Den Leader Resources

Den Leader Help Session / What's Most Important!

Join us for a 45-minute session to HELP you with your role as a Den Leader
and  HELP your Scouts and their Families have a great Cub Scouting experience?

Weds. Feb 2, 5:30pm, ZOOM
Mon. Feb 7, 7:00pm, ZOOM

Topics we will cover:

- Youth Recognition / Advancement

- How to Ask Your Parents to Help

- BSA Technology: Scoutbook, Den Leader APP

- Where to Go for additional Help

- Scheduling / Den Calendar

- Follow Up Answers to Your Questions

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Thank you so much for volunteering your time and talents to guide your Cub Scouts in Scouting!  Here are some helpful resources to get you started:

Den Leader Start Up Help One page document showing all resources to help a Den Leader succeed.


Den Overview Sheets
View the required adventures for each rank and the skills needed to run those meetings.

Webelos/Arrow of Light


Family Talent Survey
Family Talent Survey Learn about the unique skills and resources of the families within the Den or Pack


Helpful Links
Directory of Cub Scout Adventures


Overview Web Pages for Each Rank
Webelos/Arrow of Light


Cub Scout Den Leader Adventure Videos

Here is the link with Cub Scout Den Leader Adventure Videos for the different rank adventures!  These look very helpful!  Check them out and use in your pack or den meetings!  Scroll past the tips & tricks to see the adventure videos.


Scoutbook for Den Leaders
Using Scoutbook gives you valuable resources for each den meeting from an APP, including meeting how-to's and tracking for attendance, adventures, and electives for your Den.
Log In here
FAQ Page
Overview Article


Fall 2021 Family Orientation 'Cut Sheets'
For Fall 2021 - we are asking Packs to use these resources (in addition to any items your Pack has) to help new families acclimate to Cub Scouting.  Note: Areas in Yellow can be edited for your Pack.

Pack Key Contact Information

Things Your Family Should Know 

Gateway Area Council & Your Pack


Zoom Recording from July 30th Tips for Recruiting Session
These resources and some helpful tips for recruiting den leaders were shared during a council zoom call on July 30.  View the video from the July 30 "How to Recruit Den Leaders" training


Monthly Outdoor Activity Ideas
Resources for nature journaling and other outdoor activities.
courtesy of Katie Julian from the Upper Mississippi River National Fish & Wildlife Refuge