You want to start a new Meteor project? Instead of starting from scratch with an empty directory and no packages, you could take an existing boilerplate. There’s no official boilerplate, but a number of them are provided by the community.
The list contains at least the link to the respective Github page. I haven’t tested them, as I created the list as starting point to find a suitable boilerplate for my next Meteor project.
And what else?
The boilerplate by @matteodem contains the command line utility orion to generate the folder structure for the application.
iron-cli is a scaffolding tool for Meteor, which generates the directory structure for Blaze templates, collections, routers, etc. (Tutorial)
Yeoman is a tool for all kinds of web applications, and Google finds various generators for Meteor applications, e.g. for Angular (very active project) and React.
A different approach ist taken by Meteor Kitchen. The complete application including views, models, navigation structure is generated by a single configuration file. Unfortunately, the project is not published as open source (yet).
I’m still choosing the starting point. Let me know your opinion by commenting on this post.