MOOSIC — A Boy Scout is supposed to always ready to be an example for any Cub Scout, and Cubs look up to Boy Scouts, wanting to learn from them. The role of Den Chief in the Boy Scouts of America fulfills that desire. A Den Chief is a Boy Scout who mentors Cub Scouts, teaching them Scout essentials. They are a friend to the younger boys and helper to the den leader. They set a good example through dress and behavior.
Tim Walsh, a Life Scout from North Scranton Troop 57, does just that. Walsh has been a den chief to the boys from Cub Pack 21 in Dickson City for over a year now, and the boys in Cub Pack 57 since September. He has camped with the boys, encouraged them to be fair and kind during games and helped them with crafts and outdoor activities.
Walsh was awarded the Den Chief Award for one year of service to the Cub Scouts of Pack 21. He can now wear two sets of Den Chief cords on his left shoulder, the first indicating he is a den chief and the second showing he has served his Pack for at least one year. He also received a certificate.
Walsh will continue with his Webelos I den and bring them through Webelos II right into Boy Scouts. He intends to be at their graduation from Cub Scout to Boy Scout, greeting them as they cross the bridge and receive their neckerchief from whatever Boy Scout Troop they join.
Cub Pack 21 presented Walsh with his award just days before he sits for his Board of Review for his rank of Eagle Scout.