Dens are groups of boys (ideally 6-8) within a pack, who are usually at the same grade level and are working towards the same advancements. The den structure provides opportunities for boys to build relationships with leaders and each other, and allows for activities that would be difficult with a larger group. When joining the Cub Scouts, boys are placed in the den designated for their grade-level, and over time will advance through the den structure. Dens consist of Tiger (1st grade), Wolf (2nd grade), Bear (3rd grade), Webelos I (4th grade), and Webelos II (5th grade).
Den meetings are held regularly (bi-weekly), and are attended by the den leader and assistant den leader (or adult volunteer) who have received leadership training. At least two adults must be present at all den meetings. A parent, guardian, or family member of Tiger scouts are strongly encouraged to attend each den meeting, but family members do not normally attend Wolf, Bear, or Webelos den meetings unless advised by the den leader. At den meetings, the boys will participate in activities that will help them earn badges and awards that work toward advancement. Den meeting locations can vary depending on the planned activities, but often times are held at the den leaders home, the local library, or at a place around town which promotes hand-on learning and adventure such as the local Fire Department.
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