Den Chief

The Den Chief works with the Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and den leaders in the Cub Scout pack.

Reports to: The Den Leader in the pack and the assistant Scoutmaster for the new-Scout patrol in the Troop

Who Should be a Den Chief:

A Boy Scout who has been approved by their ScoutMaster to serve as a Den Chief, is 12 years or older, and ideally 1st class rank or higher.  Den Chief Training (either online, classroom, or both) is required.


If you are interested in being a Den Chief this year, please contact Mr. Chin (either at the Troop meetings or by email:, to get the ball rolling. 
If you were a Den Chief last year, you will need to receive ScoutMaster's approval, and will need to coordinate the assignment through Mr. Chin.

Coordinator As of Sept 2017

Alfred Chin



In order to be an effective den chief you need training.  This can be done in classroom or on line.
The Pacific Skyline Council offers both:

Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council


Den Chiefs commit to the position for the entire school year, and become ineligible for other PORs during that time (Scoutmasters may make exceptions).  
Please note that we generally restrict Den Chief Services to Two terms, maximum. 
That gives other scouts an opportunity, and it encourages past Den Chiefs to pursue other PoR positions within the Troop

To receive credit after six months:

1) The Den Chief provides the evaluation form to his Den Leader.

2) The Den Leader fills out the form and returns to the Den Chief.

3) The Den Chief delivers the completed form to his Patrol Advisor

4) The Patrol Advisor reviews the evaluation and makes a determination of credit. (This may involve a discussion between the advisor and scout to discuss the evaluation details.

5) The Patrol Advisor forwards his final determination to (is this the Advancement Coordinator?) for official logging of Position of Responsibility (PoR) Credit.

 We expect you, the Den Chief, to manage this process as this is part of your overall responsibility and experience.

 While you may secure your credit after 6 months, you are expected to complete your school-year commitment of service as we don't want to leave any dens "empty-handed" for the remainder of the school year.  


  • Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings. 
  • Meet regularly with the den leader to review the den and pack meeting plans. 
  • If serving as a Webelos den chief; help prepare boys to join Boy Scouting. 
  • Project a positive image of Boy Scouting. 
  • Set a good example, wear the Scout uniform correctly, and live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law. 
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit.


Expectation 1
Expectation not met
Below expectation
Meets basic expectation
Meets target expectations
Excels in position
Assist at Den meetings 0 meetings 1-2 meetings 2-3 meetings 4-5 meetings 6 meetings
Assist at Den activities 0 activities 1 activity 2 activities 3 activities 4 activities
Meet with Den Leader 0 meetings 1 meeting 2 meetings 3 meetings 4 meetings
Set an example Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
Scout Spirit Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
Peter Stanley,
Sep 21, 2017, 3:11 PM
Peter Stanley,
Sep 21, 2017, 3:11 PM
Peter Stanley,
Sep 21, 2017, 3:11 PM
Peter Stanley,
Sep 21, 2017, 3:11 PM