A Question about Combining Cub Scout Dens
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?
It Can Work
Combining Cub Scout dens can work. 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. I recently did a combined Lion and Tiger meeting. The Lions worked on Lions Honor and the Wolves did their Bobcat requirements.
There is a lot of overlap between the two. If you look at the Wolf and Bear achievements and electives, you will see that many work well together.
Does anyone out there have direct experience with combining dens? Add your ideas to the comments below.
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