BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. There are 16 basic meeting plan ideas and then some additional supplemental Tiger den meeting ideas. This is the first of the supplemental tiger den meeting plans. It covers Tiger Elective 16 – Collecting and Other Hobbies.
There is not a lot to this meeting plan. You could also try to complete the requirements for the Collecting Belt Loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. By bringing a collection of 10 or more items to the den meeting they have already fulfilled requirements 1 and 2. If any of them have visited a museum or other collection, they can tell about it for requirement 3. Or you can really jazz up this meeting and take a field trip to a local museum.
You can download the complete meeting plan from the BSA website: Printable copy of BSA Tiger Den Meeting Supplemental Plan A – Collecting and Other Hobbies
BSA Tiger Den Meeting Plans: Supplemental Plan A – Collecting and Other Hobbies
Preparation and Before the Meeting
Communicate with the adult partners beforehand that each Tiger Cub should bring a collection or something related to a hobby to the meeting. It doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate. Even “Things I found in my backyard” can be a collection.
Start with a simple flag ceremony and Cub Scout Promise.
Hand out any recognitions. Keep the rest of the business to a minimum.
Let each Tiger Cub Scout show off what he brought to fulfill elective 16:
With your den, show or tell about something you like to collect, OR tell your den about a favorite hobby or activity.
Keep it simple. Say the Law of the Pack.
After the Meeting
Everyone should help clean up. This is a good time to line up some help for the next meeting.