1-year Schedule for Combining Dens


Schedule for Wolf/Bear/Webelos/Arrow of Light in one den in one year.
By Regina Slaugh  (updated 8/23/2017, Clarified the Wolf and Bear Duty to God Badges in the schedule)

Electives Included:
Wolf  Elective
Bear Elective
Webelos/Arrow of Light Electives
1-Germs Alive  or other elective of choice
2-Elective of choice
1- Bears Picnic Basket
2-Roaring Laughter
3-Elective of choice

1-Build It
2-Project Family (or could do Fix-it)
3-Any Electives earned at camp


Den Meeting Summary


Wolf
Bear
Webelos
1.     Physical Fitness
Running with the Pack #2, #3, #5

Stronger, Faster, Higher #1, #2, #3 part1
2.     Sports
Running with the Pack #1, #4

Stronger, Faster, Higher #6
3.     Prayer
Duty to God Footsteps #1, #3, #4 or #5
Fellowship and Duty to God #1
Learning and Living the Gospel #5
Duty to God and You #1
4.     Prepare to Hike
Call of the Wild #2, #3a, #3b, #4a,b
Paws on the Path #1, #2, #3
Bear Necessities #2, #3, #4
Webelos Walkabout #1, #3,
Stronger, Faster, Higher #3 part2
5.     Hike
Call of the Wild #2, #3a, #3b, #4a,
Paws on the Path #4, #5
Bear Necessities #2, #3, #4
Webelos Walkabout #1, #3,
Stronger, Faster, Higher #3 part2
6.     Menu Planning
Call of the Wild #3c(after the hike)
Running with the Pack #6
Bear Picnic Basket #1, #2, #3 part 2
Cast Iron Chef #1
7.     Cooking

Bear Picnic Basket #5
Cast Iron Chef #2, #3
8.     Veterans Day or Thanksgiving
Council Fire #7 (veterans day assembly at school or thankyous to veterans activity) OR #3 (community hero guest & thankyous)
Serving Others #2 for LDS religious emblem

9.     First Aid
(Only the Webelos needs to come)
(Only the Webelos needs to come)
Webelos First Responder #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, (#8 optional)
10.   Christmas
Duty to God Footsteps #4 (or #5 can be used if the den learned a reverence song at church)
LDS religious Emblem: Learning and Living the Gospel #6 First Christmas in America story
Homework check: Project Family #5, #6
11.   Scientist
Call of the Wild #4b
Germs Alive #1, #2, #3

Homework check: Project Family #5, #6
12.   Slime and Job Charts
Germs Alive #4, #5, #6

Project Family #3, #4
13.   Visit Construction Site

Baloo the Builder #1, #2
Build It (optional) #1, #2 part 1 #4
Building a Better World #6d
14.   Wood Working

Baloo the Builder #3, #4
Build It #1, #2 part 2, #3
15.   Flags!
Council Fire #1, #6 (if didn’t do a veteran’s day activity)    
Paws for Action #4A (assign 3B or 3C)
Building a Better World #1
Scouting Adventure #3a,b,c,d
Outdoorsman #1(plan)
16.   Community Service
Council Fire #2
Bear Claws #1, #2, #3 part 1
Homework Check: Paws for Action #3B or #3C
Duty to God in Action #2 (and assign two from #3, #4, #5, #6)
17.   Knives and Knots
homework check: Council Fire #2 if not complete
Bear Claws #1, #2, #3 part 1
Homework Check: Paws for Action #3B or #3C
Outdoorsman #3
Scouting Adventure #6
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action
18.   Comedy
Howling at the Moon #1, #2, #3
homework check: Council Fire #2 if not complete
Developing Talents #3
Roaring Laughter #1, #2
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action
19.   Campfire 
Howling at the Moon #1, #2, #3
Roaring Laughter #4, #5
Building a Better World #5
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action
20.   History
Check that Howling at the Moon #4 is now complete
Learning and Living the Gospel #2
Paws for Action #2A (LDS religious emblem: Joseph Smith and one other)
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action
21.   Family History Stories

Learning and Living the Gospel #8
Project Family #2a
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action
22.   Animals

Fur, Feathers, Ferns [#2 or #4], #3
Outdoorsman #1
Outdoorsman #2 (or at day camp)
Outdoorsman #4 (or at day camp)
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action
23.   Getting Reading For Scouting
Webelos Only!
Webelos Only!
Scouting Adventure #1a,b,c,#2a,b,c,d, 5a,b
24.   Citizenship

Faith and Fellowship #3 (LDS religious emblem Serving Others #8)
Building a Better World #2, #3, #4
25.   Day Camp
*Day Camp completes most/all of Call of the Wild, which gives the boys the intended Wolf Cub Scout experience of two outdoor activities even though Call of the Wild and Paws on the Path were earned simultaneously earlier in the year.
Fur, Feathers, Ferns [#2 or #4], #3
Outdoorsman #1
Outdoorsman #2 (if not done yet)
Outdoorsman #4 (if not done yet)
possibly additional elective adventures

Instructions Both den leaders will need handbooks and den guides for all the age groups. Take attendance EVERY den meeting to correctly track progress.  Check homework EVERY meeting and communicate often with parents about what is needed by text or e-mail, so that all the boys keep caught up.  Teach requirements very simply and briefly, only take a few minutes for boys this age.  Then allow plenty of time for the boys to do play games, “cook”, play ball, or do an activity. 

Meeting 1 Fitness Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Running with the Pack #2, #3, #5

Stronger, Faster, Higher #1, #2, #3 part1
Wolf REQUIREMENT 2. Practice balancing as you walk forward, backward, and sideways.
Wolf REQUIREMENT 3. Practice flexibility and balance by doing a front roll, a back roll, and a frog stand.
Wolf REQUIREMENT 5. Do at least two of the following: frog leap, inchworm walk, kangaroo hop, or crab walk.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 1. Understand and explain why you should warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Demonstrate the proper way to warm up and cool down.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 2. Do these activities and record your results: 20 yard dash, vertical jump, lifting a 5 pound weight, push-ups, curls, jumping rope. 
Webelos REQUIREMENT 3. Make an exercise plan that includes at least three physical activities. Carry out your plan for 30 days, and write down your progress each week.
Webelos Homework: Carry out fitness plan for 30 days, write down progress on exercise plan (you could write progress at den meetings as well in case the boys lose the ones they take home, then they still will complete the requirement and you know which parents to give reminders to for help at home.)
Reminder:

Meeting 2 Sports Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Running with the Pack #1, #4

Stronger, Faster, Higher #6
Wolf REQUIREMENT 1. Play catch with someone in your den or family who is standing 5 steps away from you. Play until you can throw and catch successfully at this distance. Take a step back and see if you can improve your throwing and catching skills.
Wolf REQUIREMENT 4. Play a sport or game with your den or family, and show good sportsmanship.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 6. With adult guidance, help younger Scouts by leading them in a fitness game or games.
Webelos Homework: write down progress on exercise plan
Reminder: Write down progress on fitness plan for Webelos

Meeting 3 Duty to God and Prayer Activity (LDS emblem, or intro class for protestant emblem)
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Duty to God Footsteps #1, #3, (#4 or #5)
Fellowship and Duty to God #1
Learning and Living the Gospel #5
Homework: Fellowship and Duty to God #2A or #2B
Duty to God and You #1

Wolf REQUIREMENT 1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
Wolf REQUIREMENT 3. Offer a prayer, meditation, or reflection with your family, den, or pack.
#4 Read a story about people or grops of peple who came to America to enjoy religious freedom
-OR-
#5 Learn and sing a song that reminds you how to show reverence, or demonstrates your duty to God. (I count this if the whole den learned a reverence song in primary) 
Bear REQUIREMENT 1. Same as Wolf Requirement #1 above
#5 Give an opening and a closing prayer in family home evening or at Primary. Share your feelings about how prayer protects us and helps us to stay close to Heavenly Father and the Savior.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 1.  Same as Wolf Requirement #1 above
Bear Homework: Fellowship and Duty to God #2A or #2B
Webelos Homework: write down progress on exercise plan
Webelos Homework: Duty to God and You #3 (LDS discuss the primary program) or #4
Reminder: Write down progress on fitness plan for Webelos

Meeting 4 Prepare to Hike Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Call of the Wild #2, #4A
Paws on the Path #1, #2, #3
Bear Necessities #2, #3, #4
Webelos Walkabout #1, #2
Stronger, Faster, Higher #3 part2
Gathering: For this activity have a first aid kit disassembled when the boys arrive with a few random non-first aid objects thrown in, let them guess what actually belongs in the first aid kit. (15 min). 
Opening: Prayer, Flag, Oath, and Law (5 min) 
Talk Time:  (5 min) 1) Give answers to first aid kit.  Announce that you are going to be going on a hike next den meeting and that a first aid kit is one of the cub scout six essentials as well as water, sun protection, food, and a whistle to blow if they get lost.  2) Tell them, to avoid getting lost they should have a buddy that they stay with at all times on the hike.  If they were to get lost they would want to stop, stay calm, think of where they could wait to be easily seen, listen for the group, and make sure they stay dry and warm. 3) Tell them the appropriate clothing to wear next week for the hike based on weather that might occur (heat, rain, wind, cold), remind them to avoid flip flops and open toed shoes as well as the advantage of dressing in layers, wearing a jacket, or whatever clothing tips will apply for your hike.  This is a lot of information, so you’ll have to limit discussion and plow through it quickly!
Activity #1 (15 min) Set up a tent, discuss tips on how to choose a good spot for a tent.  Some people use tents not for fun, but because of an emergency!  While in the tent discuss what to do in the case of an earthquake or flood.  A common emergency is sickness, sometimes a sickness will go all around a community.  We can prevent spreading germs by washing our hands thoroughly.  (we  learn more about this in the germs alive badge)

Activity #2 (15 min) Have a treasure hunt or egg hunt (can use snack baggies instead of eggs) to find word strips or pictures of the cub scout six essentials for hiking.  Either hide a snack with each one, the entire snack at the end, or give snacks to the boys for turning in the eggs or clues.  Have a list of what to bring on the hike next week for each boy and what the leaders will be bringing.  Review the list and have them put their name on it and make sure they take it home with them.  (e-mail a copy to parents just to be safe).    Having the info on a packing list for next week will help cover bases if you don’t get to spend a lot of time.
Wolf 2. With your family or den, make a list of possible weather changes that could happen during your outing according to the time of year you are outside. Tell how you will be prepared for each one.
Wolf 4. Show or demonstrate what to do:
4A. In case of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or flood. B. to prevent spreading germs
Wolf 1. Show you are prepared to hike safely in any outdoor setting by putting together the Cub Scout Six Essentials to take along on your hike.
Wolf 2. Tell what the buddy system is and why we always use it in Cub Scouting. Describe what you should do if you get separated from your group while hiking.
Wolf 3. Choose the appropriate clothing to wear on your hike based on the expected weather.
Bear 2. Make a list of items you should take along on the hike.
Bear 3. Make a list of equipment that the group should bring along in addition to each Scout’s personal gear for the hike.
Bear 4. Help set up a tent. Determine a good spot for the tent, and explain to your den
leader why you picked it.
Webelos 1. Plan a hike or outdoor activity.
Webelos 2. Assemble a first-aid kit suitable for your hike
Webelos 3 part 2. Boys should have finished tracking their exercise for 30 days.
Webelos Homework:
Homework: Remember to bring a food item to make trail mix with for the hiking activity, boys can sign-up or do this potluck style.
Reminder:

Meeting 5 Hiking Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Call of the Wild #1B, #3a, #3b, #6
Paws on the Path #4, #5
Bear Necessities #1
Fur, Feathers, and Ferns #1, #5
Bear Picnic Basket #3 part 1
Webelos Walkabout #3, #4, #5, #6
Prepare: Make a list of 6 signs that mammals, birds, insects reptiles, or plants are living nearby that you could point out to your boys on the hike.  Purchase a magnifying glass (pharmacy and office supplies of walmart carry these), have pictures from the Webelos of dangerous plants and animals you might encounter on a hike in your area, make a list of jobs the boys can do on the hike to pass out to the boys.  Print out Memory helps for the leave no trace and outdoor code from the internet or else have a copy of them in a cub scout handbook.  Have baggies available for the trail mix.  Order whistles if you will be using those on the hike.
Gathering: Make a trail mix with the items everyone has brought, and then let each boy fill up a baggie to take.  Pray and get on the road as quickly as possible.
At the trail head hand out hike assignments, recite the outdoor code and leave no trace principles, look at the poisonous plant pictures, and review the buddy system. 
During the hike stop once and look for signs of animals and plants.  Stop another time to use the magnifying glass.  On the way home talk about safety precautions you took or else mention this at next den meeting.

Wolf REQUIREMENT 1B. Attend an outdoor activity with your den or pack
Wolf REQUIREMENT 3A and 3B Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids
with your leader.
Wolf REQUIREMENT 6. While on a den or family outing, identify four different types of animals you see or explain evidence of their presence. Tell how you identified them.
Wolf REQUIREMENT 4. Before hiking, recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids
with your leader.
Wolf REQUIREMENT 5. Go on a 1-mile hike with your den or family. Find two interesting things that you’ve
never seen before and discuss with your den or family.
Bear REQUIREMENT 1. While working on your Bear badge, attend B. An outdoor activity with your den or pack
Bear REQUIREMENT 1. While hiking or walking for one mile, identify six signs that any mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, or plants are living near the place where you choose to hike or walk.
Bear REQUIREMENT 5. Use a magnifying glass to examine plants more closely. Describe what you saw through the magnifying glass that you could not see without it.
Bear REQUIREMENT 3. Select and prepare two nutritious snacks for yourself, your family, or your den.  (trail mix is one)
Webelos REQUIREMENT 3. Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids from memory. Talk about how you can demonstrate them on your Webelos adventures.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 4. With your Webelos den or with a family member, hike 3 miles. Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious lunch or snack. Enjoy it on your hike, and clean up afterward.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 5. Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals and insects you might encounter on your hike or activity.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 6. Perform one of the following leadership roles during your hike: trail leader, first aid leader, or lunch or snack leader.
Reminder: Write down progress on fitness plan for Webelos
Homework: Bring recipes kids can cook for a recipe exchange next den meeting (each boy brings 5 copies of his recipe, assign either lunch, breakfast, dinner, or snack recipes.) e-mail parents about this.

Meeting 6 Menu Planning Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Call of the Wild #3c(after the hike)
Running with the Pack #6
Call of the Wild #4b (if not choosing the Germs Alive elective)
Bear Picnic Basket #1, #2, #3 part 2
Cast Iron Chef #1
Staple the recipes into a booklet and add covers to make a Cub Scout recipe book for each boy.

Wolf REQUIREMENT 3C. After your outdoor activity or campout, list the ways you demonstrated being careful with fire or other dangers.
Wolf REQUIREMENT 6. Demonstrate what it means to eat a balanced diet by helping to plan a healthy menu for a meal for your den or family. Make a shopping list of the food used to prepare the meal.
Bear REQUIREMENT 1. Create your own Bear cookbook using at least five recipes you might cook or prepare either on your own or with some adult help. Include at least one recipe each for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a nutritious snack.
Bear REQUIREMENT 2. With a family member or den leader, prepare for cooking by explaining the importance of planning, tool selection, sanitation, and cooking safety.
Bear REQUIREMENT 3 part 2. Select and prepare another nutritious snack for yourself, your family, or your den.  (try banana cars with grapes and toothpick wheels, apple boats with apple slices and cheese/toothpick sails, or vampire snacks with apple slices for lips, marshmallows for teeth and cashews or almonds for fangs)
Webelos REQUIREMENT 1. Plan a menu for a balanced meal for your den or family. Determine the budget for the meal. If possible, shop for the items on your menu.  Stay within your budget.
Homework: Reminder: After your outdoor activity list the ways you demonstrated being careful with fire or other dangers.

Meeting 7 Cooking Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos

Bear Picnic Basket #5
Cast Iron Chef #2, #3
Bear REQUIREMENT 5. With the help of an adult, select a recipe to prepare in the outdoors for your family or den. Help to select the needed ingredients, perhaps from a garden, grocery store, or farmers’ market. Cook and serve your planned meal. Clean up after the preparation and cooking.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 2. Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family. If possible, use one of these methods for preparation of part of the meal: camp stove, Dutch oven, box oven, solar oven, open campfire, or charcoal grill. Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices while preparing the meal.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 3. Use tinder, kindling, and fuel wood to demonstrate how to build a fire in an appropriate outdoor location.  If circumstances permit and there is no local restriction on fires, show how to safely light the fire, under the supervision of an adult.  After allowing the fire to burn safely, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.

Meeting 8 Serving Others/Gratitude Activity (LDS religious emblem, Lesson #1 for protestant religious emblem)
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
(Council Fire #3 or #7 or else do a den duty chart during meeting 15)
Serving Others #2 for LDS religious emblem

Either write thank you letters to servicemen or veterans for Council Fire #7 go to a school veteran’s day assembly (call the school to see if they are having an assembly if they are discuss it in den meeting, try to attend if possible), go to a veterans day parade or memorial, or have a veteran visit for Council Fire #3  (or skip #3/#7 and do #6  instead during the “Flag Activity” den meeting.)
Option A Wolf REQUIREMENT 3. With your parent or guardian’s permission, talk to a military veteran, law enforcement officer, member of the fire department, or someone else approved by your Den Leader. Talk about his or her service to the community or country. After you have visited with the individual, write a short thank-you note. 
Option B Wolf REQUIREMENT 7Participate in an event such as a parade or assembly celebrating military veterans.  
#2 Write a letter to a teacher, your parents, or your grand-parents telling them what you appreciate and respect about them.

Meeting 9 First Aid Activity (could be a Webelos only den meeting)
Wolf
Bear
Webelos


Webelos First Responder #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, (#8 optional)
Project Family #5, #6 (homework)

As a youth my leaders always dressed up on first aid day with a fake cut or or a fake sunburn or broken arm and let us guess the injury and how to treat it.  It was a fun way to make one of the less interesting activities more fun.  Another idea is letting the boy(s) dress up. You could also have a series of stuffed animals to represent different hurry cases, just sayelephant is poisoned, giraffe stopped breathing, etc what should we do? Adding a little bit of the whimsical can help hold the boys attention.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 1. Explain what first aid is. Tell what you should do after an accident.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 2. Show what to do for hurry cases of first aid: Serious bleeding, heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest, stopped breathing, stroke, poisoning
Webelos REQUIREMENT 3. Show how to help a choking victim.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 4. Show how to treat for shock.
Webelos REQUIREMENT 5. Demonstrate how to treat at least five of the following:
A. Cuts and scratches, B. Burns and scalds, C. Sunburn,
D. Blisters on the hand or foot, E. Tick bites, F. Bites and stings of other insects, G. Venomous snakebites, H. Nosebleed, I. Frostbite 
Webelos REQUIREMENT 6. Put together a simple home first-aid kit. Explain what you included and how to use each item correctly.
(optional) REQUIREMENT Webelos 8. Visit with a first responder or health care professional.
Webelos Homework: Project Family #5 and #6 (The holidays are a great time to plan fun family outings and fix-it projects! Most family do a family outing for Christmas that can count!)

Webelos 5. With the help of an adult, inspect your home and its surroundings. Make a list of hazards or security problems you find. Correct one problem you found, and tell what you did.
6a. Hold a family meeting to plan an exciting family activity. The activity could include:
·       A family reunion
·       A family night
·       A family outing

Meeting 10 Den Christmas Party! (LDS: Faith Activity Lesson #2 for protestant emblem))
Wolf
Bear
Webelos

LDS religious Emblem: Learning and Living the Gospel #6
Homework check: Project Family #5, #6
(LDS: Share the story of the first Christmas in America)
#6 Tell a story from the Book of Mormon that teaches about faith in Jesus Christ. Share your testimony of the Savior.
Reminder:  Webelos should have held a family meeting, if not follow up with parents and fixed a hazard in their home, if not done set a goal with a parent to get it done by next den meetingJ

Meeting 11 Germ Scientist Activity (you can easily substitue Code of the Wolf (simplest prep), Digging the Past, or Air of the Wolf, make a plan to do all requirements in two weeks)
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Call of the Wild #4b
Germs Alive #1, #2, #3

Homework check: Project Family #5, #6
Wolf REQUIREMENT 4. Show or demonstrate what to do:
4B. To keep from spreading your germs.
Wolf REQUIREMENT 1. Wash your hands while singing the “germ song.”
Wolf REQUIREMENT 2. Play Germ Magnet with your den or your family. Wash your hands afterward. (note: I like the whitish, rainbowy glitter best for this it feels the most like germs)
Wolf REQUIREMENT 3. Conduct the sneeze demonstration. (a spray bottle is also like a sneeze and might be fun for the boys)
Homework: (LDS religious emblem) Bears take home and read Proclamation to the World.
Reminder:

Meeting 12 Slime, Mold, and Job Charts Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Germs Alive #4, #5, #6

Project Family #3, #4
Wolf REQUIREMENT 4. Conduct the mucus demonstration with your den or family.  
(to make mucous, since the book is CONFUSING: write the steps to the following recipe on strips of paper and let the boys draw jobs.  
1-mix ¼ C warm water and ½ tsp borax,
2-pour a 4 oz bottle of glue into a bowl and then fill the glue bottle with water and add that to the bowl
3- mix water and glue,
4-(leader do this) add food coloring (green or neon green also an option is to add 2 Tbs glow in the dark paint),
5- pour dissolved borax into glue bowl, stir a bit (if they even can)
6-(leader do this!!!) pour muck into 1 qt freezer ziploc
7-(all boys) take turns squishing ten times each, remove from bag and do mucous demonstration, then divide into separate baggies to take home.
Wolf REQUIREMENT 5. Start  (grow) a mold culture. At a den or pack meeting, show what formed. (liquid and heat help the mold grow fastest, a homemade pancake or homemade bread will grow mold faster than storebought bread, make sure the boys know NOT to open the mold culture baggie at the end.  Also keep one mold culture  at den meeting for the boys to see over the next few weeks)
Wolf REQUIREMENT 6. Make a clean room chart, and do your chores for at least one week
Webelos 3. Show your understanding of your duty to family by creating a chart listing the jobs that you and other family members have at home. Choose three of the jobs you are responsible for, and chart them for two weeks.
Webelos 4. Select a job that belongs to another family member, and help that person complete it.
Some examples would be to create a grocery shopping list for the week, to take out trash for a week, to do the laundry for your family one time, to prepare meals for your family for one day, or to complete some yard work.
Wolf (all) Homework: Let your mold grow and take a picture for to show the den, do your job chart for a week.
Bear Homework: Share the list of things (job chart can include smiles, hugs, and service etc) you can do to strengthen family and make a happy home.
Webelos Homework: Job chart should include: Help a family member complete a job.

Meeting 13 Construction Site Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos

Baloo the Builder #1(part 1), #2
Build It (optional) #1, #2 part 1 #4
Building a Better World #6d
If this fieldtrip won't have a hands on component, you can bring a toolbox to the fieldtrip and discuss the tools, uses, and safety while on site to provide a more hands on experience and to fulfill more requirements.  You will also discuss what will be needed for the upcoming wood projects.  Also discuss energy in the community and the type of energy this new construction will use.
Bear REQUIREMENT 1 (part 1). Discover which hand tools are the best ones to have in your toolbox. Learn the rules for using these tools safely. Practice with at least four of these tools before beginning a project.
Bear REQUIREMENT 2. Select, plan, and define the materials for the project you will complete in requirement 3.
Webelos 1. Learn about some basic tools and the proper use of each tool. Learn about and understand the need for safety when you work with tools.
Webelos 2. With the guidance of your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, select a carpentry project
Webelos 4. Learn about a construction career. With your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, visit a construction site, and interview someone working in a construction career.
Webelos 6. Do at least one of these:
d. Learn about energy use in your community and in other parts of the world. (for example at the construction site will the building be electric or gas powered?  How will the future building use energy?)
Webelos Homework: Project Family #5
Reminder:

Meeting 14 Wood Working Activity (this may take two den meetings)
Wolf
Bear
Webelos

Baloo the Builder #1(part 2) #3, #4
Build It #2 part 2, #3
Bear REQUIREMENT 1 (part 2) Practice with at least four of these tools before beginning a project.
Bear REQUIREMENT 3. Assemble your materials, and build one useful project (like bookends or a birdhouse) and one fun project (like a tic tac toe board) using wood.
Bear REQUIREMENT 4. Apply a finish to one of your projects.
Webelos 2. With the guidance of your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, select a carpentry project and build it. 
(having the boys do a pinewood derby car at home can be the fun project with a finish applied)
Webelos 3. List the tools that you use safely as you build your project; create a list of materials needed to build your project. Put a checkmark next to the tools on your list that you used for the first time.
Homework:
Reminder:

Meeting 15 Flag Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Council Fire #1
Paws for Action #1
(LDS emblem Serving Others #8 or do later at citizenship activity)
Building a Better World #1
Scouting Adventure #3a,b,c,d
Outdoorsman #1("plan" is same as #3d above)
Learn about Flags, Patrols, and Make a den flag.  (optionally a den job chart as well), just for fun some or all of the boys could make Rice Krispie Flags (see instructions at end of this document).  Some dens might fill the whole time coming up with a den name and making a flag.  Other dens that don’t like crafting or don’t have a Webelos might prefer just adding a name to a pre-made flag with the Pack number and scout emblem and then spending their time making edible treats.
A simple den flag could include handprints of all the boys and pack number, 
for more fun you could choose a den symbol from online clipart and print it on iron-on decals.  My boys drew their den symbol on the flag with fabric markers and then they all signed it.
Wolf REQUIREMENT 1. With your den or pack, participate in a flag ceremony, and learn how to properly care for and fold the flag.
Bear REQUIREMENT 1. Learn about our nation’s flag. Display it at home for one month. Say the Pledge of Allegiance and learn its meaning.
(optional, may do at the citizenship activity later in year)
for LDS religious emblem
Read the twelfth article of faith. Discuss what it means to be a good citizen and how your actions can affect others. (video, may not play in Chrome, try a different browser).
Webelos Building Better World REQUIREMENT 1. Explain the history of the United States flag. Show how to properly display the flag in public, and help lead a flag ceremony.
Scouting Adventure Webelos 3. Practice the patrol method in your den for one month by doing the following:
a. Explain the patrol method. Describe the types of patrols that might be part of a
Boy Scout troop.
b. Hold an election to choose the patrol leader.
c. Develop a patrol name and emblem (if your den does not already have one), as
well as a patrol flag and yell. Explain how a patrol name, emblem, flag, and yell create patrol spirit.   
d. As a patrol, make plans to participate in a Boy Scout troop’s campout or other outdoor activity.
Bear Homework: Display flag at home for one month
Reminder:

Meeting 16 Community Service Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Council Fire #2

Serving Others #9 (optional)
Paws for Action #4A (assign 3B or 3C)
Duty to God in Action #2 (and assign two from #3, #4, #5)
Wolf REQUIREMENT 2. Participate in a community service project with your pack, den, or family.
LDS Faith in God: Serving Others: service activity of your choice
Bear REQUIREMENT 4. Do at least one of the following.
 4A. Do a cleanup project that benefits your community.

Webelos  2. Under the direction of your parent, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, do an act of service for someone in your community. Talk about your service with your family. Tell your family how it related to doing your duty to God.
Bear Homework: finish Paws for Action 3B or 3C
Bear 3B. Make a list of emergency numbers and discuss with your family where the list should be kept. Show your family that you know how to call for help in an emergency. Talk with your family about people who could help you if a parent is not available.
Bear 3C. With your family, develop a plan to follow in case of an emergency, and practice the plan at least three times. Your family can determine the emergency, or you can develop several plans.
**Webelos 30 day Homework**: Choose two Duty to God in Action requirements from #4, #5, or #6, discuss your community service project with your family and tell your family how it related to doing your duty to God.  This is vital to earning the Arrow of Light do not procrastinate!!!
Webelos 4. With your parent, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, discuss and make a plan to do two things you think will help you better do your duty to God. Do these things for a month.
Webelos 5. Discuss with your family how the Scout Oath and Scout Law relate to your beliefs about duty to God.
Webelos 6. For at least a month, pray or reverently meditate each day as taught by your family or faith community.
Reminder: Work as a patrol and follow den duties chart

Meeting 17 Pocket Knife and Knots Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
homework check: Council Fire #2
Bear Claws #1, #2, #3 part 1
Homework Check: Paws for Action #3B or #3C
Outdoorsman #3
Scouting Adventure #6
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action
Bear Homework: a second carving or do this at a make-up den meeting.
Webelos Homework:  Work on Duty to God in Action
Reminder: Work as a patrol and follow den duties chart

Meeting 18: Comedy Activity  (also LDS religious emblem)
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Howling at the Moon #1 #2
homework check: Council Fire #2
Developing Talents #3
Roaring Laughter #1, #2
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action
Discuss communication, laughter is a kind of body language, speaking is another way we communicate.
Practice tongue twisters (each boy could read a page from Bear Handbook or Dr. Seuss Fox in Sox)
Make up a short skit, poem, or story on a gospel topic
Webelos Homework: plan a short game that makes you laugh for next den meeting (such as a minute to win it type game)
Webelos Homework:  Work on Duty to God in Action
Reminder:

Meeting 19 Comedy and Campfire Activity (Lesson #3 protestant emblem)
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
Howling at the Moon #1, #3, #4 (at pack night if possible)
Roaring Laughter #4, #5
Building a Better World #5
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action
Share jokes such as those on Laffy Taffy.  Play games that make you laugh such as the minute to win it “face the cookie”.  Discuss the parts of a Campfire Program from Wolf Handbook.  Work on skits/poems/stories as their part of the Campfire Program.  Let Webelos share their game.
Homework: Howling at the Moon #4 perform at pack night if possible, otherwise den meeting.
Webelos Homework:  Work on Duty to God in Action
Reminder:

Meeting 20 History Activity (LDS religious emblem, Lesson #4 for protestant emblem)
Wolf
Bear
Webelos

Learning and Living the Gospel #2
Paws for Action #2A (LDS religious emblem: Joseph Smith and one other)
Project Family #1 and #2 (homework)
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action
Find out about Joseph Smith (a famous American) so that you can share what you have learned in a FHE lesson about his first vision to your family (you will also discuss with your family how Heavenly Father answers sincere prayers).  Find out about one other famous American.
Bear Homework: Teach an FHE lesson to your family about Joseph Smith’s first vision and how Heavenly Father answer’s sincere prayers.
Reminder:
Bear Homework: Give FHE lesson
Webelos Homework: Project Family #1 and #2
Webelos 1. Interview a grandparent, another family elder, or a family friend about what life was like when he or she was growing up
Webelos 2. With members of your family or a family friend, discuss some of your family names, history, traditions, and culture. 
All boys Homework: Bring Grandparents names to next den meeting and a family story to share.
Webelos Homework:  Work on Duty to God in Action

Meeting 21 Family History Activity (class 4 for protestant emblem)
Wolf
Bear
Webelos

Learning and Living the Gospel #8
Project Family #2 (can discuss)
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action
1. Interview a grandparent, another family elder, or a family friend about what life was like when he or she was growing up.
2. With members of your family or a family friend, discuss some of your family names, history, traditions, and culture. Do one of the following:
a. Create a family tree of three generations.
Wolf & Bear: Fill in a pedigree chart with your name and your parents’ and grandparents’ names. Fill in a family group record for your family and eat snacks while sharing a humorous family stories. Discuss how performing temple work blesses families.
Webelos 2. With members of your family or a family friend, discuss some of your family names, history, traditions, and culture.  


Webelos Homework:  Work on Duty to God in Action
Reminder:

Meeting 22 Animals Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos

Fur, Feathers, Ferns [#2 or #4], #3
Outdoorsman #1
Outdoorsman #2 (or at day camp)
Outdoorsman #4 (or at day camp)
Homework Check: Duty to God in Action

Homework:
Reminder:

Meeting 23 Webelos Only Scouting Adventure Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos


Scouting Adventure #1a,b,c,#2a,b,c,d, 5a,b
Homework: Attend an outdoor Scout activity

Meeting 24 Citizenship Activity
Wolf
Bear
Webelos

Fellowship and Duty to God #3A
(LDS religious knot Serving Others #8)
Building a Better World #2, #3, #4
Bear 3.a. (With this activity LDS cub scouts should have completed the religious emblem).  Earn the religious emblem of your faith.
Read the twelfth article of faith. Discuss what it means to be a good citizen and how your actions can affect others. (video, may not play in Chrome, try a different browser).
Webelos Requirement 2  Learn about and describe your rights and duties as a citizen, and explain what it means to be loyal to your country.
Webelos Requirement 3 Discuss in your Webelos den the term “rule of law,” and talk about how it applies to you in your everyday life.
Webelos Requirement 4 Meet with a government leader, and learn about his or her role in your community. Discuss with the leader an important issue facing your community.  Play a game or sport, think about how the “rule of law” affects the game.

Meeting 25 Cub Day Camp, Webelos Woods
Wolf
Bear
Webelos
*Day Camp completes most/all of Call of the Wild, which gives the boys the intended Wolf Cub Scout experience of two outdoor activities even though Call of the Wild and Paws on the Path were earned simultaneously earlier in the year to accommodate the combined den.
Fur, Feathers, Ferns [#2 or #4], #3

Outdoorsman #1
Outdoorsman #2 (if not done yet)
Outdoorsman #4 (if not done yet)




Sample Program Year Starting mid-August (including LDS religious emblem)

August
1- Fitness Activity

Pack Night

September
2- Sports Activity
3- Introduction to Duty to God Activity
4- Get Ready To Hike Activity

Pack Night
October
5-Hiking Activity
6-Menu Activity
7-Outdoor Cooking Activity

Pack Night


November
8-Gratitude Activity (Optional Veteran’s Day Activity)
9-First Aid Activity

Pack Night
December
17-pocket knife activity #1
10-Christmas Party Activity



January
11-Germ Scientist Activity
12-Slime and Job Chart Activity
13-Construction Site Field Trip

Pack Night
February
14-Building Activity
15-Flag Activity
16-Serving Others Activity

Blue & Gold Banquet (Webelos Rank Advancement)

March
17-Pocket Knife Activity #2 (21-Family History, or make-up den meeting)
18-Comedy
19-Campfire and Comedy

Pack Night (Wolf rank advancement)

April
Spring Break
20-History Activity (or make-up)
21-Family History Activity (or make-up)

Pack Night

May
22-Animals Activity
23-Scouting Adventure 
24-Citizenship Activity 

Pack Night (Bear rank advancement)
June
25-Cub Day Camp, Webelos Woods
26-elective #1 (any rank)
27-electives #1(any rank)

Pack Night (Arrow of Light rank advancement)

July
28-elective #2 (any rank)
29-elective #2 (any rank)
30-make up den meeting or shooting sports awards

Pack Night


The 1 year combined schedule is based on the old “Cub Scout Manual B for combined delivery”.  

Den meetings are set aside to work on the religious emblem with specific suggestions for LDS (six requirements) and Protestant (1 intro plus 4 lessons).  The Catholic Religious emblem specifies that the instruction be done by parents in about 6 weeks, but there could be one den meeting with parents and Cubs to introduce the program.  Information about each faith’s religious award is available online.  This plan has boys count earning the religious emblem toward the Bear Faith and Fellowship Adventure.  

Boys attend each week and although there may be weeks where no specific requirements for their rank are met, the overall program will allow them to receive their advancement each year.  

It is critical to have an attendance chart and a homework chart at each meeting so you know which requirements each boy has completed. 

If a boy misses den meeting he should make up the missed requirements at home if at all possible.  Each Den leader needs all three books (Wolf, Bear, Webelos).   Den Leader Guides are nice resources too.

This manual is designed to start at the beginning of the school year in order to have seasonal requirements at appropriate times during the year.  

This manual can easily be adapted for Wolf and Bear den only or Bear and Webelos only.

It looks like there are too many requirements for each den meeting, but many of the requirements overlap or can be made to overlap.  If there is too much information for the attention spans, pre-make things, go into less depth, simplify for the boys, don’t get bogged down!!!   There are two make-up activities early in the year, try to work ahead (perhaps sub in meeting 20 and 21) in case you have to cancel a den meeting later in the year you will be able to stay on schedule.

Cub Scouts are allowed to receive belt loops at Den Meetings as soon as they are earned if so desired.  (This makes sense if every boy in the pack is getting the same awards.)

 Religious Emblem Requirements, LDS:(see Faith in God booklet for boys)
Learning and Living
the Gospel
Serving Others
Developing Talents
 #2 Give a family home evening lesson on Joseph Smith’s First Vision (see Joseph Smith—History 1:1–20). Discuss how Heavenly Father answers our sincere prayers.
Meeting 20 
#2 Write a letter to a teacher, your parents, or your grand- parents telling them what you appreciate and respect about them.
Meeting 8
#3 Write a poem, story, or short play that teaches a principle of the gospel or is about Heavenly Father’s creations.
Meetings 18 &19
#5 Give an opening and a closing prayer in family home evening or at Primary. Share your feelings about how prayer protects us and helps us to stay close to Heavenly Father and the Savior.
Meeting 3
#8 Read the twelfth article of faith.  Discuss what it means to be a good citizen and how your actions can affect others.

Meeting 24

#6 Tell a story from the Book of Mormon that teaches about faith in Jesus Christ. Share your testimony of the Savior.
Meeting 10


#8 Prepare a pedigree chart with your name and your parents’ and grandparents’ names. Prepare a family group record for your family and share a family story. Discuss how performing temple work blesses families.
Meeting 21



Religious Emblem Requirements, Protestant and Independent Congregations (See praypub.org)
God and Me (Grades 1-3)
God and Family (Grades 4-6)

 Introduction to P.R.A.Y. curriculum (Meeting 3)

 Introduction to P.R.A.Y. curriculum
God Created Me GAMEBox (Meeting 8)
Crust-Foundation – We are God’s Family
Jesus is God’s Gift to Me GAMEBox (Meeting 10)
Sauce – Family Heritage, Spiritual Heritage
I Can Talk With God GAMEBox (Meeting 20)
Toppings – Our Talents and Gifts Strengthen Our Families
Because God Cares for Me, I Can Care for Others GAMEBox (Meeting 21)
*      Interview with Pastor


Cheese – In God’s Family We’re Loved No Matter What! Because We’re Loved, We Follow Rules
*      Interview with Pastor


Religious Emblem Requirements Catholic: Parvuli Dei (4-6 hours)
    Each Cub have his own Activity Book (Parvuli Dei Activity Book, Publication Date: 2003).
    The book is designed for the Cub and his parent or guardian to work together.
    The Cub will be required to make a banner as part of the requirements.

Program Objectives
    To help the Scout of his age develop an awareness of God's love for each one of His special, unique created beings.
    To help the Scout become aware and understand his identity as an important member of his family, his community, and as a member of the Family of God.
    To continue to develop an awareness as members of the parish and the Body of Christ.

    To aid the Scout in his awareness of the responsibilities that grow out of God's love for us.
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Teaching the boys to love and revere our flag and nation is such an important part of scouting and is just a bit easier with food, so I though I would share this fun, simple idea.

Flag Fun:

Rice Krispie Treat Flags to celebrate our great country! kitchenfun3sons@gmail.com made these fun Rice Krispie Treat Flags.  They are so easy to make!  They used pre-made Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treat Bars, Red and Blue Fruit Roll Ups, Red Candies, & Star Sprinkles (could sub little pieces of marshmallow or other small white candy, chip, or frosting).
We opened and placed all of our Rice Krispie Treat Bars on our work surface. Cut the red Fruit Roll Ups in half down the middle like this…


Press the strips on the treat bar and cut off at the edges with kitchen scissors. Cut the blue fruit roll up in squares and do the same. The Star Sprinkles will also stick without using frosting. Press them on…





14 comments:

Deanna said...

Wow, thanks for sharing your schedule. I was recently called as cub master in my ward. I'm also in charge of den meetings with the help of a parent. Long before I came in our cub scouts haven't done any requirements from the new cub scout program, no one has been advancing and no pack meetings either. We have a small group of about 4-7 plus some siblings. 3 of our scouts are actually 11 but they have been meeting with us since they don't have an ll year old leader. I've never been a cub scout leader before and I'm feeling so overwhelmed on figuring out the new program and how to implement it in our small group. Do you have any advice or suggestions? Help!

Regina said...

The link at the top of the page for how to combine dens is another idea you could look at and a bit simpler, it focuses on offering a balanced sample of cub scouting adventures throughout the year. This helps leaders to plan more easily when they only have to focus on one set of requirements at a time. We've been doing this for a year and the boys love it! (A year ago they all hated cub scouts, now den meeting attendance is way up and they are always curious about what badge is next.) We offer whatever adventure badges our oldest boys need most. The oldest boy keeps changing as birthdays come and go, but all the younger boys have about the same adventures, so when most of the boys have webelos stuff done, we can do more bear and wolf stuff. I just try to be consistent about have a den meeting each week and completing an adventure per month.

Here is a link to a 4-month program for 11-year old scouts, http://www.utahscouts.org/openrosters/DocDownload.aspx?id=158999 With three 11-year olds--their advancement requirements would be my priority. 11 yr olds need to achieve the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class by the time they turn 12. Much is completed at camp, so if they are done then work on Webelos or Bear stuff. If I had to skip a rank advancement it would be Wolf and Bear because they aren't pre-requisite for the Arrow of Light. If your area does merit badge classes, have the boys take First Aid, because it passes off a lot of requirements for 11-year olds.

We plan our Pack Meetings like a family home evening group (since we are such a small group of families), that makes them valuable to parents because they have an extra FHE planned for them once a month. I love teaching the importance of FHE and doing scouts all in one. We usually have a gathering activity, flag Ceremony, Lesson (Trustworthy, Loyal, etc), game and treat, in 1 hour, plus we pass out any awards they have earned in den meeting. Since its just you in charge with no committee, you could perhaps let each boy's family take turns each month giving the lesson and coming up with a game and treat to get the families even more invested in scouting. This would give you a much needed preparation week for den meetings each month!

Your little combined group sounds great, in LDS packs/troops scouting is a training program for priesthood service. Learning to participate actively in a den is most important because it simulates what they will do in the future (the actual requirements they do is a bit less important). To form a comparison, now the boys wear a scout uniform to den meeting which will someday be replaced with a white shirt and tie. They go to weekly den meetings which will some day be district meetings, they go to pack meetings that will some day be zone conferences. They learn and study in scouts above and beyond school and as priesthood holders they will serve other people above and beyond what is expected. Some requirements are easy, some take a lot of work--you have to be willing to do the easy AND the hard stuff just the same as when they some day teach people or take on different priesthood assignments. As scouts, they go on cold camping trips with strange camping food which might some day be a 2-year trip to a foreign country with even stranger foods and languages, but they will be prepared because they've done it before on a smaller scale in scouts and succeeded.

Deanna said...

Thank you Regina! What a beautiful comparison of scouting to missionary service! If I'm understanding you correctly from your combining dens page, it is taking the boys 18 months to earn their advancements? This may be a silly question...but is that allowed? I see how important it is the adapt the program to units who are small like ours. From your description it sounds like only the older boys are earning advancements or are you combining adventures from each age group and working on them all simultaneously so that each boy can earn adventure belt loops at your pack meetings? I like how you treat your pack meeting like an extra FHE. I can wrap my head around that!

Regina said...

Yes, it takes 18 months for each advancement in a 2 den pack. The first advancement is the Wolf/Bear advancement where they earn both of those patches (they will need 6 required Wolf, 6 required Bear and at least one elective adventure for each). The second is when they earn their Webelos/Arrow of Light. Combining Webelos and Arrow of Light is so common that the Cub Scouts have combined that into one book!

In a 3 year den (Wolf, Bear, Webelos, AOL) they would get all four patches at the end which seems a little silly to me, I'm not sure I would worry about awarding the individual rank patches, I'd probably just do the Arrow of Light. I might give them my own award for every 6 required adventures, so they would have milestones along the way to their Arrow of Light. We order pins for special awards that are extremely popular with the boys, we get 25 1" pins for $5 from Cheapest Buttons on Etsy. You could have a Wolf Button, a Bear Button, and a Webelos button or something like that. Moms like them too because they don't have to be sewn on:)

The exact age of a Wolf or Bear or Webelos is extremely flexible as well, some cub scout dens are based on school level which could have an age variation of 24 months and LDS dens are based on birthday, which often has cubs working on adventures from a different school year than intended. The 18-month den works very well, it is allowed as long as they only work on Wolf/Bear adventures in the Wolf/Bear den and only do Webelos/AOL adventures in the Webelos/AOL den. In a 3-year den they can work on any of the adventures at any time.

Deanna said...

Love the update! Very user friendly. I finally have the rest of our year scheduled out... playing catch-up for our 2 cub scouts, but I'm going to transition to your schedule in January since I'll have new 8 year olds coming in and I'll actively be working with all 3 dens...combined! Please feel free to come on over to my website at www.deannawelch.com and see what we've been doing with our small combined den! Thanks for posting this schedule!

Natalie said...

Can you send me a digital file of this? I can highlight/copy/paste but I'm assuming your file would be better formatted :) I have 3 Webelos and 1 Bear - this may save my bacon!

Regina said...

sent it, just ignore the wolf stuff and you are good to go!

Merrilie Rackham said...

could you please send me a digital file of the schedule? Thank you for all the work you have done.

Corey Byrnes said...

This is awesome! Just called into the cub scout program. I was trying to figure out how to work on all the different badges at the same time. We are a small unit with only 6 boys, 2 for each rank. I think this schedule will work well for us. Can you send me a digital file of the schedule? Thank you for your hard work.

Regina said...

If you use the contact form at the top of the page, I would be happy to send it! I have docx and pdf versions. I admire all you leaders that are willing to take on multiple ranks at once! Be creative and make everything as simple as possible! Its always nice to have time in den meeting for basketball, a target game, races, treats or something.

travelingmom said...

I noticed this was updated in June, I have one printed from March. Did you make any changes to the program between March and June? Thank you for taking the time to do this!!

Regina said...

I added Wolf-Call of the Wild. The requirements were planned for on the previous schedule, but somehow the actual badge got left off.

Lynda Cherniske said...

Love, Love, Love this.. I have been searching for ways to combine our dens. We have a total of 8 boys and I was having a difficult time lining up advancements and electives between the ranks.. Thank you so much.. If it not a both could I get a .PDF version.

Kelly Shoroye said...

This is amazing! We are combining all of our dens and this will be a lifesaver for our leaders! Could I get a copy emailed to me? Thank you so much for all of the work this took!