Tracy asked this question:
Has anyone had experience combining the wolf and bear dens (due to low numbers)? Is it possible and what is the best way to do this?
I have heard of some dens which do this. The Wolves did the Wolf achievements and the Bears did the Bear achievements, but they worked on similar achievements at den meetings. For example, the group worked on Wolf Achievement 2 – Your Flag and Bear Achievement 3 – What Makes America Special? at a den meeting. If you look at the Wolf and Bear achievements and electives, you will see that many work well together.
Also check out this BSA Delivery System Manual. It is designed for Packs which for one reason or another find they need to have dens work together on achievements. At each meeting Tigers, Bears, Wolves, and Webelos do the same activities, but they are all completing achievements for their rank. While this is a little different than your situation, you might find that looking at the meeting plans gives you some ideas about how to work the achievements for both ranks together.
Does anyone out there have direct experience with combining dens? Add your ideas to the comments below.