The pack meeting brings all of the dens in the pack together for the purposes of recognizing the achievements of the Cub Scouts, communicating information about upcoming events, and providing a program that enriches the Cub Scouting experience. It helps the Cubs realize their den is part of a larger organization. A good pack meeting is well planned and well organized. Packs meet several times during the year – there is no required number. Some packs meet monthly, others less often.
The Den Meeting is the most important part of Cub Scouting. It is where Cub Scouts build friendships, work together to learn new things, and progress towards earning their common badge of rank. Serving as a Den Leader is providing an opportunity to make a positive life long impact on your child and others in the den.
Once you are a registered as a Cubmaster Scoutbook is your online resource to assist you with managing the Pack. Calendars, tracking and reporting awards, and communication with parents.
Scoutbook now features special Den Leader experience that helps den leaders plan and prepare for den meetings. Details on what to do before, during, and after meeting along with the resources needed to deliver the program right at their fingertips.
Scoutbook is free for everyone registered in Scouting. Once you are registered, you or another leader can set up who is in your den and off you go!
Scoutbook’s Den Leader Experience is a free web app that makes it easier than ever for den leaders to prepare for and lead meetings, track advancement and attendance, and more. So, how could preparing for a den meeting possibly get any easier?
The Scoutbook team provides new ways to streamline and simplify the den leading process with this video series to help you navigate the Den Leader Experience app and get the most out of this terrific new tool.
First, try to connect the Scout and counselor in Scoutbook. If that is successful, the counselor is registered and qualified. If unsuccessful, go to the counselor’s home council and search for their Advancement Administrators. Most will have an email address for either the Council Advancement Committee or Professional Advisor. Send an email asking if the counselor has been registered and qualified for the merit badge(s) in question and the status of their Youth Protection Training. Ask California councils if the counselor has completed AB506 training and LiveScan. The unit leader’s “blue card” signature verifies their counselor credentials verification.