With all of the activities that boys are involved in, it is often difficult for Cub Scouts to complete all of the requirements for the badge award of their level of Cub Scouting. Research has shown that boys who progress through the Cub Scout program stay involved longer and progress to Boy Scouts with greater success. The Cub Scouts Den Meeting Resource Guide meeting plans were designed with this in mind.
The current Cub Scouts delivery method shifts the focus of the program from monthly themes to a focus on the Core Values of Cub Scouting. It also shifts the focus of advancement from home to the Den Meeting. The goal of the program is to facilitate the completion of the requirements for the badge of each level by the time most packs hold their Blue & Gold Banquet.
The Den Meetings portion of the program is organized as a series of meetings that are designed to be conducted in sequence and meet the advancement requirements of each level. It lists activities, games, songs and cheers for the Den, and includes all of the necessary coordinating plans for a complete Den meeting.
Making use of the Cub Scouts Den Meeting Resource Guide supports the "Best Practices" model and ensures consistency in delivery of the Cub Scout program. It is also an easy method for a Den level Leader to always have a meeting plan ready to go.
The first Den Meeting in the sequence is designed to have each Cub Scout complete the requirements for the Bobcat Badge required for all Cub Scouts, as well as reinforcing the Bobcat ideals to all Cub Scouts returning to the first Den Meeting of the school year.
By selecting the appropriate Cub Scout badge, you can download a "zip" file of the complete Cub Scouts Den Meeting Resource Guide meeting plan set for that level. Supplemental meeting plans which include meeting plans beyond the initial meeting plan series, are also included in the Cub Scouts Den Meeting Resource Guide, and are available for download.
The traditional Den Meeting planner and the National Den Award application are also included here for download.