Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers can all earn this award.
In order to earn and receive the award, the Scout should complete Service Award progress record in the back of the Den Chief Handbook; have Cubmaster and den leader sign off completion of requirements, and give form to the unit leader who will order the award and set a presentation date.
A special red, white, and blue Den Chief cord can be worn on left shoulder, under the epaulet, and the Scout will receive a special Den Chief certificate.
See the Den Chief Handbook, No. 33211B, for detailed requirements.
Before you begin work on this service award, discuss with your Den Leader and either your Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, Venturing Adviser, or Cubmaster the role and importance of the Den Chief.
- Serve the pack faithfully for 1 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. (lead five songs, five stunts or skits, five games, five sports activities)
- Set a good example by attitude and uniforming.(for a minimum of six months)
- Be a friend to the boys in the den.
- Take part in weekly meetings. (for a minimum of six months)
- Assist the den at the monthly pack program.(at least three times)
- 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 Adviser another Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer to be a den chief.