Pilot Program - Cub Scout Family Dens

Cub Scout Packs around the nation have been requesting the option to have a family den structure to support the addition of girls into their Packs and better utilizing the existing den structures. The BSA has responded by offering councils the opportunity to opt into a pilot program for Family Dens. Dan Beard Council was selected as a Family Den Pilot Council. Any Pack that would like to participate will be able to structure dens with both boys and girls in the same dens assuming they meet the following criteria:

  1. The Pack will use Scoutbook to assign dens
  2. Assign a registered leader to represent the Pack to the council for the purpose of this pilot.
  3. Understand that Arrow of Light dens WILL remain single gender in preparation for Scouts BSA
  4. The chartering organization agrees.


Units approved will be provided a Memorandum of Understanding that must be signed by the Chartering Organization Representative and Pack Committee Chair.