The Den Chief Service Award recognizes Den Chiefs who have served for over a year and completed a number of other requirements. Den Chiefs who earn this recognition are awarded a special cord to wear. They wear the cord in addition to their regular Den Chief cord and may continue wearing the cord even after they are no longer a Den Chief.
We always encourage the Den Chiefs in our troop to try to earn this award. It gives them a specific set of goals which will help them go beyond just attending meetings. It is nice to see them get involved in organizing events like bike rodeos, serving at day camps, and generally encouraging Cub Scouts.
Den Chief Service Award Requirements
- Serve the pack faithfully for one full year.
- Attend Den Chief Training (if available within year of service) OR be trained by the assistant Cubmaster and den leader.
- Know and understand the purposes of Cub Scouting.
- Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
- Be the activities assistant in den meetings.
- Set a good example by attitude and uniforming.
- Be a friend to the boys in the den.
- Take part in weekly meetings.
- Assist the den at the monthly pack program.
- Meet as needed with the adult members of the den, pack, troop, team, or crew.
- Complete four of these projects:
- Serve as a staff member of a special Cub Scouting event, such as a Scouting show, bicycle rodeo, etc.
- Serve as a staff member of a Cub Scout day camp or resident camp.
- Advance one rank.
- Assist in recruiting three new Cub Scouts.
- Assist three Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts.
- Assist three Webelos Scouts to join a troop.
- Help to plan and carry out a joint pack-troop activity.
- Recommend to your Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach, or Venturing Advisor another Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer to be a den chief.