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 16 – Farm Animals. Cub Scouts learn about how people raise and use farm animals.
If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Bear Den Meeting Supplemental Plan K to follow along with this article.
Cub Scout Bear Den Meeting Plans: Farm Animals
Preparation and Before the Meeting
This meeting is a field trip to a a livestock exhibit at a county or state fair, a farm, or nature center with farm animals. So most of the work for this meeting will involve finding a suitable location to visit and making arrangements.
Check out my gathering activities page for ideas. You could use your gathering time to make thank you cards or a small thank you poster for the location you are visiting.
Keep business short and sweet.
Just by going on this field trip you are fulfilling Elective 16d
With your family or den, visit a livestock exhibit at a county or state fair.
If any of your Bears read a book for Elective 16c they can tell about what they read.
Read a book about farm animals and tell your den about it.
The host at the location you are visiting can probably help you with Elective 16b
Name and describe six kinds of farm animals and tell their common uses.
After the meeting
The Bears should thank their hosts and clean up anything they brought.