These Cub Scout Adventures video resources can help your next den meeting

Figuring out how to create a fun den meeting in a virtual setting can feel overwhelming.

That’s why the National Council and 50 councils across the country worked together to produce these Cub Scout Adventures video resources to help den leaders.

They are a series of short videos, prepared by councils, to align with Adventures for each Cub Scout rank. Scouting volunteers and council professionals recruited local subject matter experts, like museums, theaters, businesses and law enforcement agencies as well as the BSA’s national high-adventure bases, to create these videos that cover 96 Cub Scout Adventures. Many of these videos were filmed by den leaders and Scouts, too.

You can use these videos to enhance your virtual den meetings; they don’t take the place of the program designed and presented in the Den Leader Experience or Cub Scout handbooks. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, these virtual resources may be used to complete requirements, such as virtual tours instead of den outings.

During this time, as in any time, follow the Cub Scout motto: Do Your Best.

Webinars via Zoom are planned for August 31 and September 14 to help you Do Your Best by demonstrating how best to use these video resources. Also on the video resource page are tips for using BSA’s advancement tracking tool Scoutbook and more helpful videos for running a den meeting. Links to these videos are also within Scoutbook via the Den Leader Experience under the Scouting Resources tab.

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Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is associate editor of Boys’ Life, Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines.