In just one hour every month, you can change a young man’s life for the better.
That’s the power of the pack meeting.
And now, thanks to the BSA’s new and improved Cub Scout program, planning these life-changing pack meetings is about to get a whole lot easier.
Just download monthly pack meeting plans for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Cub Scouting years. They make planning incredible monthly pack meetings easier, more rewarding and more fun. And though they’re tied to specific months, you may use them in any order that makes sense for your pack.
Download them all — for free — at this link. You’ll find the plans have the high-energy, fun-filled activities your youth crave.
What’s in the pack meeting plans?
- A list of materials you’ll need before the meeting
- Opening ceremony script
- Audience participation activities and songs
- Script for presenting recognition items and rank advancement
- Cubmaster’s minute idea
- Closing ceremony
Find more, including tips for using these pack meeting plans, after the jump.
Six tips for using these pack meeting plans the right way
- Pack meeting plans do not have to be done in any special order, but it is recommended that you include all of the points of the Scout Law each year. The pack planning meeting would be a good time to determine the order.
- There are pack meeting plans for multiple years posted on the website. It is your pack’s choice of which one to select from each point of the Scout Law for each year.
- Pack meetings should not last longer than an hour. Adjust the plan to make it fit within the time. Research and experience tells us that Cub Scouts have a hard time sitting still for that long. Keep the meetings fun, active, and engaging.
- The following required adventures have a requirement that suggests or requires completion at a pack meeting. Please plan accordingly as part of your annual program planning process. Work with your den leaders to plan when these activities will take place.
Tigers in the Wild, requirement 5. Participate in an outdoor pack meeting or pack campout campfire. Sing a song and act out a skit with your Tiger den as part of the program.
Games Tigers Play, requirement 3. Make up a new game, and play it with your family or members of your den or pack.
Council Fire, requirement 6c. Create a den project from recyclables for a pack meeting.
Grin and Bear It, requirement 2. Working with the members of your den, organize a Cub Scout carnival and lead it at a special event.
Grin and Bear It, requirement 3. Help younger Cub Scouts take part in one of the events at the Cub Scout carnival.
Stronger, Faster, Higher, requirement 5. With adult guidance, lead younger Scouts in a fitness game or games as a gathering activity for a pack or den meeting.
Arrow of Light
- Building a Better World (if chosen), requirement 10b. Set up an exhibit at a pack meeting to share information about the World Friendship Fund.
- If you are comfortable with a costume to fit the theme of the meeting, go for it!
- Most importantly, keep it simple and make it fun.
A different theme each month
These are the plans available. There’s a plan for each month, but they don’t have to be used in a specific order.
2015–2016 Pack Meeting Plans
- September: Clean – “Cubservation”
- October: Brave – “Super Cub!”
- November: Helpful – “Cubs In Action”
- December: Reverent – “Winter Wonderland”
- January: Trustworthy – “The Great Race”
- February: Friendly – “Friends Near And Far”
- March: Thrifty – “Cubstruction”
- April: Cheerful – “Strike Up The Band”
- May: Kind – “My Animal Friends”
- June: Obedient – “It’s A Hit”
- July: Loyal – “Scout Salute”
- August: Courteous – “S’More Cub Scout Fun”
2016–2017 Pack Meeting Plans
- September: Helpful – “To The Rescue”
- October: Kind – “Creepy Crawlers”
- November: Courteous – “Cubs In Shining Armor”
- December: Cheerful – “Celebrate”
- January: Obedient – “Cub Scout City Council”
- February: Reverent – “Passport To Other Lands”
- March: Loyal – “Our National Treasures”
- April: Thrifty – “Power Up!”
- May: Clean – “A Picnic With Pizzazz”
- June: Brave – “Roaming Reptile Alert”
- July: Trustworthy – “Let The Games Begin”
- August: Friendly – “#CUBSCOUTS”
Where are the den meeting plans?
Den meeting plans are tied to the required and elective adventures your den will complete. They’re contained in the Den Leader Guides, which will be available for purchase in May.
See a sampler of these guides here.