Download Your Free Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plans

Cub Scout Pack Meeting PlansUpdated with 2017-2018 Cub Scout pack meeting plans!

BSA has developed Cub Scout pack meeting plans for us to download and use free of charge.  There are plans for each point of the Scout Law.

Even though the plans have specific months, you don’t have to follow that schedule unless you want to.  The Boy Scouts of America is encouraging packs to cover all 12 points of the Law.

The great thing about these plans is that we have multiple plans for each point.  So, you’ll find more than one Clean plan, more than one Reverent plan, etc.

I’ll continue to update this post with the new plans every year, but I’ll also leave the old plans here too.  They are a great resource.  For example, if you’re having a meeting or event with a focus on knights, download the November 2016 plan for ideas.

The plans have all you need for a fun and successful meeting.  Each one has:

  • Instructions for setting up the meeting
  • A fun gathering activity
  • An opening ceremony and prayer
  • Reminders for a welcome, introductions and den demonstrations
  • An audience participation activity
  • Recognition for earned adventure loops and pins
  • Theme-based rank advancement ceremony
  • A Cubmaster’s Minute script
  • A closing ceremony
  • Any resources needed for the meeting

The great thing about these plans is that you can pick and choose activities for den meetings or other events.  If you don’t have many gathering activity ideas for your den meetings, you can use these.  Need ceremony ideas?  Pull them from these plans.

You can find the plans on BSA’s website, but I’m also posting them here for your convenience.

2016-2017
2017-2018
September: Helpful - "To the Rescue"September: Courteous - "How the West Was Won"
October: Kind - "Creepy Crawlers"October: Thrifty - "A-Camping We Will Go"
November: Courteous - "Cubs in Shining Armor"November: Reverent - "Cubs Give Thanks"
December: Cheerful - "Celebrate"December: Kind - "Paying It Forward"
January: Obedient - "Cub Scout City Council"January: Helpful - "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs"
February: Reverent - "Passport to Other Lands"February: Cheerful - "Abracadabra"
March: Loyal - "Our National Treasures"March: Trustworthy - "Cub Scout Investigators"
April: Thrifty - "Power Up!"April: Loyal - "Cubs in the Future"
May: Clean - "A Picnic with Pizzazz"May: Friendly - "Treasure Hunters"
June: Brave - "Roaming Reptile Alert"June: Obedient - "Wheel into Summer"
July: Trustworthy - "Let the Games Begin"July: Brave - "Home of the Brave"
August: Friendly - "#CUBSCOUTS"August: Clean - "Destination Packs"

 

2015-2016
2014-2015
September: Clean - "Cubservation"May: Health & Fitness - "Backyard Fun"
October: Brave - "Super Cub!"June: Perserverance - "Go for the Gold"
November: Helpful - "Cubs in Action"July: Courage - "Under the Sea"
December: Reverent - "Winter Wonderland"August: Honesty - "Play Ball"
January: Trustworthy - "The Great Race"
February: Friendly - "Friends Near and Far"
March: Thrifty - "Cubstruction"
April: Cheerful - "Strike Up the Band"
May: Kind - "My Animal Friends"
June: Obedient - "It's a Hit"
July: Loyal - "Scout Salute"
August: Courteous - "S'More Cub Scout Fun"

What do you think?  Will having these plans make your pack meetings easier and more fun?

Yours in Scouting,
Sherry

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8 Comments

  1. Chris Dempsey April 3, 2015 at 2:36 am

    I like the new rank advancement ceremonies for each month, but in the new program, there shouldn’t be any rank advancement until much later in the year. Am I missing something?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Sherry April 6, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      There’s no rank advancement until the boys have completed 7 adventures. But, you want to make sure you are recognizing the boys every time they complete an adventure. You can have a ceremony to present the completed adventure loops to the boys. Hope this makes sense! 🙂

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    2. Tara June 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      I don’t understand the part of the Sept meeting that brings up the Adventure Loop and pins. Virtually impossible in the first meeting unless the den leaders worked at it all summer. Not many do scouting over the summer :/

      Reply
      1. Sherry June 30, 2015 at 1:03 pm

        If you don’t have any awards to present, you can skip that part. But, there are a few situations where boys may be able to complete adventures prior to the September pack meeting.

        In our pack, we don’t have den meetings in the summer, but many of our boys attend Cub Scout day camp where they can work on adventures. If any of your boys go to Cub Scout or Webelos resident camp, they are likely to have finished some adventures. If your September pack meeting is at the end of the month, they may have completed them too.

        Hope this helps!

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  4. K Mills September 21, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    When you take the flag out at the end of a Pack meeting, you RETRIEVE the colors. Retiring the colors means you are going to destroy the flag by burning or burying the flag. It’s a common mistake, but needs to be corrected.

    Reply
    1. Sherry September 30, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Hi, there! Are you seeing this in one of the plans themselves? If so, you would need to contact the BSA directly. They are the ones who created these.

      I’m glad you told me this! I’ll make sure that anything I do says “retrieve.” Thanks!

      Reply

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