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 1 – Space. Cub Scouts learn about constellations and satellites.
If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Bear Den Meeting Supplemental Plan I to follow along with this article.
Cub Scout Bear Den Meeting Plans: More Space
Preparation and Before the Meeting
For this meeting, you will be visiting a planetarium, so you will need to make arrangements beforehand. If this is not possible, then consider making pinhole planetariums instead.
Check out my gathering activities page for ideas.
Keep business short and sweet.
The den will be working on Bear Elective 1b:
Make a pinhole planetarium and show three constellations.
See my article on Pinhole Planetariums for help with this requirement.
You will also be doing Elective 1e:
Read and talk about at least one man-made satellite and one natural one.
See my Man Made and Natural Satellites handout for some help with this one.
Finally, do Elective 1f:
Find a picture of another planet in our solar system. Explain how it is different from Earth.
Here is another handout to help you: How Mars Is Different from Earth
After the meeting
The Bears should help clean up the area and put away the supplies you brought.