|Cub Scout Wolf Rank|
The Wolf Scout program is for boys who have completed first grade (or are age 8). After earning the Bobcat badge, a boy may earn the Wolf badge by completing 12 achievements involving simple physical and mental skills.
Wolf Scout requirements
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Progress Toward Ranks
|Progress Toward Ranks|
A complete set of Progress Toward Ranks beads
for a boy who has completed both Wolf and Bear ranks.
The Progress Toward Ranks emblem is for Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts. While working toward the Wolf or Bear rank badge, Cubs receive one bead for every three achievements completed: Yellow beads for Wolf, Red beads for Bear.
The emblem is worn suspended from the right pocket flap button.
One gold and four silver arrow points,
signifying 50 completed electives.
Arrow Points are for boys who hold the Wolf and Bear Cub Scout Ranks. Once the rank badge has been earned, Cub Scouts may complete elective requirements to earn Arrow Points. After completing the first ten electives, a gold arrow point is awarded. Each further 10 electives will earn a silver arrow point. They are attached below the left pocket of the blue Cub Scout uniform.
Related achievements, electives, or other awards
The Wolf Achievements get you started on a dozen requirements for different Belt Loops and Pins!
- 1. Feats Of Skill
- 1a. Play catch is a part of Cub Scout Baseball Loop requirement #2.
- 1a. Play catch is a part of Cub Scout Softball Loop requirement #2.
- 1h. Swim 25 feet is a part of the beginner swim test in Cub Scout Swimming Pin requirement #5.
- 1i. Tread water is a part of Cub Scout Swimming Pin requirement #10.
- 1j. Basketball passes are a part of Cub Scout Basketball Loop requirement #2.
- 3. Keep Your Body Healthy
- 3a. could be met while completing Cub Scout Physical Fitness Belt Loop requirement #3 & Pin #3 & 6.
- 4. Know Your Home And Community
- 4e. Household jobs - See Citizenship Belt Loop #1
- 4f. Visit an important place... Citizenship Pin #5, #6, #7, or #10
- 6. Start A Collection
- 6b. Make a collection... See Collecting Belt Loop #1 & , Geology Belt Loop #2
- 6c. Show your collection - See Collecting Belt Loop #1
- 7. Your Living World
- 7b. Protecting natural resources - see Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Loop requirement #1.
- 7d. Service project - Clean up litter - see Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Pin requirement #9.
- 8. Cooking And Eating
- 8a. Food Pyramid could be met while completing Cub Scout Physical Fitness Pin requirement 1
- 8c. & 8d. could be met while completing Cub Scout Heritages Pin requirement #9
- 9. Be Safe At Home And On The Street
- 9b. & c. Check your home for danger - See Cub Scout Citizenship Pin requirement 4
- Audit worksheets are the last pages of the Pin Req #4: The home safety & energy audits are in the last pages of the Cub Scout Citizenship Worksheet
- 9e. Bike safety is the same as Cub Scout Bicycling Belt Loop requirement #1.
- 10. Family Fun
- 10d. Read a book or Boys' Life magazine... SeeCommunicating Pin #5
- 10e. Attend a concert, a play, or other live program... SeeAstronomy Pin #6, Chess Belt Loop #3, Chess Pin #5
- 10f. could be met while completing Cub Scout Astronomy Pin Requirement 6
- 10f. Attend a concert, a play, or other live program with your family. Astronomy Pin #6, Chess Belt Loop #3 & Pin #5
- 10g. could be met by completing Cub Scout Chess Belt Loop requirement #3 or Pin requirement 5
Also see the Related Requirements for Wolf Electives.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program
Other awards available to Wolf Scouts
40 Belt Loops & Pins for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts,
In addition to the Cub Scout Ranks and electives, Cub Scouts may earn dozens of additional awards that exapnd upon the basic rank requriements. In addition, Cub Scouts may earn Honor awards to recognize outstanding good deeds.Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip can be earned by any registered Scout (youth or adult) who has a valid amateur radio license, of any class, issued by the FCC. The FCC has no minimum age requirement for the Technician license. Outdoor Activity Award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Boys may earn the award in each of the program years as long as the requirements are completed each year. Conservation Good Turn Award is an opportunity for Scout units to join with conservation or environmental organizations (federal, state, local, or private) to carry out a conservation Good Turn in their home communities. Working together in the local community, the unit and the agency plan the details and establish the date, time and location for carrying out the project. It may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Donor Awareness Patch is worn on the right pocket of the uniform as a temporary emblem. BSA has reduced their emphasis on this program, but has not discontinued it completely. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Emergency Preparedness Award has different requirements for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and adults tailored for the abilities of each. Interpreter Strip. Boys and adults may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of a foreign language or the sign language for the hearing impaired. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. National Summertime Award encourage packs to provide a year-round program by continuing to meet during the time periods when school is out of session for several weeks or months. Cub Scouts earn this pin by participating in three summertime pack events (one each in June, July, and August). This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. National Den Award recognizes dens that conduct a quality, year-round program. Service projects, field trips, character development, and Cub Scout camping are areas that are emphasized. Dens earn the award as a team, not as individual den members. The recognition is a ribbon for the den flag or den doodle. All Cub Scouts (Tigers through Webelos) may earn this. STEM/NOVA Awards program is designed to introduce and encourage further study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. A Scout may earn all four Nova awards. The Supernova awards are designed to inspire further study. It is recommended that you complete at least two Nova awards before starting the requirements for the Supernova award. This award may be earned by all registered Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award is designed to introduce Scouts and create an awareness of Outdoor Ethics. It may be earned by all registered Scouts. Pro Archer Certificate recognizes Cub Scouts for skill and knowledge in archery. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Pro Marksman certificate recognizes Cub Scouts for skill and knowledge in BB-Gun shooting. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Recruiter Strip is awarded to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and is worn below the right pocket on the uniform. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Religious Emblems, cloth, silver knot on purple, No. 05007, may be worn by youth or adult members who earned the knot as a youth member, above left pocket. Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem. A knot device may be used to indicate during which level of Scouting the award was earned. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Hornaday Unit Award may be earned by a Cub Scouting pack, Boy Scouting troop, Varsity Scouting team, Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship that plans and carries out at least one conservation project. This award may be earned by all registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. World Conservation Award can be earned only once while you are in Cub Scouting (i.e. as either a Wolf, Bear, or Webelos Scout; but not by Tiger Cubs).
Honor AwardsMedal of Merit, cloth, gold and blue on tan, blue to right, No. 05025. The Medal of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed some outstanding act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others. Honor Medal, cloth, red knot on tan, No. 05010. The Honor Medal may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save life at considerable risk to self. James E West Fellowship Award, cloth, green and gold knot on tan, No. 05026, Scout or Scouter. For a donation of $1,000 or more to a council endowment. This award may be presented to a registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts.
History of Wolf Cubbing
The British Scouts adopted the Wolf Cubbing program in 1916. In 1918, the first unofficial Wolf Cub packs appeared in the United States. Experimental Cubbing units began in 1928 and in 1930 the Boy Scouts of America began registering the first packs. The original Wolf badge was white on red felt and the current cloth version of the Wolf badge was introduced in 1972. The Wolf program was originally for boys age 9, later changed to age 8, and in 1986 became associated with second grade boys.
Wolf Den Leader Resources
|Cub Scout Leader portal|
- Tiger Cub Den Leader
- Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader
- Den Chief
- Fast Tracks for Wolf Cub Scouts: a BSA-produced den meeting plan
|New Leader Brochures:|
|Applications & Reports:|
|Medical Exam Forms:||Annual Health and Medical Record 34605||Age-Appropriate Guidelines|
Help with the Wolf badge requirements
8. Cooking and Eating a. Study the Food Guide Pyramid.
- MyPyramid for lots of general information
- MyPyramid for Kids Classroom Materials: - Free printed, age appropriate materials. Ordered and received within 1 week.