As a former Den Chief myself, I know the benefits of this to a Den Leader. They serve as a mentor to the boys and show them fun that sometimes the adults can not demonstrate.
Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
Silly question. Who couldn’t use some extra help corralling a bunch of rowdy Cub Scouts?
Say hello to your new best friend: the Cub Scout Den Chief. This older Boy Scout, Varsity Scout or Venturer co-leads weekly den meetings, assists at pack meetings and meets regularly with adults to find out when and where he can help the most.