This is the seventh in the series of Tiger den meeting plans provide by BSA. If you are using this series, it works best if you do the plans in order. So do the previous meetings before this one.
This meeting plan covers the Go See It for Tiger Achievement 2 – Where I Live and completes Tiger Achievement 4 – How I Tell It. Follow the links for more ideas for completing these achievements.
This meeting is a Go See It, so the main activity will be visiting a police station or fire house.
Here is a link to the BSA den meeting plan:
Printable copy of BSA Tiger Den Meeting Plan 7
BSA Tiger Den Meeting 7 – Go See It: Where I Live and How I Tell It
Preparation and Before the Meeting
Most of the preparation for this meeting is arranging to visit a police station or fire house. This is something which you should delegate if possible. You might have a parent who is not comfortable working with a group of 7 year olds but is perfectly willing to make a couple of phone calls to set up the visit.
Gathering activities can be difficult when you are away from your normal meeting place. Stories, songs, or riddles often work well when you are gathering someplace which might not have tables or a work space.
Once again, you might not have complete control over this. If you can do a flag ceremony, great! Otherwise don’t worry about it.
This part can also be difficult in a public place, so I suggest you keep it to a minimum.
For the activities, do Achievement 4F (Character Connection for Respect) if possible. This could be done as an extension of gathering time. This is a good time to remind the Cub Scouts to be polite and respectful during the visit
The police station or fire house visit for 2G is sure to be a hit. I have never seen Tiger Cubs not enjoy this. Whenever we did this, whether at our local fire house or police station, we were taken on a tour by someone who normally did this sort of public relation work. When ZM’s den toured the police station, the police officer answered endless questions about her gun and then at the end showed us her police cruiser and even turned the siren on. When DS’s den toured the fire house, they were given a complete tour of the fire truck with all of its gadgets and hoses.
Closing and After the Meeting
Once again, keep the closing brief if you are able to have one at all. The Tigers will be pretty wound up after their visit, so don’t sweat it if closing doesn’t work out as you planned.
Hopefully you didn’t make too big a mess on your visit, so there shouldn’t be much to clean up.