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BSA Bear Den Meeting Ideas: Plan 10 – Saving Well, Spending Well and Games, Games, Games!

BSA provides den meeting plans for den leader on the website. These plans are full of Bear den meeting ideas. Today’s article covers the tenth Bear Cub Scout den meeting plan. This plan focuses on Bear Achievement 13 – Saving Well, Spending Well and Bear Achievement 15 – Games, Games, Games!

Just a note: While this meeting plan says it covers Achievement 13, really you are just checking the work that the Cub Scouts did at home.

If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Bear Den Meeting Plan 10 to follow along with this article.

BSA Bear Den Meeting 10 – Saving Well, Spending Well and Games, Games, Games!

Preparation and Before the Meeting

This is an easy meeting to get ready for. You should  get together any supplies you need for your games. And send out a reminder beforehand so the Cub Scouts have their work for Achievement 13 ready and can bring it to the meeting for you to check off.


Check out my gathering activities page for some ideas.


Do a  simple opening flag ceremony


Keep business short and sweet! But get the items for Bear Achievement 13 recorded for each Cub Scout.


You will start with playing a game for 15a:

Set up equipment and play one of the following: backyard golf, badminton, croquet, sidewalk shuffleboard, kickball, softball, tetherball, horseshoes, or volleyball.

Several of these games have belt loops associated with them, so you might be able to work that in to your program for an additional recognition:

  • Badminton Belt Loop and Pin
  • Kickball Belt Loop and Pin
  • Softball Belt Loop and Pin
  • Volleyball Belt Loop and Pin

Next, play a den game for Achievement 15b. Some suggestions:

See my games page for more ideas. Let one of the Cub Scouts explain the rules so he can fulfill 15c:

Select a game that your den has never played. Explain the rules. Tell them how to play it, and then play it with them.


Close with a prayer, Law of the Pack,  Cub Scout Promise, etc.

After the Meeting

Have the Cub Scouts help you clean up and put the game equipment away. If any of them did not finish Achievement 13, remind them to complete it and bring the work to the next meeting. And line up some other parents to help you at the next den meeting also.

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