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BSA Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plan 12 – Sportsman

BSA provides Webelos den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leaders on the Scouting.org website.  The eleventh in the Arrow of Light series of Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Sportsman Activity Badge. Webelos earn their Soccer Belt Loop during this meeting.

If you don’t already have the BSA Webelos den meeting plans, download BSA Arrow of Light Meeting Plan 12 to follow along with this article.

Webelos Den Meeting Plans: Sportsman

Preparation and Before the Meeting

Arrange to meet where you can play a game of soccer. If you have any soccer coaches in your pack or den, ask them to assist you. High school aged siblings who are familiar with the game  of soccer could also be an asset.

Gathering

See my gathering activities page for some ideas. This Soccer Word Search Puzzle would make a good activity.

Opening

Say the Scout Law and the Scout Oath . This fits in with Arrow of Light requirement 2.

Business

Hand out recognition items.

Activities

This whole meeting focuses on earning the soccer belt loop. The requirements are:

  1. Explain the rules of soccer.
  2. Practice soccer for 30 minutes.
  3. Play a game of soccer.

For help in explaining the rules of soccer, check out this post on Soccer Terminology. If you are looking for some fun ways to practice the soccer skills, try Soccer Croquet , Soccer Marbles, or Soccer Tennis.

Closing

Close with the Scout Law and  Scout Oath again. Repetition will help them memorize these.

After the Meeting

Have the Webelos help clean up area. This is also a good time to arrange for some parents to help you with the next meeting.

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