This pamphlet provides den meeting plans developed around a Scouting program year presumed to begin in early September and continue through May. Plans are intended for the den leader’s use and include:
- Programming for the program/school year, including rank advancement requirements for dens meeting twice a month
- Additional programming for dens meeting year-round or more than twice per month
- Activities – some designed to be partially completed in one meeting and finished in another, plus other activities or skills that are natural prerequisites for things that come later in the den’s year
- Den meeting plans for each rank (designed to be conducted in sequential order)
Note: local conditions (weather, events, etc.) or your den’s schedule may make altering the order of den meetings attractive. As a den leader, you may change the order as long as you make sure the change does not jeopardize the boys’ opportunity to earn their rank in the allotted time and it doesn’t disrupt the logical order of the activities and achievements. When there is any doubt, the planned order should be used. Please discuss any changes with your leadership team, as these alterations can also affect pack activities.