Bear Cub Scout Den Meeting Plans

Den meeting plans are developed around a Scouting program year that is presumed to begin in early September and continue through May, at which time Cub Scouts would become involved in summertime Scouting activities.

Two types of den meeting plans are offered for the den leader’s use:

  • Numbered plans: Programming for the program/school year (September through May), including rank advancement requirements for dens meeting twice a month
  • Lettered or supplemental plans: Additional programming for dens meeting year-round or more than twice per month

The den meeting plans for each rank are designed to be conducted in sequential order. Certain activities are partially completed in one meeting and finished in another. Other activities or skills are natural prerequisites for things that come later in the den’s year.

Local conditions (weather, events, etc.) or your den’s schedule may make altering the order of the den meetings attractive. As a den leader, you may change the order solong as you make sure the change does not jeopardize the boys’ opportunity to earn their rank in the allotted time or disrupt the logical order of the activities and achievements.When there is any doubt, the planned order should be used. Discuss with your Cubmaster any changes, as they may also affect pack activities.

Download Bear Cub Scout Den Meeting Planning Worksheet

Download the Bear Letter Template

Den Meeting No. Bear Den Meeting PlansRequirements/Electives Covered
*HA = Home/family assignment
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1 Bobcat, The Past Is Exciting and Important, and Building Muscles Do: Bobcat 1–7. Achievements 8c, 8d, 8g, and 16a
HA*: Bobcat 8. Achievements 3b, 8d and 16a
PDF
2 What Makes America Special? and The Past Is Exciting and Important Verify: Bobcat 8. Achievement 8d
Do: Achievements 3a, 3b, 3d, 3j, 8b, and 8e.
HA: Achievement 3b
PDF
3 Ride Right Verify: Achievement 3b, 16a
Do: Achievement 14a, 14b, 14c, and 14e (14f)
PDF
4 Law Enforcement Is a Big Job (police station visit) Do: Achievement 7a–f
HA: Achievements 7c–e, 1a, and 1b
PDF
5 Ways We Worship, Law Enforcement Is a Big Job, and Sawdust and Nails Verify: Achievement 7c–e
Do: Achievements 1a, 1b, 7c–e,b20a, and 20b (20c)
HA: Achievement 20c if not done
in the den
PDF
6 Sawdust and Nails and Games, Games, Games! Verify: Achievement 20c if not done in the den
Do: Achievements 15a and 20b
PDF
7 What’s Cooking? Do: Achievement 9a, 9b, 9d, and 9e
HA: Achievement 9c
PDF
8 Be Ready! Verify: Achievement 9c
Do: Achievement 11a–e and 11g
HA: Achievement 11e
PDF
9 Building Muscles and Games, Games, Games! Verify: 11e
Do: Achievements 15b and 16a–c
HA: Achievement 13a–g (any four)
PDF
10 Saving Well, Spending Well and Games, Games, Games! Verify: Achievement 13a–g (any four)
Do: Achievement 15a–c
HA: Achievement 6a
PDF
11 The Past Is Exciting and Important and Information, Please Verify: Achievement 6a
Do: Achievements 8a, 17b, and 17c
HA: Achievement 17a and 17d if not already done
PDF
12 & 13 Sharing Your World With Wildlife Verify: Achievement 17a and 17d if not already done
Do: Achievement 5a–c and 5e.
Wildlife Conservation belt loop optional
HA: Achievements 5d and 6d–f
PDF
14 Take Care of Your Planet Verify: Achievements 5d and 6d–f
Do: Achievement 6a–g (four of seven)
PDF
15 Build a Model (pinewood derby car construction, part 1) Do: Assignment 21a PDF
16 Build a Model (pinewood derby car construction, part 2) Do: Assignment 21a PDF


Den Meeting Letter Bear Den Meeting PlansRequirements/Electives Covered
*HA = Home/family assignment
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A Maps Do: Elective 23a–e PDF
B Shavings and Chips Do: Achievement 19a–d PDF
C Tying It All Up Do: Achievement 22a–e PDF
D Build a Model (rockets) Do: Achievement 21f and 21g PDF
E Magic! Do: Elective 13 PDF
F Jot It Down Do: Elective 18a, 18d, 18e,18g, and 18h PDF
G Nature Crafts Do: Elective 12a PDF
H Space Do: Elective 1c. Astronomy belt loop PDF
I Space Do: Elective 1b, 1e, and 1f PDF
J Landscaping Do: Elective 14 PDF
K Farm Animals (field trip) Do: Elective 16 PDF
L Swimming** Do: Elective 19. Swimming belt loop PDF
M Boats *** Do: Elective 5 PDF
N American Indian Life Do: Elective 24 PDF
O Build a Model Do: Achievement 21e PDF
P Family Fun Do: Achievement 10a PDF
Q Family Outdoor Adventure (den hike) Do: Achievement 12b. Hiking belt loop PDF
R Let’s Go Camping Do: Elective 25a PDF
S Tall Tales Do: Achievement 4 PDF
** Note: Using this plan requires completion by the leader(s) of Safe Swim Defense training.
*** Using this plan requires completion by the leader(s) of Safety Afloat training.