Bear Den Meeting Plan – The Past Is Exciting and Important

In Bear Achievement 8 – The Past Is Exciting and Important – Cub Scouts learn about history. When I did this achievement with my dens, I selected requirement 8c (den scrapbook) and requirement 8d (family tree) as the two requirements to do along with requirement 8g (Character Connection for Respect).

If you don’t already have a den scrapbook,  just make one in a binder. Let your Scouts glue a few pictures on some construction paper or write a story about something they did. Slip their work into clear plastic sheet protectors and put them in the binder.

When ZM’s den did this requirement, they spent more time than I anticipated showing off their family trees. They all had stories to tell about people in their families.

Printable copy of  Den Meeting Plan for Bear Achievement 8 – The Past Is Exciting and Important (includes timeline)

Den Meeting Plan

Preparation: Give the Family Tree Template to the Scouts a week beforehand. Tell them to fill it out with their parents’ help and bring it to the meeting. Your will need to gather these materials beforehand:

  • A US flag. If you have a Den or Pack flag, bring that also.
  • Printouts for the meeting

Gathering Activity

Work  on the den scrapbook


Do a simple flag ceremony


Character Connection for Respect (Requirement 8g)

Let them each show their family tree. Give them time to tell a story or two about people in the family tree. (Requirement 8d)

Spend some more time adding to the den scrapbook (Requirement 8c)

Play the   My Story Mystery Game

Announcements and Closing

Hand out recognitions

Announcements for upcoming pack and den events

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