Family Den Pilot Program

Cub Scout logoThe Daniel Webster Council has been approved as a pilot council for the Family Den Pilot Program. This pilot will allow the units designated as “family” Cub Scout packs that currently serve boys and girls in single-gender dens the ability to form “family dens” with boys and girls together in the same den. This allows one more option for family packs to form dens that best meet the needs of the families they are serving.

Only family packs approved by the Daniel Webster Council with approval from their chartered organization may conduct the Family Den Pilot Program. To participate in this pilot, please read through the information on this page and complete the memorandum of understanding (MOU) included below. Upon acceptance of this MOU, your pack will be approved for admittance into the Family Den Pilot. If all conditions of the MOU are met by your pack, it will stay in the pilot as long as the pilot remains active.

FAMILY DEN PILOT PROGRAM – PACK MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING – Completed MOU must be returned to the Daniel Webster Council by August 4, 2022. You may complete the MOU online at the bottom of this page. 

As a pilot pack, the pack agrees to:

1. Get approval from their chartered partner and pack committee to participate.

2. Agrees to use ScoutBook to set up all of their dens.

3. Assign a registered adult leader in the pack as the representative to the council for the pilot. The Representative agrees to participate in the Pack Pilot Kick-off Webinar on August 11th at 7:00 PM and if unable to attend the live webinar, to watch the recorded session by August 25th.


4. Beginning with the 2022-23 program year pilot packs may form Lion (Kindergarten), Tiger (1st Grade), Wolf (2nd Grade), Bear (3rd Grade), and Webelos (4th Grade Only) dens with boys and girls in them. Arrow of Light (5th Grade) to prepare them for Scouts BSA are to remain in single-gender dens (this is a requirement and not optional). Multi-rank dens such as a den of Wolves (2nd graders) and Bears (3rd graders) working on their respective badges of rank may also be formed with girls and boys.

5. Agree to have a registered adult leader as the den leader for each den.

6. Contact Daniel Webster Council at regarding any questions about the Pilot Program.

7. If the pilot is terminated for any reason, the pack agrees to discontinue the program and will no longer provide an option to form family dens