BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan G – Nature Crafts

BSA provides Bear den meeting ideas for den leaders on the Scouting.org 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 part of Bear Elective 12 – Nature Crafts .

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

Bear Den Meeting Plans: Nature Crafts

Preparation and Before the Meeting

You will need to gather the materials beforehand.  Try to obtain some light-sensitive paper if you can. It will produce much better results than the dark construction paper. Don’t forget to bring a shallow pan and some water to fix the prints.

You will be gathering leaves on a hike, so this meeting is well suited to a park with a short trail suitable for Bears.


Check out my gathering activities page for ideas.


Have a flag ceremony. Say the Scout Law.


Keep business short and sweet.


The den will be working on Bear Achievement 12a :

Make solar prints of three kinds of leaves

Before the hike would be a good time to review hiking safety rules with your Cub Scouts.  Remind them that they will be looking for leaves along the trail.

At the end of the hike, make your solar prints as directed in the downloadable meeting plan.


Close with the Scout Oath and a closing flag ceremony.

After the meeting

The Bears should help clean up the area and put away the supplies you brought.

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One Response to BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan G – Nature Crafts

  1. Cub Scout Ideas June 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM #

    Combining a hike with the nature crafts is a great idea! I just posted information about the Cub Scout requirements & electives that can be earned while hiking. You can see the post at this link: http://cubscoutideas.com/1079/summer-family-fun-equals-cub-scout-achievement-hiking-up-a-trail/

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