This is the eleventh in the series of Tiger Cub Scout den meeting plans provide by BSA. For the achievement related meetings, it is important to do the meeting plans in order. But starting at plan #9, the meetings are focused on doing electives. So at this point, you have a little more freedom in choosing what you would like to do.
This meeting plan covers Tiger Elective 21 – The Show Must Go On and Tiger Elective 47 – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Follow the links to find additional links for these electives.
You can download the meeting plan from the BSA website: Printable copy of BSA Tiger Den Meeting Plan 11
BSA Tiger Den Meeting 11 – The Show Must Go On and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Preparation and Before the Meeting
This is a simple meeting, so you don’t need to prepare too much beforehand. Yeah! Just follow the directions in the meeting plan.
Gathering, Opening, and Business
Leaf Print Crafts would make a nice gathering activity for this meeting. Or check out my Puzzles page for some more ideas. The Pledge of Allegiance always makes a nice opening for Tiger Cub Scouts. Keep your business items to a minimum.
First you will work on Elective 47:
Learn about what you can recycle in your community and how you can recycle at home. Learn about things that need to be recycled in special ways, such as paint and batteries.
This is mostly a discussion. I like the idea of tying it into how you can reuse ordinary items instead of throwing them away.
Next, you will work on Elective 21:
Make a puppet.
This will be a fun activity for the kids and is simple. You really can’t do anything wrong with paper bag puppets, but if you need more instructions, go to my Paper Bag Puppets post. If you have some creative ideas for paper bag puppets, leave a comment there.
I like the idea of letting the kids put on a short puppet show and videotaping it. They will love watching themselves do this. Just keep it simple and short.
Keep the closing simple with Tigers. You can always just do something like saying the Cub Scout Motto or the Cub Scout Promise. This Native American Prayer also makes a nice closing for a conservation themed meeting.
After the Meeting
If you are having refreshments, Earth Treats would be a fun snack. Don’t forget to insist that everyone pitch in to help clean up.