My space themed Bear den meeting yesterday went well. All of the material I used was related to Bear Elective 1: Space.
This will be my last Bear den meeting with them, since they are moving on to Webelos in a little over a week. We did 10 Bear Achievements in meetings and I suggested a couple of the ones from the “Family” group for them to finish on their own. I know there are a few in the den who are scrambling to finish up, mostly because they missed several den meetings. Hopefully they will all get there in time for our big Pack Pow Wow and bonfire next week.
It’s fun to get to focus on just a couple electives at the end of the year. It seemed like Bear was a lot of work for these guys. And I’m ready to move on to Webelos with them. Of all of the Cub Scout levels, I think Webelos offers the best activities. Maybe it is because we seem to have more options to choose from in working on activity badges.
Anyway, here is the den meeting plan I used:
Bear Den Meeting Plan: Elective 1 – Space
Gathering Activity: Astronomy Terms Crossword
Opening: Pledge of Allegiance and Cub Scout Promise
Make Pinhole Planetarium
Snack: Astronaut Pudding
Make a Space Satellite Model
Discuss Man Made and Natural Satellites (never got to this – emailing it to parents)
Discuss How Mars Is Different from Earth (never got to this either – emailing)
Announcements: Hand out recognitions. Hand out Finding the North Star so they can do this activity at home.
Closing: Reach for the Stars Prayer