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Baloo's Bugle

July 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 12
August 2005 Theme

Theme: Campfire Tales & Traditionsl
Webelos: Naturalist & Forester
  Tiger Cub



The Pack Meeting

Cradle of Liberty Council

Reasons for having a Pack meeting

  • To give the dens something to look forward to.
  • To get parents involved in their son’s work.
  • To recognize through ceremonies both boys and leaders
  • To give boys a chance to show off their accomplishments.

Pack Meeting Room Arrangement

  • Most popular “U” shape with dens sitting in marked assigned groups
  • Table up front with stand up display or something to attract attention.
  • Flag stand for flag ceremony
  • Den advancement charts
  • Move arrangement around once in a while to make interesting

Planning the Pack Meeting

  • Always use the suggested outline for planning the pack meeting found in the CS Leaders Book
  • Always keep your Pack Meetings between an Hour and an Hour and a quarter
  • Always plan you pack meeting well in advance.  The committee meeting is an ideal time.
  • Plan the dates of the pack meetings at the annual planning conference.  Plan a few special Pack Meetings – Blue & Gold, Campfire..

Assigning the work

  • The Cubmaster is the program director and he should be assigning jobs and presentations to take place during the pack meeting.
  • The Cubmaster is the emcee, but many other leaders and boys should be assisting in making presentations.
  • Pack committee should plan on who is going to welcome parents and Scouts and plan for the overall group participation.
  • Den Chiefs are also a useful resource for pack meetings.


  • Make it simple. Cup cakes and juice work fine. The more complicated your refreshments become, the more people it will take to pull it off….drawing precious resources away from the important things like advancements and recognition.


  • The Pack meeting should result in a fun filled, spirited evening that no one wants to miss. Make it fun and creative and everyone will want to come. Make it boring and laborious and no one will

Drop me a line and let me know where you want help.  I’ll see what I can find in my resources – written, internet, and most importantly – Scouting Friends!! CD



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