This week I got notice from our Unit Commissioner who also is the ASM of a Troop that we have two Boy Scouts who want to be Den Chiefs for our Unit. One for the Webelos I and another for the Bear Den.
I am very happy since I have been wanting just one since summer. We were offered ones for the Wolf and Tiger Dens, but after talking it over it would not be the best use of their time. I suggested to the UC/ASM that she look towards another Pack that I know is wanting them.
Our Pack is not very up on what a Den Chief is are does or why we need them. That I understand. I forwarded a blog from Arlen Ward about he recent post about Den Chiefs. It is a great article and has a link to the BSA website about the Den Chief Service Award.
It is my hope that the Den Chiefs and boys bond and learn from eachother. It is also my hope that our two units get to do more projects and outings together. Also, it will greatly help the parents of the Pack to start to understand what Boy Scouts are and do. It’s not Parent led, but Boy led.
I asked if the new Den Chiefs could attend our Pack Meeting this Monday so I can introduce them. I know that there is the Den Chief Patch and Cord. I will be off to the Scout Shop to pick those up and officially install them. Wow…gotta find a good ceremony for this during the Awards part. Guess the Denners get to swear them in!