Presentation on theme: "1 CUB SCOUTING PLANNING. 2 Nine Elements of Planning 1. Objective 2. Fun 3. Variety 4. Action 5. Boy Appeal 6. Family Appeal 7. Achievement 8. Resources."— Presentation transcript:
2 Nine Elements of Planning 1. Objective 2. Fun 3. Variety 4. Action 5. Boy Appeal 6. Family Appeal 7. Achievement 8. Resources 9. Flexibility
3 Planning in the Pack Annual program planning conference The monthly pack leaders’ meeting Pack meeting built around monthly Core Values. Core Values tie each pack meeting together Utilize – Cub Scout Leader Book – Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide – Scouting magazine – Boys’ Life
5 Yearly Planning Cycle–1 Spring update meeting Spring recruitment Summertime activities Camping—Scouting-approved programs Picnics and other outings Summertime Pack Award Begin planning pack budget Cub Scouting is a year-round program!
6 Yearly Planning Cycle–2 Fall recruiting – New den formation – Leader training Charter renewal Blue and gold banquet—February Include council and district activities Fund through unit budget plan
7 Activities Pack meetings Camping Outings Derbies and regattas Council and district activities Cub Scouting is a year-round program!
8 Cub Scout Camping Cub Scout day camp Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camp Webelos den overnight camping Webelos-ree Council-organized family camping Pack overnighters Be sure to include pack camping in your annual program plans.
9 Monthly Pack Planning Meeting Led by the pack chair. Supported by the pack committee and Cubmaster. Den leaders and interested parents attend and participate. Follows a regular order: – Part 1: Evaluating the previous month – Part 2: Finalizing the current month – Part 3: Planning ahead – Part 4: Unit Leadership Enhancements – Part 5: Social time and fellowship
10 Cub Scout Pack Meetings Before the Meeting Gathering Opening Program Recognition Closing After the Meeting The Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide contains a model pack meeting plan for each month!
11 Before the Meeting Room arrangements Materials and equipment Meeting agenda review Recognition review Put on a smile. Get ready to have FUN!
12 Gathering Greeters Den exhibits Pre-opening activity
13 Opening Opening ceremony/prayer – Flag ceremony – Pledge of Allegiance Song (fun and active) Welcome and introductions (short and sweet)
14 Program Tiger Cub and Cub Scout den skits and stunts Webelos den demonstrations Games Include as many boys as possible! Involve parents and others, too. Organization is necessary. Be prepared.
15 Recognition Boys – Advancement – Special awards Leaders – Special thanks – Leader award presentation Attendance awards Organization
16 Closing Announcements – Keep them short – Important items only – Handouts for the other items Closing ceremony – Cubmaster’s Minute – Flag ceremony, etc.
17 After the Meeting Serve refreshments. Clean up. Start getting ready for the next meeting.
18 The Ideal Pack Meeting Well-planned Everyone participates. Exhibits Proper uniforms Pack meeting program is followed. Start and stop on time. Keep moving. Advancement KISMIF
19 The Scouting Month Two or more den meetings with leaders and/or adult partners One outing, activity, or camping experience (or Go See It for Tiger Cubs) Participation in the pack meeting
21 Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide Most important resource for den leaders One-stop shop for planning den meetings Introduction to Cub Scouting and den leader responsibilities Den meeting plans for all ranks Pack meeting plans References and resources
22 Using the Den Plans Two types of den meeting plans are provided. A school year’s worth of plans: – Focused on path to advancement. – Should be followed in order. – Assumes a September start and May transition with continued summer activities. – Assumes two den meetings are held per month. Additional for dens needing more meetings: – Used in any order. – Focused on electives.
23 Den Meetings Before the Meeting Gathering Opening Business Items Activities Closing After the Meeting
24 Before the Meeting Review and make final preparations. – Consult the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide. – Review materials and preparation needed early and often.
25 Gathering Have something for them to do: – Game – Puzzle – Magic – Outdoor activity – Supervision is important!
26 Opening Opening ceremony of some type: – Flag ceremony (always) – Cub Scout motto – Song – Den yell – Prayer
27 Business Items Character Connection for monthly Core Values Pack meeting preparation Prepare for special den activities Verify home assignment completion
28 Activities Advancement and electives Defined in the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide.
29 Closing Awards and recognition Reminders (upcoming events and home assignments) Den leader’s minute Brief closing ceremony Cleanup
30 After the Meeting Review this meeting. Plan/review the next meeting. Clean up. Relax.
31 Great Den Meetings... Are planned well in advance Operate with shared leadership Use the boys’ handbooks and Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide as the primary guides Follow the den meeting plans from the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide Anticipate any behavior problems Are FUN!