BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan E – Magic

BSA provides Bear den meeting ideas for den leaders on the website. These Cub Scout Bear den meeting plans are step by step guides to carrying out a den meeting. In addition to the basic den meeting plans, there are supplemental plans which can be used if you have additional meetings left. Today’s plan covers Bear Elective 13 – Magic.

If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Bear Den Meeting Supplemental Plan E to follow along with this article.

Bear Den Meeting Plans: Magic

Preparation and Before the Meeting

You will need to gather the supplies for the magic tricks. I recommend you try the tricks out several times beforehand so you are completely familiar with how they work before you get to the meeting.


Check out my gathering activities page for ideas.


Have a flag ceremony. Say the Scout Law.


Keep business to a minimum. Your Cub Scouts will be eager to get to the magic.


The den will be working on Bear Elective 13 – Magic, parts a, b, and d

Learn and show three magic tricks.
With your den, put on a magic show for someone else.
Learn and show three rope tricks.

For the magic tricks, use the ones from the book or try these:

For the rope tricks, the one mentioned is very easy. Also see

They can use the tricks they learned to do a show for parents or siblings or even some other dens from the Pack.


Close with the Scout Oath.

After the meeting

The Bears should help clean up all of the equipment and supplies they used for the magic tricks. This is a good time to enlist some parents to help out at the next den meeting.

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