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Wolf Den Meeting Ideas: BSA Meeting Plan 13 – Pets

BSA provides Wolf den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leader. Today, I’ll go through  the thirteenth Wolf Cub Scout den meeting plan. This plan covers Wolf Elective 14 – Pets.

If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 13 to follow along with this article.

Wolf Den Meeting Ideas: BSA Meeting Plan 13 – Pets

Preparation and Before the Meeting

If you can arrange for a veterinarian or dog trainer to help out at this meeting, it would make it more interesting for your Wolves, especially if they can bring a dog with them.

Instruct your Wolf Cub Scouts to read a book about pets beforehand. You can find some suggestions on my page about Animals and Nature Books.

Gathering

See my gathering activities page for some ideas.

Opening

Do a simple opening flag ceremony. If any of your Wolf Cub Scouts have not completed Wolf Achievement 2 – Your Flag  yet, this will help them with their requirements.

Business

Keep announcements short and sweet.

Activities

Start with Elective 14b and Elective 14d. If you have a dog trainer or veterinarian visiting, they can lead this part of the meeting.

14b: Know what to do when you meet a strange dog

14d: Tell what is meant by rabid. Name some animals that can have rabies. Tell what you should do if you see a dog or wild animal that is behaving strangely. Tell what you should do if you find a dead animal.

Next, do Elective 14c. Hopefully all of your Cub Scouts read the book ahead of time. If not, follow the suggestions in the meeting plan.

14c: Read a book about a pet and tell about it at a den meeting.

The meeting plan suggests singing the song Rags, which is a well known Scouting song about a dog which goes to the tune of 6 Little Ducks.  You can see the lyrics here. It can also be found in the Cub Scout Songbook which you can get from your local council shop.

Closing

Do a simple closing like the Law of the Pack or the Cub Scout Promise.

After the Meeting

Have them all clean up the meeting area. Talk to the other parents to line up some help for the next meeting.

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