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 14 – Landscaping. Cub Scouts learn about using the beauty of plants.
If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Bear Den Meeting Supplemental Plan J to follow along with this article.
Cub Scout Bear Den Meeting Plans: Landscaping
Preparation and Before the Meeting
Ideally your Bears can take part in an actual landscaping project for this meeting. Check with your parents and chartered organization if they have a landscaping project you can do for them. It doesn’t have to be a big project. In fact, a smaller project will be easier for your Cub Scouts to complete and feel like they have accomplished something.
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Keep business short and sweet.
You can work on Elective 14b
Make a sketch of a landscape plan for the area right around your home. Talk it over with a parent or den leader. Show which trees, shrubs and flowers you could plant to make the area look better.
and Elective 14c
Take part in a project with your family, den, or pack to make your neighborhood or community more beautiful.
If you don’t have a landscaping project you can work on for 14c, then Elective 14d is a good alternative
Build a greenhouse and grow 20 plants from seed. You can use a package of garden seeds, or use beans, pumpkin seeds, or watermelon seeds.
After the meeting
The Bears should help clean up the area and put away any tools or supplies you brought. If they visited a garden or somebody’s house, they should thank their hosts.