1. Feats of Skill
(Wolf Handbook, Page 38)
- NOTE for Akela: If a physician certifies that a Cub Scout's physical condition for an indeterminable time won't permit him to do three of these requirements, the Cubmaster and pack committee may authorize substitution of any three Arrow Point electives.
- a. Play catch with someone 10 steps away. Play until you can throw and catch.
- b. Walk a line back and forth. Do it sideways too. Then walk the edge of a board six steps each way.
- c. Do a front roll.
- d. Do a back roll.
- e. Do a falling forward roll.
- Do one of the following (f, g, h, i, j, k, or l):
- f. See how high you can jump.
- g. Do the elephant walk, frog leap, and crab walk.
- h. Using a basic swim stroke, swim 25 feet.
- i. Tread water for 15 seconds or as long as you can. Do your best.
- j. Using a basketball or playground ball, do a -
- Chest pass
- Bounce pass.
- Overhand Pass
- k. Do a frog stand.
- l. Run or jog in place for 5 minutes.
2. Your Flag
(Wolf Handbook, Page 46)
- a. Give the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. Tell what it means.
- b. Lead a flag ceremony in your den.
- c. Tell how to respect and take care of the U.S. flag. Show three ways to display the flag.
- d. Learn about the flag of your state or territory and how to display it.
- e. Learn how to raise a U.S. flag properly for an outdoor ceremony
- f. Participate in an outdoor flag ceremony.
- g. With the help of another person, fold the U.S. flag.
3. Keep Your Body Healthy
(Wolf Handbook, Page 56)
- a. Make a chart and keep track of your health habits for two weeks.
- b. Tell four ways to stop the spread of colds.
- c. Show what to do for a small cut on your finger.
4. Know Your Home and Community
(Wolf Handbook, Page 60)
- a. Make a list of phone numbers you need in case of an emergency. Put a copy of this list by each phone or in a central place in your home. Update it often.
- b. Tell what to do if someone comes to the door and wants to come in.
- c. Tell what to do if someone calls on the phone.
- d. When you and your family leave home, remember to:
- Turn off the lights,
- Close and lock the windows,
- Turn off the water,
- Take care of your pets,
- Have my key,
- Lock all the doors.
- e. Talk with your family members. Agree on the household jobs you will be responsible for. Make a list of your jobs and mark off when you have finished them. Do this for one month. Citizenship Belt Loop #1
- f. Visit an important place in your community, such as a historic or government location. Explain why it is important. Citizenship Pin #5, #6, #7, or #10
5. Tools for Fixing and Building
(Wolf Handbook, Page 64)
- a. Point out and name seven tools. Do this at home, or go to a hardware store with an adult. Tell what each tool does.
- b. Show how to use pliers.
- c. Identify a Philips head and a standard screw. Then use the right tool to drive and then remove one from a board.
- d. Show how to use a hammer.
- e. Make a birdhouse, a set of bookends, or something else useful.
6. Start a Collection
(Wolf Handbook, Page 70)
- a. Complete the Character Connection for Positive Attitude.
- Know. Discuss with your family how a cheerful and positive attitude will help you do your best at school and in other areas of your life.
- Commit. Discuss with your family how gathering items for a collection may be difficult. How does a hopeful and cheerful attitude help you to keep looking for more items. Why is a positive attitude important?
- Practice. Practice having a positive attitude while doing the requirements for "Start a Collection."
- b. Make a collection of anything you like. Start with 10 things. Put them together in a neat way. Collecting Belt Loop #1, Geology Belt Loop #2
- c. Show and explain your collection to another person. Collecting Belt Loop #2
7. Your Living World
(Wolf Handbook, Page 74)
This achievement is also part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award and Cub Scouting's Leave No Trace Award.
- a. Complete the Character Connection for Respect.
- Know. Discuss these questions with your family: What things have people done to show a lack of respect to our world? Why is it important to respect our environment and ntural resources? How can you show respect for your environment?
- Commit. Discuss with your family how you feel when you see places in your neighborhood that have lots of litter. Name one thing you can do to help the environment.
- Practice. Practice being respectful while doing the requirements for "Your Living World."
- b. Land, air and water can get dirty. Discuss with your family ways this can happen.
- c. It takes a lot of energy to make glass, cans, and paper products. You can help save energy by collecting these items for use again. Find out how recycling is done where you live. Find out what items you can recycle.
- d. With an adult, pick up litter in your neighborhood. Wear gloves to protect your hands against germs and cuts from sharp objects.
- e. With an adult, find three stories that tell how people are protecting our world. Read and discuss them together.
- f. Besides recycling, there are other ways to save energy. List three ways you can save energy, and do them.
8. Cooking and Eating
(Wolf Handbook, Page 78)
- a. Study the Food Guide Pyramid. Name some foods from each of the food groups shown in the pyramid.
- b. Plan the meals you and your family should have for one day. List things your family should have from the food groups shown in the Food Group Pyramid. At each meal, you should have foods from at least three food groups.
- c. Help fix at least one meal for your family. Help set the table, cook the food, and wash the dishes.
- d. Fix your own breakfast. Wash and put away the dishes.
- e. With an adult, help to plan, prepare, and cook an outdoor meal.
9. Be Safe at Home and on the Street
(Wolf Handbook, Page 82)
- a. Complete the Character Connection for Responsibility.
- Know. Discuss these questions with your family: How does being responsible help us be safe? Within the past week, how did you show responsibility?
- Commit. Discuss these questions with your family: What happens when people are not responsible? What things can make you forget to be responsible? What things will help you be more responsible?
- Practice. Practice being responsible while doing the requirements for "Be Safe at Home and on the Street."
- b. WITH AN ADULT, check your home for hazards and know how to make your home safe. Citizenship Pin #4
- c. WITH AN ADULT, check your home for danger from fire. Citizenship Pin #4
- d. Practice good rules of street and road safety.
- e. Know the rules of bike safety.
10. Family Fun
(Wolf Handbook, Page 88)
- Do requirement a and do TWO of requirements 10b through 10g:
- a. Complete the Character Connection for Cooperation.
- Know. Discuss these questions with your family: What is "cooperation"? Why do people need to cooperate when they are doing things together? Name some ways that you can be helpful and cooperate with others.
- Commit. Discuss with your family what makes it hard to cooperate. How do listening, sharing, and persuading help us cooperate?
- Practice. Practice being cooperative while doing the requirements for "Family Fun."
- b. Make a game like one of these. Play it with your family.
- c. Plan a walk. Go to a park or a wooded area, or visit a zoo or museum with your family.
- d. Read a book or Boys' Life magazine with your family. Take turns reading aloud. Communicating Pin #5
- e. Decide with Akela. what you will watch on television or listen to on the radio.
- f. Attend a concert, a play, or other live program with your family. Astronomy Pin #6, Chess Belt Loop #3, Chess Pin #5
- g. Have a family Board Game night at home with members of your family.
11. Duty to God
(Wolf Handbook, Page 94)
- a. Complete the Character Connection for Faith.
- Know. What is "faith"? With your family, discuss some people who have shown their faith - who have shown an inner strength based on their trust in a higher power or cause. Discuss the good qualities of these people.
- Commit. Discuss these questions with your family: What problems did these faithful people overcome to follow or practice their beliefs? What challenges might you face in doing your duty to God? Who can help you with these challenges?
- Practice. Practice your faith while doing the requirements for "Duty to God."
- b. Talk with your family about what they believe is their duty to God.
- c. Give two ideas on how you can practice or demonstrate your religious beliefs. Choose one and do it.
- d. Find out how you can help your church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or religious fellowship.
12. Making Choices
(Wolf Handbook, Page 100)
- Do requirement a and do FOUR of requirements 12b through 12k:
- a. Complete the Character Connection for Courage.
- Know. Discuss with your family what "courage" is. Review the requirements and discuss how you might need courage in each one to do what is right.
- Commit. Give some examples of when it is hard to do the right thing. Discuss with your family times that it might take courage to be honest and kind. Tell about a time in your life when you needed to be brave and courageous to do the right thing.
- Practice. Practice learning about courage while doing the requirements for "Making Choices." With family members, act out the choices you would make for some of the requirements.
- b. There is an older boy who hangs around Jason's school. He tries to give drugs to the children. What would you do if you were Jason?
- c. Lee is home alone. The phone rings. When Lee answers, a stranger asks if Lee's mother is home. She is not. Lee is alone. What would you do if you were Lee?
- d. Justin is new to your school. He has braces on his legs and walks with a limp. Some of the kids at school tease him. They want you to tease him, too. What would you do?
- e. Juan is on a walk with his little sister. A car stops and a man asks them to come over to the car. What would you do if you were Juan?
- f. Matthew's grandmother gives him money to buy an ice-cream cone. On the way to the store, a bigger boy asks for money and threatens to hit Matthew if he does not give him some money. If you were Matthew what would you do?
- g. Chris and his little brother are home alone in the afternoon. A woman knocks on the door and says she wants to read the meter. She is not wearing a uniform. What would you do if you were Chris?
- h. Sam is home alone. He looks out the window and sees a man trying to break into a neighbor's back door. What would you do if you were Sam?
- i. Mr. Palmer is blind. He has a guide dog. One day as he is crossing the street, some kids whistle and call to the dog. They want you and your friends to call the dog, too. What would you do?
- j. Some kids who go to Bob's school want him to steal candy and gum from a store, which they can share later. Bob knows this is wrong, but he wants to be popular with these kids. What would you do if you were Bob?
- k. Paul and his little sister are playing outdoors. A very friendly, elderly woman stops and watches the children for a while. Paul doesn't know the woman. She starts to talk to them and offers to take Paul's little sister on a walk around the block. What would you do?
- Complete each of the following Wolf required adventures with your den or family:
- a. Call of the Wild
- b. Council Fire
- c. Duty to God Footsteps
- d. Howling at the Moon
- e. Paws on the Path
- f. Running With the Pack
- Complete one Wolf elective adventure of your den or family’s choosing.
- With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*
*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian.
Wolf CORE Adventure Requirements
Wolf Adventure: Call of the Wild
- While a Wolf Scout, attend a pack or family campout. If your chartered organization does not permit Cub Scout camping, you may substitute a family campout or a daylong outdoor activity with your den or pack.
- Show how to tie an overhand knot and a square knot.
- While on a den or family outing, identify four different types of animals. Explain how you identified them.
- With your family or den, make a list of possible weather changes that might happen on your campout according to the time of year you are camping. Tell how you will be prepared for each one.
- Show that you are ready to be a Wolf Scout by demonstrating what to do for the following:
- a. A stranger approaches you, your family, or your belongings.
- b. A natural disaster such as an earthquake or flood happens.
- c. Before eating, you wash your hands properly to keep yourself safe.
- On the campout, participate with your family or den in a campfire show. Prepare a skit or song, and then present it at the campfire for everyone else.
- Do the following:
- a. Recite the Outdoor Code with your leader.
- b. Recite the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. Talk about how these principles support the Outdoor Code.
- c. After your campout, list the ways you demonstrated being careful with fire.
Wolf Adventure: Council Fire
- Work with your den to develop a den duty chart, and perform these tasks for one month.
- Do the following:
- a. Discover information about the plants and animals in your area. Discuss with your den and den leader how people living nearby can affect the lives of these plants and animals.
- b. Learn about the changes in your community, and create a project to show your den how the community has changed.
- c. Select one issue in your community, and present to your den your ideas for a solution to the problem.
- Do the following:
- a. Attend the pack committee leaders’ meeting. Present ideas to the pack committee regarding your service project.
- b. Work together on a community service project.
- Talk to a military veteran, law enforcement officer, member of the fire department, or someone else who works for the community. Talk about his or her service to the community. After you have visited with the individual, write a short thank you note.
- Do the following:
- a. Learn about the three R’s of recycling: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Discover a way to do each of these at home, at school, or in your community.
- b. Make your own recycling center, or contribute to an existing one.
- c. Create a den project from recyclables for a pack meeting.
Wolf Adventure: Duty to God Footsteps
Complete requirements 1 and 2.
- Do both of these:
- a. Visit a religious monument or site where people might show reverence.
- b. Create a visual display of your visit with your den or your family, and show how it made you feel reverent or helped you better understand your duty to God.
- Complete 2a and at least two of requirements 2b–2d.
- a. Give two ideas on how you can practice your duty to God. Choose one, and do it for a week.
- b. Read a story about people or groups of people who came to America to enjoy religious freedom.
- c. Learn and sing a song that could be sung in reverence before or after meals or one that gives encouragement, reminds you of how to show reverence, or demonstrates your duty to God.
- d. Offer a prayer, meditation, or reflection with your family, den, or pack.
Wolf Adventure: Howling at the Moon
- Show you can communicate in at least two different ways.
- Work with your den to create an original skit.
- Work together with your den to plan, prepare, and rehearse a campfire program to present to your families at a den meeting.
- Practice and perform your role for a pack campfire program.
Wolf Adventure: Paws on the Path
- Show you are prepared to hike safely by putting together the Cub Scout Six Essentials to take along on your hike.
- Tell what the buddy system is and why we always use it in Cub Scouts.
- Describe what you should do if you get separated from your group while hiking.
- Choose the appropriate clothing to wear on your hike based on the expected weather.
- Before hiking, recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. After hiking, discuss how you showed respect for wildlife.
- Go on a 1-mile hike with your den or family. Watch and record two interesting things that you’ve never seen before.
- Name two birds, two bugs, and two animals that live in your area. Explain how you identified them.
- Draw a map of an area near where you live using common map symbols. Show which direction is north on your map.
Wolf Adventure: Running With the Pack
- Play catch with someone in your den or family who is standing 10 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 ability.
- Practice balancing as you walk forward, backward, and sideways.
- Practice flexibility and balance by doing a front roll, a back roll, and a frog stand.
- Play a sport or game with your den or family, and show good sportsmanship.
- Do at least two of the following: frog leap, inchworm walk, kangaroo hop, or crab walk.
- Demonstrate what it means to eat a balanced diet by helping to plan a healthy menu for a meal for your family. Make a shopping list of the food used to prepare the meal.
Wolf ELECTIVE Adventure Requirements
Wolf Elective Adventure: Adventures in Coins
- Identify different parts of a coin.
- Find the mint mark on a coin; identify what mint facility it was made in and what year it was made.
- Play a coin game.
- Choose a coin that interests you, and make a coin rubbing. List information next to the coin detailing the pictures on it, the year it was made, and the mint where it was made.
- Play a game or create a game board with your den or family where you can practice adding and subtracting coins.
- Create a balance scale.
- Do a coin-weight experiment.
Wolf Elective Adventure: Air of the Wolf
- Do the following investigations:
- a. Conduct an investigation about the weight of air.
- b. Conduct an investigation about air temperature.
- c. Conduct at least one of the following investigations to see how air affects different objects:
- i. Make a paper airplane and fly it five times. Make a change to its shape to help it fly farther. Try it at least five times.
- ii. Make a balloon-powered sled or a balloon-powered boat. Test your sled or boat with larger and smaller balloons.
- iii. Bounce a basketball that doesn’t have enough air in it. Then bounce it when it has the right amount of air in it. Do each one 10 times. Describe how the balls bounce differently when the amount of air changes.
- iv. Roll a tire or ball that doesn’t have enough air in it, and then roll it again with the right amount of air. Describe differences in how they move.
- Do the following:
- a. With other members of your den, go outside and record the sounds you hear. Identify
which of these sounds is the result of moving air.
- b. Create a musical wind instrument, and play it as part of a den band.
- c. With an adult, conduct an investigation on how speed can affect sound.
- Do the following:
- a. Explain the rules for safely flying kites.
- b. Make a kite using household materials.
- If your den or your pack has a kite derby, space derby, or rain-gutter regatta, participate in the fun. Or build a kite or rain-gutter regatta boat with your family. Explain how air helps the vehicle move.
Wolf Elective Adventure: Code of the Wolf
- Do two of the following:
- a. With the members of your den or family, make a game with simple materials that requires math to keep score.
- b. Play a game of “Go Fish for 10s.”
- c. Do five activities at home, at school, or in your den that use mathematics, and then explain to your den how you used everyday math.
- d. Make a rekenrek with two rows, and show Akela how you would represent the numbers 4, 6, 9, and 14.
- e. Make a rain gauge or some other measuring device, and use it.
- Do one of the following:
- a. With other members of your den or family, identify three different types of shapes that you see in nature.
- b. With other members of your den or family, identify two shapes you can see in the construction of bridges.
- c. Select a single shape or figure. Observe the world around you for at least a week, and write down where you see this shape or figure and how it is used.
- Do one of the following:
- a. With your den, find something that comes with many small, colored items in one package. Count the number of items of each color in your package. Keep track of each color. Then:
- i. Draw a graph showing the number of items of each color.
- ii. Determine what the most common color is.
- iii. Compare your results to the other boys’.
- iv. Predict how many items of each color you will find in one more package.
- v. Decide if your prediction was close.
- b. With your den or family, measure the height of everyone in the group and see who takes more steps to walk 100 feet.
- c. Have each member in your den shoot a basketball. Count the number of shots it takes to make five baskets. Graph the number of shots it takes for each boy using 5, 6–10, 11–15, 16–20, or more than 20.
- Do one of the following:
- a. Use a secret code using numbers to send a message to one of your den members or your den leader. Have that person send a message back to you. Be sure you both use the same code numbers.
- b. Send a message to another member of your den or your den leader using the pig pen code or another code that changes letters into special shapes.
- c. Practice using a block cipher to decode a message.
Wolf Elective Adventure: Collections and Hobbies
- Begin a collection of at least 10 items that all have something in common. Label the items and title your collection.
- Share your collection at a den meeting.
- Visit a show or museum that displays different collections or models.
- Create an autograph book and get at least 10 autographs. Start with members of your den.
- Pick a famous living person, and write him or her a letter. In your letter, ask the person to send you an autographed photo.
- Play a game with your den that involves collecting.
Wolf Elective Adventure: Cubs Who Care
- With the members of your den, visit with a person who has a physical disability.
- Do four of the following, a through h:
- a. With other members of your den, try using a wheelchair or crutches, and reflect on the process.
- b. Learn about a sport that has been adapted so that people in wheelchairs or with some other physical disability can play, and tell your den about it.
- c. Learn about “invisible” disabilities. Take part in an activity that helps develop an understanding of invisible disabilities.
- d. With your den, try doing three of the following things while wearing gloves or mittens:
- i. Tying your shoes.
- ii. Using a fork to pick up food.
- iii. Playing a card game.
- iv. Playing a video game.
- v. Playing checkers or another board game.
- vi. Blowing bubbles.
- e. Paint a picture two different ways: Paint it once the way you usually would paint it and then again by using a blindfold. Discuss with your den the ways the process was different.
- f. Demonstrate a simple sentence or at least four points of the Scout Law using American Sign Language.
- g. Learn about someone famous who has or had a disability, and share that person’s story with your den.
- h. Attend an event where people with disabilities are participants or where accommodations for people with disabilities are made a part of the event.
Wolf Elective Adventure: Digging in the Past
- Play a game that demonstrates your knowledge of dinosaurs, such as a dinosaur match game.
- Create an imaginary dinosaur. Share with your den its name, what it eats, and where it lives.
- Make a fossil cast.
- Make a dinosaur dig.
- Make edible fossil layers. Explain how this snack is a good model for the formation of fossils.
- Be a paleontologist, and dig through the dinosaur digs made by your den. Show and explain the ways a paleontologist works carefully during a dig.
Wolf Elective Adventure: Finding Your Way
- Do the following:
- a. Using a map of your city or town, locate where you live.
- b. Draw a map for a friend so he or she can locate your home, a park, a school, or other locations in your neighborhood. Use symbols to show parks, buildings, trees, and water. You can invent your own symbols. Be sure to include a key so your symbols can be identified.
- Pick a nutritious snack, and find where it came from. Locate that area on a map.
- Do the following:
- a. Identify what a compass rose is and where it is on the map.
- b. Use a compass to identify which direction is north. Show how to determine which way is south, east, and west.
- Go on a scavenger hunt using a compass, and locate an object with a compass.
- Using a map and compass, go on a hike with your den or family
Wolf Elective Adventure: Germs Alive!
- Wash your hands while singing the “germ song.”
- Play Germ Magnet with your den. Wash your hands again afterward.
- Conduct the sneeze demonstration.
- Conduct the mucus demonstration with your den.
- Grow a mold culture. Show what formed at a den or pack meeting.
- Make a clean room chart.
Wolf Elective Adventure: Grow Something
- Select a seed, and plant it in a small container. Care for it for 30 days. Take a picture or make a drawing of your plant once each week to share with your den.
- Find out the growing zone for your area, and share the types of plants that will grow best in your zone.
- Visit or research a botanical or community garden in your area, and learn about two of the plants that grow there. Share what you have learned with your den.
- Make a terrarium.
- Do one of the following:
- a. Using a seed tray, grow a garden inside your home. Keep a journal of its progress for 30 days. Share the results with your den.
- b. Grow a sweet potato plant in water. Keep a journal of its growth for two weeks. Share it with your den.
Wolf Elective Adventures: Hometown Heroes
- Talk with your family and den about what it means to you to be a hero. Share the name of someone you believe is a hero. Explain what it is that makes that person a hero.
- Visit a community agency where you will find many heroes. While there, find out what they do. Share what you learned with your den.
- With the help of a family member, interview one of your heroes, and share what you learn with your den. Tell why you think this person is a hero.
- As a den or family, adopt a hometown serviceman or –woman, and send a care package along with a note thanking them for their service.
- With your family or den, find out about animals that are trained to help others in your community.
- Participate in or create an event that celebrates your hometown hero(es).
Wolf Elective Adventures: Motor Away
- Do the following:
- a. Create and fly three different types of paper airplanes. Before launching them, record which one you believe will travel the farthest and what property of the plane leads you to make that prediction.
- b. Make a paper airplane catapult. Before launching a plane, record how far you believe it will travel and explain what information you used to make this prediction. After you make your prediction, launch the plane and measure how far it flies.
- Make two different boats and sail them. Choose different shapes for your boats. Sail your boats in the water by blowing air on the sail. While sailing your boats, notice how they are similar and how they are different. Discuss your findings with your den, and decide if you think the differences will affect the way they propel through the water.
- Create a car that moves under its own power.
Wolf Elective Adventures: Paws of Skill
- Talk with your family and den about what it means to be physically fit. Share ideas of what you can do to stay in shape.
- With your den, talk about why it is important to stretch before and after exercising. Demonstrate proper warm-up movements and stretches before and after each activity you do that involves action.
- Select at least two physical fitness skills and practice them daily. See if you can improve over a two-week period.
- With your family or your den, talk about what it means to be a member of a team. Working together, make a list of team sports, and talk about how the team works together to be successful. Choose one and play for 30 minutes.
- With your den, talk about sportsmanship and what it means to be a good sport while playing a game or a sport. Share with your den how you were a good sport or demonstrated good sportsmanship in requirement 4.
- Visit a sporting event with your family or your den. Look for ways the team works together. Share your visit with your den.
- With your den, develop an obstacle course that involves five different movements. Run the course two times and see if your time improves.
Wolf Elective Adventures: Spirit of the Water
- Demonstrate how the water in your community can become polluted.
- Explain one way that you can help conserve water in your home.
- Explain to your den leader why swimming is good exercise.
- Explain the safety rules that you need to follow before participating in swimming or boating.
- Show how to do a reaching rescue.
- Visit a local pool or public swimming area with your family or Wolf den. With qualified supervision, jump into water that is at least chest-high, and swim 25 feet or more.
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