Frequently Asked Questions for Cub Scout Den Leaders
What is a Cub Scout Den? What’s a Pack?
A Den is the cub scout family, made up of boys in the same grade. There are usually around 6-8 scouts in a den, but that number is dependent on your particular situation. The Pack is all the dens in your unit put together. The Pack consists of the Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos dens. The den meetings are where the action happens, while the pack meetings tend to be more focused on achievements and awards.
What is the Den Leader’s job description?
As a Den Leader, you will lead a group of K-5th grade boys throughout their Cub Scout adventure. You will conduct den meetings on a regular basis, following the plans laid out in the official Cub Scout Handbook, an and attend pack meetings which occur monthly.
Do I have to wear the uniform?
Yes. The uniform is an essential part of scouting, and you and your scouts should always wear the Class A uniform or Class B t-shirts when assembling for a scouting event. The uniform provides a sense of belonging, while also building pride and self-respect.
Where can I get the uniform and handbooks?
Official Boy Scout merchandise such as the uniform, patches, belt loops, and handbooks are available at scout stores throughout the country, or you can shop online at scoutstuff.org.