By Michell Owen & Kerianna Jensen
Who is brand new to scouting? Who is trying to learn the new program still?
It’s all about the boys! Make sure that you are TRAINED! If you don’t know where to get trained ask someone and they can assist you with that. There are also a lot of places available for FREE training online.
The first few months are the hardest; after 3-6 very difficult months, you start to get the hang of it.
Meetings and Trainings
How much time do you think it should take to be a successful den leader and run a successful Cub Scout program? Here is a list of activities you will engage in as a den leader. You must really dedicate yourself to attending all the training that is out there.
Roundtable: This is where you get all your answers. They consist of 1 – 1 1/2 hours per month, usually the 1st Thursday every month. The website for time and location can be found at https://www.saltlakescouts.org/search/roundtable. Go to “district” and find the time and location of your roundtable.
Committee Meeting: This is essential to your pack and den function. They should be held for 1 hour each month. This will help establish a yearly program for the cubs in your pack.
Den Leader Meeting: All den and assistant den leaders should meet weekly for 15-30 minutes (1-2 hours per month) to go over the next week’s den meeting. This will assure that the boys are getting the best Scouting program.
Den Meeting: 1 hour + 15 min before & 15 after = 6 hours per month. Prep time for den meeting = 1-4 hours a week depending on number of boys and if crafts etc. need to be prepared before the meeting.
Get some help: do you have a den chief and are you using them in your den?
Total time for this position = 10-15 hours per month.
A great place to find answers: