Leaders check out a Den Leaders First Month (348MB) a first month step-by-step guide will help you and your den get off to a great start.
You know how important first impressions are and Cub Scouting is no different. Boys join Cub Scouting for excitement, to be with friends, and to have fun. Fun den meetings will help ensure that good first impression. By following the plans outlined in
this kit, you will be able to conduct fun and exciting den meetings and your scouts will come back for more!
Also, available is the Rank specific booklets for each Den Leader to get familiar with More about ________ Meetings: These go over program ideas
The different parts of your meetings to help you plan,
A sample month of activities for the different parts during the meeting, which can be found in the Cub Scout Program Helps put out each year by National and forms to help you track achievements and electives
Webelos to Scout Transition booklet. As well as other helpful items for the transition into a Troop. (669KB)
Start planning your Den Meeting with the Cub Scout Den Meeting Program Planner. (69KB)
- Remember 2 deep leadership at all Cub Scout events
- and Tiger Cubs MUST have their adult partners will them at all Cub Scout events.
To help you with Achievements and Electives check out the Sundry section.
Webelos Leaders will use:
At your Pack Meetings, show off each month what your Scouts have done. The parents and the other members of the Pack can see what they have done and talk to the Scouts about their projects and something one Den did one month might be something your Den would want to do another month using a different approach.
To plan the Pack Meeting use a copy of my Cub Scout Pack Yearly Plan Outline (Generic). (44KB)
and always get your parents to fill out the Parent Interest Sheet so you can know the special interests and hobbies that can give your Den and Pack that extra spark. (27KB)
While planning an outing have your parents sign permission slips so you are prepared for an emergency.
To get the most out of your Planning in your Den and Pack you should have your Committee Meeting after your Roundtable night so you can get the latest information from your District Executive on events that are planned in your District and Council.
Also, you will get the extra Roundtable Resources that are found in the RT Commissioners Guide book for each month. If you haven't visited the Roundtable section of this web site you might want to check out the issues of the CubRoundtable Newsletter that you could have access to by attending YOUR Roundtable. Your RT Commissioner will get the access # each month from me to pass on to you.
As a leader you need to check out the Training section of this web site to see what Training you need to take and in what order to get the most out of the training.
Every Scout deserves a Trained Leader and every Leader could use the support that you get from Training.
While at Training you net work with your peers and seasoned Scouters who have a wealth of experience to draw from. You learn while at the Training but also you continue to be connected to other Scouters years later.
The best plan to succeed as a Scout Leader is to plan your work and work your plan:
- Training from Fast Start
- New Leader Essentials
- and the Leader Specific for YOUR CURRENT JOB
- get the booster each month at Roundtable
- get to know and work with your District Executive
- and your Unit Commissioner
- and remember your support Scouters are Volunteers just like you and want to help you succeed!
- Attend your University of Scouting or Pow Wow (great places to learn new topics and meet more Scouters).
Volunteer to work your District or Council Events -- they are run by volunteer Scouters just like you who started in the Dens too.
We are always looking for good help --and the events really benefit from the extra help.
Ask someone to be a mentor -- it's a great way to make friends.
Remember to have FUN and create lots of memories!
Check out the Cub Leader Award Knots (204KB) and their requirements. (259KB)
Progress Record for Tiger Den Leader Award (14KB)
Progress Record for Cub Scout Den Leader Award (Wolf and Bear Leaders) (15KB)
Progress Record for Webelos Den Leaders Award (15KB)
Progress Record for Cubmaster's (Assistant Cubmaster's may start this their first year). (13KB)
Progress Record for Cub Scouters (Committee members) (15KB)