How to Get Started
STEP 1: Get Trained
The BSA is a proven leader in developing training and policies designed to keep young people safe. The first thing any new leader must do is create a my.scouting account and complete Youth Protection Training. Our council's University of Scouting is also a great in-person training option for all new leaders.
University of Scouting
STEP 2: Know Your Den
Before you hold your first den meeting you need know who’s in your den and when and where it’s happening. Complete the den roster below to get started.
STEP 3: Get the Uniform
The uniform is an iconic and important part of the Scouting experience. By putting on the uniform, you also set the example for all the Scouts in your den.
STEP 4: Follow the Guide
Den Leader Guides are your best resource along with online lesson plans through Scoutbook. Both contain detailed and specific meeting plans for all required and elective adventures.
Den Leader Guides
Intro: Lion Den Leader | Intro: Tiger Den Leader | Intro: Wolf Den Leader | Intro: Bear Den Leader | Intro: Webelos Den Leader
STEP 5: Conducting Your First Meeting
The Scouts will be showing up for their first meeting soon. Here are a few tips to kick-off your first meeting right.
1st Meeting Resources