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Leadership Requirements for Star Scout

From the Troop 2 Parent Handbook:

To attain Star Rank, BSA requires 4 months' active service in a "position of responsibility" or leadership. Troop 2 accepts for Star rank any of the leadership positions listed in the BSA requirements such as Troop Librarian, Den Chief as well as Assistant Patrol Leader. (See list below.)


The Scout must demonstrate positive, responsible leadership in one of these positions for a period of 4 months.
(The requirement of 4 months in a leadership position is only a guideline. It may take longer depending upon the den and pack structure. Although every effort is made to have Boy Scouts be as involved as possible, so as to assist them in their progress, the Den Chief assignment may require a commitment longer than 4 months.)

Acceptable Positions of Responsibility or Leadership*
  • Patrol leader

  • Assistant Patrol Leader

  • Troop Guide

  • Order of the Arrow Troop Representative

  • Den Chief

  • Scribe

  • Librarian

  • Historian

  • Quartermaster

  • Bugler

  • Chaplain Aide

  • Instructor

  • Leave No Trace Trainer

*Troop 2 may not take advantage of all the possible positions listed. Check with your advancement leader, Mr. Ishler.


Den Chief

The most common position of leadership in Troop 2 for First Class Scouts is Den Chief. As a Den Chief, a Scout:

  • Knows the purposes of Cub Scouting by reading the Den Chief book and completing the test of understanding of the Den Chief's role and responsibilities

  • Attends Den and Pack Meetings and is the active assistant at these meetings

  • Sets a good example by attitude and uniforming

  • Is a friend to the boys in the den

  • Knows the importance of the monthly theme and pack meeting plans

  • Meets, as needed, with the adult members of the den, pack, and troop

  • Receives training from den leader

  • Encourages Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts when they are eligible

  • Encourages Webelos to become Boy Scouts when they are eligible

  • Has increasing levels of responsibility within the Den or Pack setting, including planning and leading an activity, station, or meeting.

Click here to learn more about the Den Chief leadership position. >
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