We have a fairly large pack (70 cubs) and had a Pack meeting in a local park the month before our Fall family campout last year. We setup stations and then the cubs went round robin in a group with their rank.
We had stations for:
Tents - general how to and where to setup, what not to bring into a tent, etc.
Knives - we setup an “axe yard” at camp that is the only place we allow whittling and knife work around camp, too many kids running around camp. Reviewed knife policies and safety.
Fire - setup a fire (unlit) and discussed fire safety and expectations for the campout.
Cub Scout 6 - what Cubs should bring for hikes (and a day wandering around council campgrounds).
The event worked great. Lots of questions were answered. It was the meeting to pay for the campout. We had a lot of people sign up to come camping who hadn’t planned on it before the meeting.
We did something similar for Pinewood Derby. At the meeting when we distributed the kits we had round robin stations for:
What’s in the kit - a literal unboxing and what the pieces are.
Design ideas - old cars shown
Rules - covered the rules and paid particular attention to the ones that trip people up at check-in.
Tips and Tricks - weights, lubrication, aerodynamics.
I think we’ll do more of these round robin meetings this year to keep the groups small and limit intermingling. I just hope people still come out to the Pack meetings and activities