BSA provides den meeting plans for den leader on the Scouting.org website. Today, I am going to go through the third Bear plan and including some tips and ideas which are related to the covered requirements. If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Bear Den Meeting Plan 3 to follow along with this article.
The BSA meeting plans are designed to be done in order. This plan covers Bear Achievement 14 – Ride Right.
Get BSA Bear Den Meeting Plan 3 from the Scouting.org website
BSA Bear Den Meeting Plan 3 – Ride Right
Preparation and Before the Meeting
Most of the prep is in determining where you will hold the meeting, gathering your materials, and reminding everyone that they need a bike and a helmet.
Keep it short and sweet.
For help with requirement 14c and bicycle maintenance, see my article on bike repairs. For 14e, just show them how to use a lock.
For 14b, just set up a course and let the Cub Scouts have fun!
Do a simple closing ceremony to mark the end of the meeting. We often did a prayer, the Cub Scout Promise, or the Law of the Pack for closing.
After the Meeting
Ask the Cub Scouts if they enjoyed the meeting. The answer will be a resounding “Yes!” They always enjoy these active meetings. Remember to have the other parents help with snacks and cleanup. Delegation is the key to not burning out as a den leader.