Re: Young Den Chiefs
Tue, 4 Nov 1997 23:11:58 -0800
Kim Moye wrote:
> It is also recommended that a brother not be a den chief for his little brother's den.
> I know of three cases where the older brother is his little brother's den chief and everything is going great.
I have seen this go either way, depending upon the relationship between
the brothers. I have two Webelos in my den who have older brothers in
our Boy Scout Troop. Both older brothers are about the same age. Both
Webelos are among my most "energetic" (how is that for putting it
politely!) One has no problem "helping" his younger brother behave, and
has in fact been my den chief for the last 18 months. We have formed an
excellent team, and I don't know what I would do without him (and let
him know on a regular basis). The other not only could not work well
with his brother in that environment, but would actually become a part
of the problem. So when he came to me and asked to be the Den Chief for
my Webelos Den, I asked him to take the position with one of our younger
dens. This has done a world of good for him, as his leadership skills
are really beginning to shine, away from the problems of working with
his younger brother. Just my 2 cents...
BTW, both of these young men are well on their way to earning their Den
Chief Service Award. As a matter of fact, my Den Chief has just the
joint Pack/Troop activity to go.
Cubmaster, Pack 295
Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 295
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