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Den Chief Training Conference

Den Chief Training Conference is a meeting of den chiefs and prospective den chiefs on a council, district or single-pack basis. It is planned and operated by council trainers who are familiar with Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting.

Den Chief Training is intended to build more enthusiasm, to develop higher morale among den chiefs, and to provide the tools a new den chief will need to be successful.

Adult leaders need to make sure the job is seen as important and necessary. Cubmasters request den chief help from Scoutmasters, Var­sity coaches, and crew Advisors. The Scoutmaster or Advisor selects a Scout or Venturer for service based upon his maturity and readiness for a leadership position.   The work and role of the den chief is managed, week-to-week, by the den leader and Cubmaster.  The den leader and Cubmaster should communicate the overall performance of the den chief up to the Scoutmaster, who has responsibility for the boy’s holding of this position.

This training works best when the Boys Scout and the Cub/Webelos Den Leader go through the training together.  The Cubmaster of the Pack should also attend, as well as any Troop Leadership.

Den Chief Fast Start Training

Boy Scouts wishing to become den chiefs can take this online course as part of their training to become a den chief. The module identifies den chief responsibilities and tasks, and describes the den chief's relationship to the adult den leaders and how that relates to the den chief's activities with the den. After finishing the online training, den chief candidates print their certificate of completion and undergo further training with their adult den leaders. 
Take Den Chief Training now!External Link  Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes.


Den Chief Training Conference is run by our council in the Fall and Spring of each year. The DCTC is required for the Den Chief Award. Check the Training CalendarExternal Link for dates.

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