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Take Attendance at Cub Scout Den Meetings

Attendance at Cub Scout Meetings

“Did little Johnny attend the Cub Scout den meeting when we did requirement 3?”  “Was my child at the pack meeting when the park ranger talked?”

Have you ever been asked these questions?  I have, and unfortunately, I don't always have the answer!  That can be frustrating when you're compiling awards.

Whether you're at a den meeting, a pack meeting, a service project or outing, try to take attendance.  Here are a few ideas to help you remember this important task:

1.  Have your denner take attendance.  This is a great way to give the denner additional responsibility.

2.  Have a sign-in sheet at every event.  Kelly Albert was kind enough to allow me to share her awesome attendance sheet and instructions on how to use it!  Click over to this post to find out more and to download the sheet.

3.  Have a check-in table at pack meetings.  In addition to the sign in sheet, parents and Scouts could get information about upcoming events or pay their fee for the next camp-out.

4.  One great suggestion that I learned from one of our former leaders is to have the boys sign the back of your den agenda.  That way, you have the attendance list and completed activities all in one place.

What suggestions do you have for keeping track of attendance at Cub Scout den or pack meetings?

Yours in Scouting,

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Rosemary Coraggio

Thursday 22nd of June 2017

Attendance was sporadic at our den and Pack meetings. We made a chart with each boy's name followed by a series of boxes (for larger Packs, you may want to make several charts). The boys sign in (on a separate sheet) at each meeting or special activity (camp out, service project, etc.), and receive a sticker in the next box. When a boy has accumulated 8 stickers, he gets to choose an item from the "treasure chest", a box filled with inexpensive items such as toy cars, pencils, balls, etc. Attendance has improved and the boys enjoy the competition. We can also see at a glance which boys ( families) may require more encouragement to participate.

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Cathy Pantess

Sunday 25th of May 2014

I purchased a spiral notebook that has the Cub Scout logo from the local scout store. Each meeting i mark a page with the date and also which requirements / electives, etc. we are doing.

The boys sign in and I have a location for the parents to sign them out. If there are any announcments, I have these noted on the adjacent page. this way the parents can read them when they are signing.

At the end of the year all of the sign in lists are bound to gether in sequential order.


Monday 9th of June 2014

Cathy, what a great idea! I never thought about using a spiral notebook. Thanks for sharing!