Webelos Parent Meeting
Scouts are flexible, fun-loving, and ready to try new things - parents can be a different story. After 2 years of being comfortable with Wolf and Bear den meetings where their son made crafts, did most everything as a group, and followed the leader, there may be some struggles with adapting to the new Webelos program.
It is important to prepare parents, get them involved appropriately, and make sure they are aware of the goals of the next two years. This sample agenda can be used as the basis for a Parent's Meeting at the beginning of your adventure. You might as well organize this meeting like a typical den meeting.
Webelos Parents Meeting
|Gathering Activity||As parents arrive, welcome them. Introduce yourself and everyone else that has already arrived (good exercise for you). Have a Game of Last Match going that they can join.|
You might also want to have beverages available.
|Opening Ceremony||Hand out Cub Scout Promise, Boy Scout Oath, Outdoor Code on paper.|
Recite Pledge of Allegiance.
Recite Cub Scout Promise.
|Skills Activity||Present these important points to the parents.|
|Game Break||Split into 2 or 3 teams and play a Game of Build It.|
Have a short reflection about who led, how it went, how these sorts of activities build teamwork, leadership, physical skills as well as social skills.
|Closing||Recite Boy Scout Oath and Outdoor Code from handouts.|
Retire the Flag.
|Snack||Have beverages and snack available.|
Set aside 10-15 minutes for parents to converse and ask you questions.
|Clean Up||Mention that the denner is responsible for clean up and that means asking the other scouts to help him, not do it all himself.|
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