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[rec.scouting.*] Leader Hints (FAQ 13)
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> I'm going to be a Wolf leader this year and I don't have a clue!!  I
> don't know where to start!  Can anyone give me some guidance?

A previous poster has already said this very well.
Keep them busy.
Keep them busy.
Keep them busy.

Here are a few more ideas (not in any order).
  -  Go to scout den leader training.  Offered by district in the fall and spri
ng.
  -  Consult with your den leader coach (if avail) for ideas.
  -  Talk to other current or past den leaders for ideas.
  -  Go to roundtables for ideas.  Offered monthly by district.
  -  Talk to parents of the scouts for ideas.
  -  Get the parents involved.
  -  You are the leader of the den.  Not the den slave.
  -  Have the parents commit to organizing weekly den activities which you lead
.
  -  Get a den leader assistant.
  -  Get a den cheif from a nearby boy scout troup.
  -  Assign a denner and assistant denner (wolf scouts in your den) to help
     with the meetings.  You might want to practive the activitys with them
     before the meetings.
  -  Don't try to do it all.  I've been there!
  -  Have fun.  You will survive.
  -  Leading the den at den and pack activities is enough for one person.
  -  Go to monthly pack committee meetings to keep up with pack activities.

* From: carolyn.marlowe@sanctum.com

In the past couple of years we've done the following: had someone from a Museum
bring live wild mammals and reptiles (small) native to our state, skating,
bowling, a picnic in the park, see a minor league baseball game, go to Mideival
Times, Buccaneer Bay (water park), Santa Claus visit, volleyball, badmiton,
obstacle course, ice cream sundae, and much more.  Do you use the Program
Helps?  I find it to be very helpful in planing the Pack Meetings, plus the
"Den and Pack Ceremonies" book has a lot of neat ceremonies for Advancements
that the boys (and parents) enjoy.  They both really enjoyed one of the ones
for Arror of Light that I did last year.  Another ceremony that was a big hit
was the one for Bear (searching for them).

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