BSA provides den meeting plans for den leader on the Scouting.org website. Today, I am going to go through the second Wolf plan. If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 2 to follow along with this article.
The BSA meeting plans are designed to be done in order, so do the first one before this one. This plan covers Bobcat and part of Wolf Achievement 2 – Your Flag. If you don’t have any new Cub Scouts in your den, then nobody needs to earn Bobcat, but it doesn’t hurt to review the material anyway.
Get BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 2 from the Scouting.org website
BSA Wolf Den Meeting 2: Your Flag and Feats of Skill
This section just lists all of the materials you will need to gather beforehand in order to complete the requirements covered in this meeting.
Before the Meeting and Gathering
For the opening, you will be doing a flag ceremony. For instructions for an indoor ceremony, see this simple opening flag ceremony. For an outdoor ceremony with a flag pole, see Raising and Lowering the US Flag. This fulfills Wolf Achievement 2 Requirement b for the Scout leading the ceremony and Requirement f if you do it outdoors. Your Wolves will have to take turns leading the flag ceremony at future meetings so they can all complete requirement b.
Move through this section pretty quickly. The Wolves will want to get to the “fun stuff”.
The activities are all about doing Achievement 1 – Feats of Skill. These are pretty straightforward, provided you remembered the materials you need. Your Wolves should enjoy this active meeting. Remember, you only have to do one from f to l, but if you have time, do a few extras. As mentioned in the plan, these can be used toward arrow points.
The ideas of having an announcer or adding music will make this even more fun.
Keep it simple, but do something to indicate that the meeting has come to an end. If all else fails, fall back on the Cub Scout Promise or the Law of the Pack.
After the Meeting
Yeah! You’ve finished another meeting. Don’t do refreshments and cleanup yourself each time. This is something the other families should be helping with.