BSA provides den meeting plans for den leader on the Scouting.org website. Today, I am going to go through the second Wolf plan. If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 6 to follow along with this article.
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 6: Know Your Home and Community, Make a Gift, and Sing-Along
Preparation and Before the Meeting
This meeting requires some materials, so have them ready in advance. The plan mentions permission slips, but I think this might be a typo.
I always recommend you keep this short and to the point.
They will be making an emergency phone number list (follow the link for a template) for Achievement 4a:
Make a list of phone numbers you need in case of an emergency. Put a copy of this list by each phone or in a central place in your home. Update it often
If they don’t have all of the numbers they want to put on it, they can add more when they get home.
Role playing works great for Achievement 4b:
Tell what to do if someone comes to the door and wants to come in
They might want to ham it up. Tell them if they will do it seriously the first time, then they can do an over the top version.
For Achievement 4c, you can also include some phone etiquette:
Tell what to do if someone calls on the phone
For Achievement 4d, you can also ask them to see how many things they will come up with:
When you and your family leave home, remember to . . . (Turn off lights, close/lock windows, turn off water, take care of pets, have the key, lock all doors).
Remember those pictures you took at the first Wolf meeting? You are finally going to get to use them for Wolf elective 9b:
Make a gift or toy like one of these and give it to someone.
The painting might be a little messy, but that’s what makes it fun. So cover your work surface. Sometimes I would do stuff like this outside on a drop-cloth if the weather permitted.
Finally, you will sing a song for Wolf Elective 11a
Learn and sing the first and last verses of ‘America.’
Actually, I would do this as the closing ceremony for this meeting. It would be a nice way to wrap it all up.
See my comment above about singing the song here.
After the Meeting
There might be some mess from the craft. Make sure they help you clean it up. They need to learn to be responsible early on in their Scouting career.