BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders on the Scouting.org website. Today, I am going to go through the eleventh Wolf Cub Scout den meeting plan. This plan covers Wolf Achievement 12 – Making Choices.
If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 11 to follow along with this article.
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 11: Making Choices
Preparation and Before the Meeting
You don’t need to prepare much for this meeting. If you are adding in a craft or a game, you will need the supplies for that.
Look at my gathering activities page for some ideas for a gathering activity for the Wolves.
Keep this to a minimum, especially since this meeting already involves a lot of talking.
Do the Courage Character Connection first. This fulfills Achievement 12a:
Complete the Character Connection for Courage.
- Know: Discuss with your family what courage is. Review the requirements and discuss how you might need courage in each one to do what is right.
- Commit: Give some examples of when it is hard to do the right thing. Discuss with your family times that it might take courage to be honest and kind. Tell about a time in your life when you needed to be brave and courageous to do the right thing.
- Practice: Practice learning about courage while doing the requirements for Making Choices. With family members, act out the choices you would make for some of the requirements.
Then pick four of the scenarios from requirements 12b to 12k to discuss. We did them as a role play activity, with the Wolves acting out the different parts. Then they discussed how they handled the situation and what they might have done differently. I let my Den Chiefs do a lot of the advising for the discussion part. The Wolves seemed to like hearing the advice from the point of view of the teenagers rather than from me as an adult.
Leave time for an active game. After all of the talking, the Cub Scouts will probably want to get up and move around. See my games page for ideas.
Do your closing ceremony. The Cub Scout Promise is a nice way to close out this meeting.
After the Meeting
Don’t forget to find some parents to help at your next meeting.