BSA provides Wolf den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leader. Today, I’ll go through the sixteenth Wolf Cub Scout den meeting plan. This plan covers Wolf Elective 18 – Outdoor Adventure and Wolf Elective 19 – Fishing
If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 16 to follow along with this article.
Your Wolf Cub Scouts will probably be able to earn the Fishing Belt Loop during this meeting also.
Wolf Den Meeting Ideas: BSA Den Meeting Plan 16 – Outdoor Adventure and Fishing
Preparation and Before the Meeting
Most of the preparation for this meeting will involve finding an appropriate location. Look for a local park or conservation area which also has picnic shelters and tables. Ask around to find out which local lakes and ponds are well stocked. Cub Scouts can lack patience, so you want to take them to a location where the fish will be biting.
Check your local regulations to find out what the licensing requirements are. Many locales let youth fish without a license, but adults will almost certainly need one. Your best bet might be to call the location you will be visiting. They should have this information.
You will also need a few supplies. These are listed in the den meeting plan.
Ask each family to bring something for the den family picnic. Remind them to let their Wolf provide some input about what to bring.
See my gathering activities page for some ideas.
Keep business to a short and sweet.
Have a family picnic to complete parts a and b of Wolf Elective 18 – Outdoor Adventure
18a Help plan and hold a picnic with your family or den.
18b With an adult, help plan and run a family or den outing.
You will also do several parts of Wolf Elective 19 – Fishing. If you have some parents who are fishermen (or fisherwomen), let them lead the discussion for this part of the meeting. They will be happy to talk about fishing techniques and equipment.
19a Identify five different kinds of fish.
19b Rig a pole with the right kind of line and hook. Attach a bobber and sinker, if you need them. The go fishing.
19c Fish with members of your family or an adult. Bait your hook and do your best to catch a fish.
19d Know the rules of safe fishing.
19e Tell about some of the fishing laws where you live.
19f Show how to use a rod and reel.Then go fishing with an adult, following the rules for safe fishing and obeying local and state fishing regulations.
Do a simple closing like the Law of the Pack or the Cub Scout Promise. Or if you did a flag raising at the beginning of the meeting, lower it.
After the Meeting
Have them all help clean up the picnic area. Remind the Scouts that they should leave the area looking nicer than they found it.