The pack meeting brings all of the dens in the pack together for the purposes of recognizing the achievements of the Cub Scouts, communicating information about upcoming events, and providing a program that enriches the Cub Scouting experience. It helps the Cubs realize their den is part of a larger organization. A good pack meeting is well planned and well organized. Packs meet several times during the year – there is no required number. Some packs meet monthly, others less often.
Guide to Safe Scouting
All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting, applicable program literature or manuals, and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America practices, policies, and guidelines. The Guide to Safe Scouting is an overview of Scouting policies and procedures gleaned from a variety of sources. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.
Once you are a registered as a Cubmaster Scoutbook is your online resource to assist you with managing the Pack. Calendars, tracking and reporting awards, and communication with parents.
Scoutbook now features special Den Leader experience that helps den leaders plan and prepare for den meetings. Details on what to do before, during, and after meeting along with the resources needed to deliver the program right at their fingertips.
Scoutbook is free for everyone registered in Scouting. Once you are registered, you or another leader can set up who is in your den and off you go!
The Scouting App provides parents the ability to see how their child is progressing, get notifications about meetings, and inform Den Leaders when a Cub Scout has completed a requirement at home.
Make sure all your parents download the Scouting App for free onto their mobile device.
Scouting Magazine App
The digital magazine Scouting is provided free to all registered adult leaders, parents and any other interested adults. It contains articles not only about Scouting but also about youth development and parenting.
Scouting magazine’s website is chock full of information and resources for leaders and parents.
Cub Chat Live!
Cub Chat Live is a Facebook Live event that happens every Friday at 2 p.m. Central. Hosted by Scouting Magazine this weekly show features the National Director of Cub Scouting and/or the National Chair of Cub Scouting addressing Cub Scout program questions.
All episodes are recorded and can be watched on the Scouting Magazine Facebook page. Cub Chat Live!
Free Online Resources
Family Talent Survey – One of the first things to have parents in your den complete is this survey to help you identify parents who have resources.
Den Records – If not using ScoutBook, because of no access to the internet, use this manual record sheet to track the attendance and accomplishments of the members of your den.
Advancement Reports – If not using ScoutBook because of no access to the internet, use this manual report to submit to your Pack so recognition items can be purchased.
Uniform Inspection Sheets – Use this as the guide for wearing the Cub Scout uniform properly. There is not an inspection sheet for Lions.
Attendance and Dues – This form is available if you are tracking attendance and den dues manually.
Activity Consent Form – The recommended use of this form is for the consent and approval for Cub Scouts to participate in any activity that is not at your regular den meeting location.
Resources Available for Purchase
Den Code of Conduct Poster Set – This set includes a poster to create your Den Code of Conduct, and a posters of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Advancement Charts – Use these poster size charts to track and showcase the accomplishments of your den. Great to display at your meeting place.
Webelos Advancement Chart (Includes Arrow of Light)
Rank Pocket Certificates – Used to recognize Cub Scouts when they complete their badge of rank. Most packs provide this at Pack Meetings.
Adventure Pocket Certificate – Used to recognize Cub Scouts when they complete an adventure, used for all ranks. Most packs provide this at Pack Meetings.
Health and Safety
Incident Reporting – Timely, clear, concise, and complete incident reports allow for an appropriate response and an opportunity for analysis while promoting continuous improvement of our programs. You can report incidents, near misses, and youth protection / membership infraction incidents to your local council.
Meeting Place Inspection Sheet – If not already done for your den meeting location, complete this inspection sheet.
Annual Health and Medical Record – Each Cub Scout and adult leader participating in an activity that is not at your regular den meeting location is to complete this medical record. A copy of the record is to be with the leader of the activity or a designee.
Age Appropriate Guidelines – This chart indicates what activities your Cub Scouts are allowed to participate in.
Cub Scout Awards
Learn about other awards that Cub Scout can earn as they participate in special events or activities. From environmental awareness to STEM based awards. LEARN MORE ABOUT CUB SCOUT AWARDS
Adult Leader Awards
Recognizing adult leaders in your Pack retains leaders. Making adult leaders aware of awards they can earn helps bring the excitement and fun of Cub Scouting to everyone. LEARN MORE ABOUT ADULT LEADER AWARDS