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Den Meeting Plans

Thank you for agreeing to be a den leader, filling one of the most important roles in Cub Scouting and helping a den thrive and grow. Without your help and leadership, the den cannot exist, the boy cannot be served, and the pack cannot be sustained.

Den Leader Responsibilities

In addition to the leader’s responsibility to the boys in Cub Scouting generally, the den leader has certain other leadership responsibilities which may be summarized as follows:

  • Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that their den is an active and successful part of the pack.
  • Plan, prepare for, and conduct den meetings with the assistant den leader and den chief (if Wolf, Bear or Webelos den leaders) or adult partners (if Tiger Cub den leaders).
  • Attend the pack leaders’ meetings.
  • Lead the den at the monthly pack activity.
  • Ensure the transition of their Cub Scouts to a den of the next rank (or to a Boy Scout troop if Webelos) at the end of the year.
See the following links below for electronic copies of the official den meeting planning guide.

Fast Tracks

Fast Tracks is a series of den meeting plans (two den meetings per month) designed to be used in conjunction with the youth handbooks. By following the these plans, active Scouts can earn their Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos rank by February, usually in time for the Blue & Gold Banquet. After these meetings, Scouts continue to meet to work on other electives, Belt Loops and Pins, and other Cub Scout Awards through the rest of the year. All Cub Scouts must first earn their Bobcat Badge.

Use the Fast Tracks as-is or as a resource for your own meeting plans. MeritBadge.Org offers a wealth of other resources to get you started, Belt Loop and Pin Worksheets and Cub Scout Monthly Themes with Program Helps!
Icon File Name Comment  
Bear_Year.pdf Fast Tracks for Bear Cub Scouts (3rd Grade) - Active scouts can earn rank within 5 months  
Tiger_Year.pdf Fast Tracks for Tiger Cub Scouts (1st Grade) - Active scouts can earn rank within 4 months  
Webelos1_Year.pdf Fast Tracks for Webelos I (4th Grade) - Active scouts can earn rank within 5 months  
Webelos2_Year.pdf Fast Tracks for Webelos II (5th Grade) - Active scouts can earn rank within a few months  
Wolf_Year.pdf Fast Tracks for Wolf Cub Scouts (2nd Grade) - Active scouts can earn rank within 5 months  

Forms and Reference Material

Icon File Name Comment  
13-152.pdf Pack Trainer  
34416.pdf Guide to Safe Scouting (2011 edition)  
34416_WB_P_iv.pdf Guide to Safe Scouting (2012 updates)  
510-233.pdf So You're a New Tiger Cub Den Leader  
510-237.pdf So You're a New Cubmaster  
510-239.pdf So You're a New Den Leader  
510-240.pdf So You're a New Pack Committee Member  
510-247.pdf So You're a New Webelos Den Leader  
510-631.pdf Outdoor Scouting Program  
511-814.pdf National Den Award  
511-817.pdf Individual Campout Checklist for Pack Overnighter  
511-819.pdf Progress for Cubmaster Award  
511-820.pdf Progress for Den Leader Award  
511-821.pdf Progress for Cub Scouter Award  
511-822.pdf Progress for Tiger Cub Den Leader Award  
511-823.pdf Progress for Webelos Den Leader Award  
511-824.pdf Progress for Pack Trainer Award  
512-003_WB.pdf Unit Leader Award of Merit  
512-012_wb.pdf Cub Scout Leave No Trace Award  
512-013_WB.pdf Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award  
524-406A.pdf Youth Application  
524-501.pdf Adult Application  
ageguides.pdf Age-appropriate guidelines  
what_makes_a_trained_leader.pdf What Makes a Trained Leader  

Specific Leader Duties

The majority of the information captured in the files below are taken from the website and the official Cub Scouts Leader Book (2010 Revision) available online ( or at your local BSA Scout Shop.

The roles and responsibilities for each of the leadership positions below have been tailored specifically for our pack.