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Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Den Leaders may ask a scout in a local Scouts BSA Troop, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Ship to serve as a Den Chief. This youth leadership position is designed to assist the Den Leader with simple tasks such as gathering Cub Scouts for a game or assisting Cub Scouts with a craft or activity. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DEN CHIEF.
Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Den Leaders select a Scout to serve as a Denner on a rotational basis so each Scout gets the opportunity to serve at least once. The responsibilities of the Denner should be simple and appropriate for the age of the Cub Scout. This may be the honor of holding the U.S. flag during the opening ceremony or leading the pledge of allegiance. The Denner is identified by wearing a yellow cord on the left shoulder.
First, try to connect the Scout and counselor in Scoutbook. If that is successful, the counselor is registered and qualified. If unsuccessful, go to the counselor’s home council and search for their Advancement Administrators. Most will have an email address for either the Council Advancement Committee or Professional Advisor. Send an email asking if the counselor has been registered and qualified for the merit badge(s) in question and the status of their Youth Protection Training. Ask California councils if the counselor has completed AB506 training and LiveScan. The unit leader’s “blue card” signature verifies their counselor credentials verification.