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New Den Leader Guide

New Den Leader Guide

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So You’reaNewDenLeader
I Signed Up; What’s Next?
NowthatyouareregisteredasaCubScoutdenleader,youwillreceive
Scouting 
magazine,whichincludes
CubScout Program Helps
andotherinormationtoassistyouasaleader.AskyourCubmastertournishyouacopyothecurrent
Cub Scout Program Helps
touseuntilyoursubscriptionbegins.Tesestepswillgetyoustarted:
1.CompleteFastStarttrainingorCubScoutdenleaders.
Yourpackleadership(packtrainer)willacilitatethisvideo–basedtraining,oryoucancompletethetrainingonlineunderCubScouts/AdultLeaders/rainingatwww.scouting.org.YouthProtectiontrainingorallScoutingvolunteersisavailablethroughyourlocalcouncilWebSite.
2.Beginreadingthe
Cub Scout Leader Book
.
(ostartrightaway,youmayneedtoborrowacopybriefy;untilyoucangetyourown.)Tisbookdescribesyourroleasadenleaderandwillgivemoreinormationontheollowingsteps.
 
3.GetacquaintedwithyourCubmasterandpacktrainer.
Teseleaderswillseethatyouhavetheinormationandmaterialyouneedtogetstartedoontherightoot.
4.Planyourrstmonthsdenmeetings.Tisismucheasierwiththehelpothepacktrainer,assistantdenleader,denchie(anolderBoyScoutorVenturerhelper),and
Cub Scout Program Helps
.
Tekeytosuccessis“KISMIF”(KeepItSimple,MakeItFun.”
5.Getacquaintedwiththeamiliesotheboysinyourden.
Holdaamilyorientationmeeting.Te
Cub Scout Leader Book
hasarecommendedagenda.Youwillbeneedingtheamilies’help,sogettoknowthemearly.
6.Getacquaintedwiththeboysinyourden.
Establishadencodeoconductsothattheywillknowwhatyouexpectothem.Seethe
Cub Scout Leader Book
ordetails.
7.AskyourCubmastertohelpyousecureadenchie.
Giveyourdenchiemeaningulresponsibilitiesrightaway.
8.ObtainandbeginwearingtheCubScoutleaderuniormassoonaspossible.
Itisattractive,comortable,andsuitableorallCubScoutmeetingsandactivities.Wearingtheuniormproperlyisimportantinsettingagoodexampleortheboys.YourCubmasterorpacktrainercantellyouwheretoobtaintheuniormandinsignia.
9.Attendthemonthlyplanningmeetingsheldbyyourpack.
TesemeetingsareledbythepackcommitteechairandtheCubmaster,andarewherepackplansaremade.
10.AttendthemonthlydistrictCubScoutleaders’roundtable.
Youwillreceivemanygoodprogramideasbasedonthemonthlytheme,andbecomeacquaintedwithleadersromotherpacks,whowillshareideasandexperienceswithyou.YourCubmasterorpacktrainercantellyouwhenandwheretheroundtablemeets.
11.AttendCubScoutleaderbasictrainingassoonaspossible.
Terearetwocomponentstothistraining—DenLeaderSpecicraining,aspecializedsessiontohelpyousuccessullyplanaunandexcitingdenprogram,andNewLeaderEssentials,whichisattendedbyleadersinallprogramareas.Tesewillgiveyoutheoundationyouneedtobecomeaneectiveandsuccessulleader.Everyboydeservesatrainedandqualiedleader.YourCubmasterorpacktrainercangiveyouinormationabouttrainingsessions.
Don’thesitatetoaskorhelp.
TerearemanypeoplewhowanttohelpyouprovidethenestpossibleCubScoutexperienceortheboysinyourden.Bythetimeyouhavecompletedthesestepsyouwillbewellonyourwaytobecomingasuccessuldenleader.
You, The Den Leader
Youwereselectedasadenleaderandapprovedbythepackcommitteebecauseoyourinterestinhelpingboys.Bymakingthecommitmenttoserveasadenleader,youhaveacceptedtheollowingresponsibilities.•Giveleadershiptocarryingoutthepackprogramintheden.•Leadthedeninitsparticipationatthemonthlypackmeetings.•Workinharmonywiththeotherdenandpackleaders.•CooperatewiththeCubmasterandpackcommitteeinrecruitingnewboys.•HelporientthedenchieandguidehimtoworkwiththeCubScouts.
 
•Use
Scouting 
and
Boys’ Life
magazines,
Cub Scout Program Helps
,andotherCubScoutingliteratureassourcesoprogramideas.•Collectduesandturnthemintothepacksecretary/treasurer.•Encourageboystoearntheadvancementawards.Keepaccuraterecords,andseethattheyreceiverecognitionortheirachievement.•HelpthedenearntheNationalDenAward.•Establishgoodworkingrelationshipswithdenamilies,takingadvantageotheirskillsandtalents.•akepartintheannualpackplanningconerencesandthemonthlypackleaders’planningmeetings.•FollowthepoliciesotheBoyScoutsoAmerica.YourCubmasterorpacktrainerwillbegladtoexplainanyotheseresponsibilitiesthatyoudonotunderstand.
The Cub Scout Den Meeting
Denmeetingsareusuallyheldintheaernoon,aerschool,orintheevening,onceeachweek,inahome,church,orschool.Temeetingday,time,andlocationaresetbythedenleaderandshouldbethesameeachweektopreventconusion.Denmeetingslastapproximatelyonehour.Leadershipresponsibilitiesaresharedbythedenleader,assistantdenleader,denchie,anddenner(aselectedmemberoyourden).Tedenmeetingprogramincludestheollowing:
1.Beorethemeeting.
Tedenleader,assistantdenleader,anddenchiemakenalpreparationswhilethedennerhelpssetupthemeetingplace.
2.WhileCubScoutsgather.
Tedenchieordennercouldteachastunt,trick,orgameastheboysarrive,whilethedenleaderandassistantdenleadercollectduesandcheckachievementsandelectives.
3.Opening.
Haveasimpleopeningceremonysuchasasong,yell,pledgetothefag,oruniorminspection.
4.BusinessItems.
Discussdenactivitiesandplansandmakeannouncements.Rereshmentsmaybeservedatthistime.
5.Activities.
Havegames,tricks,handicras,orotheractivitiesrelatedtothemonthlytheme.Prepareortheden’spartinthepackmeeting.
6.Closing.
Givereminders,thedenleader’sclosingthought,andabrieinspirationalclosingceremony.
7.AfertheMeeting.
Tedenleader,assistantdenleader,anddenchiediscussplansornextweek’smeeting,whilethedennerputstheroombacktoorder.
What Do You Invest in Cub Scouting?
•Oneaernoonoreveningeachweekoradenmeeting•Oneeveningeachmonthorthepackmeeting•OneeveningeachmonthortheCubScoutroundtable•Oneeveningeachmonthoraplanningmeetingwithotherpackleaders•imespentinresearchandplanningeachmonthonsuchinterestingsubjectsasnativeAmericans,knights,thecircus,orwhateverthenextmonthlythemewillbe

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