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BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plans #12 – Visit a Library or Bookstore

BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders on the website. This week we’ll look at the twelfth Wolf Cub Scout den meeting plan. This plan includes Wolf Elective 6 – Books, Books, Books and Wolf Elective 12 – Be an Artist.

If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 12 to follow along with this article.

BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plans #12 – Visit a Library or Bookstore

Preparation and Before the Meeting

This meeting is a field trip, so most of your preparation will involve making arrangements with the location you want to visit, gathering permission slips, arranging drivers, etc. You will also need to gather some supplies.


See my gathering activities page for some ideas. Alternatively, you could make the book covers (see below) as a gathering activity.


You might want to do your opening before you leave on your field trip, or you can do it at the location if a US flag is available.


Be organized beforehand so you can take care of business quickly.


Just by going on the field trip you are completing 6a:

Visit a bookstore or go to a public library with an adult. Find out how to get your own library card. Name four kinds of books that interest you (for example, history, science fiction, how-to books).

Give them a few minutes to discuss books they have read lately to complete 6b:

Choose a book on a subject you like and read it. With an adult, discuss what you read and what you think about it.

Then let a librarian talk to the Wolves about caring for books and have them make paper bag book covers for 6c:

Books are important. Show that you know how to take care of them. Open a new book the right way. Make a paper or plastic cover for it or another book.

(Instructions for making the cover are in the printable meeting plan.)

Finally, let them decorate their book covers for 12a:

Make a freehand sketch of a person, place, or thing


Do a simple closing like the Law of the Pack or the Cub Scout Promise.

After the Meeting

Have them all clean up the meeting area. Talk to the other parents to line up some help for the next meeting.

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