Responsibilities of a Cub Scout Den Leader


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For nearly fifteen years, Mike Loftus has been leading MLE, Inc. as president. In this capacity, he oversees all divisions of the brand services company and is responsible for its overall growth. In addition to his role at MLE, Mike Loftus is also active in his community as a den leader for Cub Scouts of America.

Den leaders have direct contact with both their Cub Scouts and their scouts’ parents or guardians. At its core, being a den leader means being responsible for completing the Cub Scouting program. Part of this requires den leaders to regularly work with fellow pack and den leaders to ensure their own den stay active within the large Cub Scout pack. They prepare and plan regular den meetings alongside their assistant den leaders and lead their den during the monthly pack activity.

As their den grows older, den leaders ensure their den moves on to the next rank at the same time and encourage all den members to complete the necessary adventures for advancing.

In addition to these general responsibilities, Tiger and Webelos den leaders also have specific responsibilities based on their den rank. Tiger den leaders are in charge of boys who are in first grade and their parent partners. As such, they provide coordinating leadership among all adult partners in the den and ensure that each pair has the chance to host, plan, and execute den activities.

Meanwhile, Webelos den leaders oversee boys in fourth and fifth grade and are expected to train the Webelos den chief. Additionally, Webelos den leaders plan overnight camp outs for their den and plan joint activities with a Boy Scouts Scoutmaster.