Re: What about a young den chief?
Timothy O'Leary (tjo@IMSNET.NET)
Tue, 4 Nov 1997 18:49:03 -0500
My older son started out as a Den Chief for my Wolf den, including my
younger son. At first, he was only some help. By the end, he ran most
of many den meetings, and all of some. The brother/brother friction
sometimes seen in other settings was never present during Cub
Of all my son's leadership expereinces, in my opinion this was most
valuable, because of its continuity. He has continued with this group
for 3 1/2 years now.
My son has also taken on some other leadership roles along the way - PL
(several 6 month terms), SPL (ten months), Quartermaster (6 months).
Each has been valuable.
Few troops can provide all the den chief's the Cub Packs want. Take
them where you can get them! Try to keep them. Help them grow! A
Tenderfoot Den Chief can be a help, but a Life or Eagle Den Chief is a
treasure!!!!! But you only get them if you grow them up!
For what it's worth, my younger son wants to be a Den Chief when he
becomes a Boy Scout! I will support him by getting him to the Den
BTW, in our setting, the decision to appoint a Den Chief requires
concurrence of the Den Leader, Cubmaster, Senior Patrol Leader (most
important!) and Scoutmaster. But the boys self-nominate, and the troop
has never seen a reason to deny the opportunity.
Tinm O'Leary, WDL Pack 1072, CC Troop 772, Post 769, Wheaton MD
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City