. 8. Take part in weekly meetings. 9. Assist the den at the monthly pack program. 10. Meet as needed with the adult members of the den, pack, troop, team, or crew.

73 Den Chief Service Award Requirements (continued) 11. Complete four of these projects: a. Serve as a staff member of a special Cub Scouting event, such as a Scouting show, bicycle rodeo, etc. b. Serve as a staff member of a Cub Scout day camp or resident camp. c. Advance one rank. d. Assist in recruiting three new Cub Scouts. e. Assist three Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts. f. Assist three Webelos Scouts to join a troop. g. Help to plan and carry out a joint pack-troop activity. h. Recommend to your Scoutmaster another Boy Scout to be a den chief.

74 Position badges and braids should be presented by your Scout troop at a troop meeting. Tell your Scoutmaster and Den Leader if you plan to work towards earning the Den Chief Service Award. Den Chief service award may be presented at a pack or troop meeting, a troop court of honor, or the Blue and Gold Banquet If you are not currently serving as a Den Chief, ask your Scoutmaster to talk to the Pack leadership about assigning you to a den.

75 Den Chief Challenge Meet with your den leaders to help plan your part in the den meeting programs. Wear your uniform to all den and pack meetings. Make Cub Scouting fun, using differentgames and ceremonies each week. Be an example. Find opportunities to tell your Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, or Webelos Scouts about Boy Scouting activities. Realize the den leader is the one most responsible for the den because he or she is the adult leader. Encourage your Tiger Cubs to become Cub Scouts, your Cub Scouts to join the Webelos den, and your Webelos Scouts to become Boy Scouts. s

76 DEN CHIEF PLEDGE I 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.


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