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  • Keith Rasmussen
    Does anyone have a Den Chief Training syllabus (in pdf or Word? ;-) ) ... From: To: Sent: Friday,
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 5, 2005
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      Does anyone have a Den Chief Training syllabus (in pdf or Word? ;-) )


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      Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 09:14
      Subject: [Scouter_T] Digest Number 1076


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      > 1. Den Chief Training
      > From: "tresroblesman" <tresroblesman@...>
      > 2. Re: Den Chief Training
      > From: "Chris" <chris.finnegan@...>
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      > Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 04:32:29 -0000
      > From: "tresroblesman" <tresroblesman@...>
      > Subject: Den Chief Training
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      > Help! I have recently been given the responsibility for doing den chief
      > training. I have never been a den leader.
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      > What are the main things a den leader expects a good den chief to do?
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      > tresroblesman
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      > Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 09:53:01 -0000
      > From: "Chris" <chris.finnegan@...>
      > Subject: Re: Den Chief Training
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      > --- In scouter_t@yahoogroups.com, "tresroblesman"
      > <tresroblesman@y...> wrote:
      > > Help! I have recently been given the responsibility for doing den
      > chief
      > > training. I have never been a den leader.
      > >
      > > What are the main things a den leader expects a good den chief to
      > do?
      > >
      > > tresroblesman
      >
      > First, take a deep breath, this is a fun training.....
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      > The very first thing you should do is get a copy of the Den Chief
      > Handbook, a copy of the syllabus for the training and a copy of the
      > Cub Scout Leader Handbook. Read these through to get the flavor of
      > the job. The last versions I read stressed that a Den Chief is a
      > games and activity specialist. He is also an example to the Cubs of
      > what a Boy Scout is. He is NOT a Den leader in a kid's body.
      >
      > Consider recruiting experienced Den Leaders to do portions of the
      > training. Another somewhat radical thought is recruiting experienced
      > older Scouts to do some of the training as well. They will have an
      > easier time teaching from the youth perspective. This also allows you
      > to show by example how a Den Chief interacts with his den.
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      > Keep it fun, keep it active and minimize "bottom time". Den Chiefs
      > are still boys and boys don't do well sitting listening to lectures.
      >
      > Hope that helps...good Luck!!!
      >
      > Chris Finnegan
      > Bucks County Council, PA
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