My favorite job in Scouting (I have three) is being a Cub Scout den leader. The group of nine Wolf Cubs that I co-lead with fellow parent, Lisa, is even more fun than a bunch of Labrador retriever puppies, though only slightly less messy.
The updated Cub Scout requirements released back in 2015 have been great for us, as I have blogged before, because they allow greater shared leadership with parents. They are designed for a den to complete one “adventure” every month, with each adventure exploring a subject like physical fitness, environmental responsibility, or good citizenship. As they should, the requirements gradually become more challenging as the boy grows through the ranks.