BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders on the Scouting.org website. Today, I am going to go through the tenth Wolf Cub Scout den meeting plan. This plan covers Wolf Elective 13 – Birds and Wolf Achievement 10 – Family Fun.
If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 10 to follow along with this article.
This plan has a lot going on in it. I think you are probably just supposed to review most of the requirements for Achievement 10 rather than do them in the meeting . These requirements are meant to be done at home with the family. You can do the Character Connection for Cooperation together though.
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 10: Birds and Family Fun
Preparation and Before the Meeting
Most of the preparation involves gathering your materials. Making the bird feeders and birdhouses will be fun for the Wolves, but you might want to try to get a few extra parents to come to help with this. Or if you have a Boy Scout troop you work with, see if a couple of the older Boy Scouts would want to help you as a service project.
Look at my gathering activities page for some ideas for a gathering activity for the Wolves.
Don’t spend too much time on this.
I would probably change the order on these activities and do the Character Connection for Cooperation first. Then review what else they need to do for Achievement 10 still.
Next I would move on to the more active things. Go for the walk and look for birds. I like the idea of giving it a fun name like “Bird Safari”. Make it into a challenge. How many birds can they find?
Go back inside and make the bird feeders and birdhouses. If you need some ideas for kits, see the links on the upper right side of this page under “Building for the Birds”. You can probably find something similar to these at a local hobby store. Using a kit will make this part go more smoothly with kids this age.
Do your closing ceremony. I like to do the Cub Scout Promise or the Law of the Pack.
After the Meeting
There might be some mess left from the activity, so ask everyone to stay until it is cleaned up. And enlist some adult help for your next meeting.