BSA provides Bear den meeting ideas for den leaders on the Scouting.org website. These Cub Scout Bear den meeting plans are step by step guides to carrying out a den meeting. In addition to the basic den meeting plans, there are supplemental plans which can be used if you have additional meetings left. Today’s plan covers part of Bear Elective 12 – Nature Crafts .
If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Bear Den Meeting Supplemental Plan G to follow along with this article.
Bear Den Meeting Plans: Nature Crafts
Preparation and Before the Meeting
You will need to gather the materials beforehand. Try to obtain some light-sensitive paper if you can. It will produce much better results than the dark construction paper. Don’t forget to bring a shallow pan and some water to fix the prints.
You will be gathering leaves on a hike, so this meeting is well suited to a park with a short trail suitable for Bears.
Check out my gathering activities page for ideas.
Keep business short and sweet.
The den will be working on Bear Achievement 12a :
Make solar prints of three kinds of leaves
Before the hike would be a good time to review hiking safety rules with your Cub Scouts. Remind them that they will be looking for leaves along the trail.
At the end of the hike, make your solar prints as directed in the downloadable meeting plan.
After the meeting
The Bears should help clean up the area and put away the supplies you brought.