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Cub Den Leader

(BSA position code: DL / DA / WL / WA)

Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.

D&C 107:99

The Purposes of Your Calling: Under the direction of the Cub Committee, Cubmaster, and Primary Presidency, the Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders primary responsibility is to provide a fun, positive, consistent Cub Scouting experience that allows the boys to receive their Faith in God and prepare for the Aaronic Priesthood.

Explanation
Once a boy turns 8, they begin working on Faith in God, which is the activity program for the worldwide Church and is meant to be used along with Scouting in the United States and Canada. The Cub Committee is responsible for the administrative side of the pack. By working with them, they will be able to take care of the administrative responsibilities allowing you to focus more on working with the boys.

The Purposes of LDS Cub Scouting

  1. Character development.
  2. Spiritual Growth.
  3. Good citizenship.
  4. Sportsmanship and fitness.
  5. Family understanding.
  6. Respectful relations.
  7. Personal achievement.
  8. Friendly service.
  9. Fun and adventure.
  10. Preparation for Boy Scouting.
  11. Preparing to receive the Aaronic Priesthood.

Methods of Cub Scouting

  1. Living the Ideals – Scout Oath, Scout Law, the Cub Scout motto, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, and salute
  2. Belonging to a Den
  3. Using Advancement -provides fun for the Scouts, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges
  4. Involving Family and Home
  5. Participating in Activities – These methods are what make Cub Scouting happen in the lives of boys and their families.
  6. Serving Home and Neighborhood – It helps Scouts strengthen connections to their local communities, which in turn support the boys’ growth and development.
  7. Wearing the Uniform – serve a dual purpose, demonstrating membership in the group and individual achievement

Guidelines of Your Stewardship:

Your calling as a Cub Den has many important responsibilities in Cub Scouts:

  • Incorporate Faith in God into Scouting (see below for suggestions).
  • Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that the den is an active and successful part of the pack.
  • Plan, prepare for, and conduct weekly den meetings with the assistant den leader and den chief.
  • Attend monthly pack leaders’ meetings.
  • Lead the den at the monthly pack meeting.
  • Ensure the transition of Cub Scouts to a den of the next rank (or Eleven Year Old Scouts Patrol) by their birthday, by encouraging them to earn the adventures for advancement.
  • Keep accurate records (using Scoutbook), and see that Cub Scouts receive recognition for their achievements.
  • Help the den earn the National Den Award.
  • Establish good working relationships with den families, seeking out their skills and talents.
  • Get position specific basic trained by BSA (information below) as soon as reasonably possible. Ideally within 30-days of being called.
  • Attend monthly Scout Leadership Training Council.

 

Faith in God / Cub Scouts
Activity Correlation Suggestions

FAITH IN GOD WOLF BEAR WEBELOS AND ARROW OF LIGHT
Learning and Living the Gospel
In a family home evening, teach others about
things we can do to remain faithful.
Required
Duty to God Footsteps 1b, 2a
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2c, 2d
Required
Duty to God and You 2b, 2c
Duty to God in Action 2a, 2b
Give a family home evening lesson on
Joseph Smith’s First Vision.
Decide what you can do to follow the
prophet, and do it.
Required
Duty to God Footsteps 2a
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2b
Give an opening and a closing prayer
in family home evening or Primary.
Share your feelings about how prayer
protects us and helps us to stay close
to Heavenly Father and the Savior.
Required
Duty to God Footsteps 2d
Tell a story from the Book of Mormon
that teaches faith in Jesus Christ.
Share your testimony of the Savior.
Required
Duty to God Footsteps 2b
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2b
Required
Duty to God in Action 2d
Read D&C 89. Discuss how Heavenly Father
blesses us when we faithfully live the Word of
Wisdom. Help plan and conduct and activity to teach the Word of Wisdom to others.
Required
Running with the Pack 6
Paws of Skill 1
Required
Bear Necessities 5
Elective
Bear Picnic Basket 1a
Required
Cast Iron Chef 4
Stronger, Faster, Higher 4
Prepare a pedigree chart. Prepare a family
group record for your family and share a
family story.
Required
Duty to God in Action 2d
Elective
Project Family 1, 2
Learn to sing “Choose the Right” (Hymns, no. 239).
Explain what agency is and what it means to be responsible for your choices. Discuss how
making good choices has  helped you develop greater faith.
Required
Duty to God Footsteps 2c
Serving Others
Plan and complete a service project that helps
a family member or neighbor.
Required
Council Fire 3, 5b
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2a
Paws for Action 3b
Required
Webelos Walkabout 7
Building a Better World 8
Duty to God in Action 2e
Elective
Aware and Care 7a, 7g, 7h
Fix It 4
Project Family 4, 5
Write a letter to a teacher, your parents, or your
grandparents telling them what you appreciate
and respect about them.
Required
Council Fire 4
Elective
Collections and Hobbies 5
Hometown Heroes 4
Make a list of the qualities you like in a person.
Choose one quality to develop in yourself.
Discuss how showing respect and kindness
strengthens you, your family, and others.
Elective
Hometown Heroes 1, 3
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2b
Plan, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal. Required
Running with the Pack 6
Required
Bear Necessities 5
Elective
Bear Picnic Basket 2a, 2b
Required
Cast Iron Chef 2
Webelos Walkabout 4
Elective
Castaway 1b
Project Family 4c
Entertain young children with songs or
games you have learned or made yourself.
Elective
Adventures in Coins 5
Code of the Wolf 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b
Required
Grin and Bear It 3
Paws for Action 2bv
Elective
Marble Madness 2, 5, 6, 7
Roaring Laughter 3, 4
Required
Stronger, Faster, Higher 5
Elective
Aware and Care 7h
Castaway 2c, 2d, 2e
Game Design 4
Into the Wild 9b
Maestro! 3d
Project Family 7
Learn about and practice good manners
and courtesy.
Required
Paws on the Path 5
Required
Webelos Walkabout 5
Camper 7
Scouting Adventure 1a, 1b
Elective
Aware and Care 6
Moviemaking 2
Sportsman 4
Plan and hold a parent-child activity. Required
Call of the Wild 3
Paws on the Path 6
Elective
Code of the Wolf 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a,
2b,3b
Finding Your Way 5
Hometown Heroes 4
Running with the Pack 4
…many more
Required
Bear Necessities 6
Fur, Feathers, and Ferns 1, 3, 4, 7
Paws for Action 2biv
Elective
Marble Madness 2, 5, 7
A Bear Goes Fishing 3, 4
Roaring Laughter 3, 4, 5
Salmon Run 6
…many more
Required
First Responder 7
Webelos Walkabout 6
Building a Better World 5
Camper 6
Scouting Adventure 2, 4
Elective
Art Explosion 1
Earth Rocks! 2, 4, 5, 7
Fix It 4
Into the Wild 9a
Into the Woods 4
Project Family 5, 6, 7
…many more
Read the twelfth article of faith. Discuss
what it means to be a good citizen and
how your actions can affect others.
Required
Call of the Wild 7
Council Fire 2b, 2c, 5a, 5b
Paws on the Path 5
Elective
Cubs Who Care 2c
Paws of Skill 5
Required
Fellowship and Duty to God 2c
Paws for Action 1c
Required
Webelos Walkabout 5
Building a Better World 1, 2, 3
Camper 7
Scouting Adventure 1a, 1b
Elective
Build My Own Hero 2
Moviemaking 2
Sportsman 4
Developing Talents
Learn how to budget and save money. Required
Running with the Pack 6
Elective
Bear Picnic Basket 1c
Required
Cast Iron Chef 3
Building a Better World 5
Learn to sing, play, or lead a song from
the Children’s Songbook. Teach or share
the song in a family home evening or at
Primary.
Required
Call of the Wild 6
Duty to God Footsteps 2c
Required
Bear Necessities 2
Elective
Maestro! 2c, 3a, 3e
Write a poem, story, or short play that
teaches a principle of the gospel or is
about Heavenly Father’s creations.
Required
Call of the Wild 6
Howling at the Moon 2
Elective
Beat of the Drum 2
Roaring Laughter 3
Elective
Art Explosion 3i
Moviemaking 1, 2
Make an item from wood, metal, fabric, or
other material or draw, paint, or sculpt a piece of art. Display your finished work for others to see.
Required
Council Fire 5c
Elective
Air of the Wolf 1cii, 2b, 3b, 4
Motor Away 1, 2, 3
Required
Bear Claws 3
Baloo the Builder 3
Beat of the Drum 3, 4, 5
Make It Move 2, 3, 4
Marble Madness 4, 8
Robotics 3, 4
A World of Sound 1, 2, 3
Elective
Adventures in Science 3c, 3d
Art Explosion 2, 3, 4
Build It 2
Engineer 2, 4
Maestro! 2a, 2b
Visit an art museum or attend a concert, play, or other cultural event. Share your
experience with your family or activity day group.
Elective
Collections and Hobbies 3
Cubs Who Care 2h
Required
Paws for Action 1b
Elective
Beat of the Drum 6
Elective
Adventures in Science 2
Art Explosion 1
Aware and Care 7c
Maestro! 1a
List five things you can do to help around
your home.
Elective
Spirit of the Water 2
Elective
Fix It 4
Project Family 3, 4, 6
Plan and participate in a physical fitness
program for yourself that may include
learning to play a sport or game.
Participate in the program for one month.
Elective
Paws of Skill 1, 3
Required
Stronger, Faster, Higher 3, 4, 6
Elective
Sportsman 2, 3
Learn about and practice good
nutrition, good health, and good grooming, including modest dress.
Required
Running with the Pack 6
Required
Bear Necessities 5
Elective
Bear Picnic Basket 1a, 1b, 3
Required
Cast Iron Chef 2
Webelos Walkabout 4

 

Position Specific Basic Training

You need to Register as an Adult Scout Leader with the Scout Office. Depending on your calling you will register as one of the following:

  • Den Leader, using position code DL
  • Assistant Den Leader, using position code DA
  • Webelos Den Leader, using position code WL
  • Assistant Webelos Den Leader, using position code WA

While you are waiting for the Scout Office to process your paperwork, which will take about two weeks, we ask that you begin your position specific basic training, which consists of 23 online ScoutingU training classes.

Before the First Meeting classes to be completed after being called, but before you are sustained. These courses are:

  • SCO_202 Cub Scouting Ideals
  • SCO_214 Cub Scout Advancement
  • SCO_208 Leading Den Meetings
  • SCO_203 Den Discipline.
  • These 4 classes will take a total of about 45-minutes.

Once you finished the Before the First Meeting classes, begin the First 30-days classes, which should be completed within 30-days of being sustained. These courses are:

  • SCO_200 Cub Scouting Purposes
  • SCO_204 The Methods of Cub Scouting
  • SCO_216 Advancement Recognition and Recording
  • SCO_210 How Dens and Packs Work
  • SCO_209 Effective Leadership
  • SCO_217 Core Resources for Leaders
  • SCO_224 Working with Boys – Overview.
  • These 7 classes will take a total of about an hour.

Finally, you will finish the last 11 ScoutingU position specific basic training classes, which should be completed during the second 30-days after being sustained. These courses are:

  • SCO_205 Working with Parents and Families
  • SCO_211 Cub Scout Uniform
  • SCO_213 Cub Scout Insignia
  • SCO_212 Leader Uniform
  • SCO_215 Other Awards Cub Scouts Can Earn
  • SCO_227 Annual Program Planning
  • SCO_201 Year Round Fun
  • SCO_221 Youth Leadership Positions
  • SCO_230 Den Chief Roles & Responsiblities
  • SCO_206 Supplemental Leader Resources
  • SCO_220 Scouting Organizational Structure.
  • These 11 classes will take a total of about an hour and a half.

Stake leadership also requests that you take the ScoutingU course “SCO_530 Journey to Excellence”.

Continuing and additional training

You will need to retake Youth Protection Training at least once every other year, although annually is preferred.

Please attend the monthly Stake Scout Leadership Training Council as often as possible. During this training training topics that the Stake and the Scout District feel are important are presented.

There are many additional training courses that would help you as a Scout leader, including woodbadge.

Additional resources

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