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.
Don’t have one for your den? Let the October 2013 CubCast be your first step in changing that. In the latest installment of the monthly podcast, you’ll hear from Sherry Herzog, a terrific volunteer who set up a den chief training course with the Three Fires Council in St. Charles, Ill.
She’ll explain what a den chief does and why your den needs one ASAP.