Find out which Cub Scout adventure requirements can be completed at pack meetings. This is a handy resource for pack planning.
Several of the Cub Scout adventures give the Scouts opportunities to interact with other kids in their packs or to participate in some way at their pack meetings.
Examples of Adventures Involving Pack Meetings
Games Tigers Play requirement 3 is an example of Tigers interacting at pack meetings. It reads, “Make up a new game, and play it with your family or members of your den or pack.”
Critter Care is a Bear adventure that shows an example of a Scout participating in a pack meeting. Requirement 3 is, “Make a poster about your pet or a pet you would like to own. Share your poster with your den, pack, or family.”
Neither of these adventures require that the activity be done at a pack meeting, but it is one of the options. This is a great way to have your Cub Scout be more involved in his or her pack.
Adventure Displays at Pack Meetings
When Cub Scouts are involved in their packs, they start to get a sense that they're involved in something that's bigger than just themselves. They realize they're part of the Cub Scouting community.
Some of the requirements just have the Scouts display projects at the meetings. You can make this more meaningful for the kids by having a time during the pack meeting for them to present their project.
Ask them to tell the pack a little bit about what they did to make the project, why they chose that project, and what their favorite part of the project was.
Make sure that your den leaders, parents, and scouts know that they'll be called on for this. Have the den leaders remind the children of that before the pack meeting starts.
Encourage parents to help their child be ready for this by preparing what they'll say and practicing it before the meeting.
This will help avoid a situation where a child could be embarrassed if he or she doesn't know what to say.
How to Plan for Adventure Requirements at Pack Meetings
The best way to make sure your Cub Scouts have an opportunity to finish their adventure requirements at a pack meeting is to add it to your pack meeting plans. Use this pack meeting planner sheet to help ensure that you have everything covered.
But which requirements have a pack meeting component to them?
Which Adventures Involve Pack Meeting?
Annaleis Smith, a Cub Scout leader from the Utah National Parks Council, compiled a list of the adventure requirements that can be done at a pack meeting. She has graciously allowed me to share it with you. You can download the document by clicking the link below:
A huge thank you goes out to Annaleis! Thanks so much for allowing me to share this awesome resource!
Yours in Scouting,
P.S. For more pack meeting ideas and information, check out these posts!