Den Leader Induction And Parent's Welcome


Cubmaster, retiring den leader, incoming den leader, den chief, den members, and den parents (one to act as spokesperson).

Den leader job description card, den leader badge.

Cubmaster: At this time I would like to have the parents of the Cub Scouts in Den [number] come forward as I call their names. (Calls names. Cubmaster forms parents in a semicircle around himself) Now, will [name], the retiring den leader of Den [number] come forward. (Does so.) Ladies and gentlemen, it is with deep regret that [name] is forced to give up leadership as a den leader. I wish to thank and congratulate [name] for the wonderful work that has been accomplished with this den. (Cubmaster shakes hands with retiring den leader and asks him or her to take a place in the semicircle.) Now, will the new den leader of Den [number], [name], please join us? [Name], do you accept the position of den leader of Den [number]?

Den Leader: Yes.

Cubmaster: Will you accept your leadership responsibility with patience and understanding?

Den Leader: Yes.

Cubmaster: With the parents of the boys you will lead and the den leader in whose footsteps you will follow acting as witnesses, will you repeat after me this promise: I [name] ... promise to do my best ... to help the members of my den ... to help other people and to obey the Law of the Pack.

Representative: [Name], as a spokesperson for the parents of the Cub Scouts in Den [number], we thank you for accepting this leadership of our neighborhood boys and pledge to you our cooperation. Let us know whenever we can be of help to you.

Cubmaster: Let me congratulate you and present to you your den leader badge and a card describing your duties. I pledge to you my cooperation in helping you in your new responsibilities. (Den chief may lead den in a grand howl for the retiring and incoming den leaders.) 



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