Tiger Cub Scouts

Pack Meeting Ideas

I just received this from Doug:

Great web site. This will be very useful to me as a new Cubmaster. Do you have information on what activities can be done for pack meetings? Thanks.

Yes, there are lots of ideas for pack meetings available. It’s important not to keep repeating the same meetings with Cub Scouts over and over again. By the time they reach the end of their Cub Scouting career they will have been in your pack for over four years. Young kids need variety to keep their interest level.

First of all, BSA provides a full set of pack meeting plans. These are a great resource for busy Cub Scouters. You can print one out and your whole pack meeting is planned.  They tie into the monthly Cub Scout core value.

I have lots of Cub Scout pack themes on my site as well. These include some of the BSA themes which I am promoting and adding links to resources to. The list also includes a number of other “themes” we have done with our pack in the past. Some of the most popular ones for this time of year are the aquatics theme, the classic outdoor games theme, the hiking theme, and the cycling theme.  Be sure to look at the full list.

Also, consider including events and resources from your community into your pack program. A few years ago the suggested theme for the month was a Knights in Shining Armor theme. Our committee chair contacted the fencing club at a local university to see if they would come out and do a demonstration. As it turned out, the instructor for the club was involved in a medieval reenactment group and actually had armor, real swords, and foam padded practice weapons which he brought to our meeting. He was happy to share his craft with us and talk about battle tactics and the science behind making the items. It was a tremendous hit with the Cub Scouts.

Ask your parents if they have an idea for a meeting. Our current Cubmaster is a veterinarian with a farm and has brought some of his animals to a meeting. Find out what businesses and hobbies your parents are involved in and then go from there.

I hope that is helpful. Reader, please share some of your best pack meeting ideas in the comments below.

4 Responses to Pack Meeting Ideas

  1. Saundra F June 25, 2013 at 12:54 PM #

    This year, our pack has decided to replace half our traditional pack meetings with activities all the dens can do together – focus on active. Then we’ll emphasize the family nature of the other events, recognizing achievement, including ceremony and inviting the whole family.

    • Debbie October 10, 2014 at 1:39 AM #

      This is a wonderful idea. If I may ask, what are some of the activities you all did/plan to do? Thank you very much.

  2. brittany October 27, 2015 at 11:18 AM #

    It is very helpful to get the other parents involved. Last year, when we were making the cars for the Pinewood Derby, one of the other parents mentioned he owned a body shop and restored cars for a living. So we ended up having the boys go to his shop to build the cars. They got to use the actual car paint. They had a blast.

  3. Steve L February 23, 2016 at 4:32 AM #

    Last year, our Cubmaster invited a BSA Angler in our region to come give a fishing lesson. He had enough poles with small fish-shaped weights instead of hooks that our boys used to catch bigger plastic fish which were laid out on the floor at increasing distances. They were casting underhanded, so lines were not flying dangerously all over the place, and it was really fun for the kids. We followed that meeting up with a real fishing event the next weekend at a local wildlife refuge lake stocked for kids to catch and release.

    It sounds like BSA trained anglers cover the country, we are in the St. Louis area. Contact your local council to find a local scouter who is trained for this in your area.


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