|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
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 on the blue Cub Scout uniform shirt.
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.
Once the rank badge has been earned, Wolf Cub Scouts may complete elective requirements to earn Arrow Points.
Related achievements, electives, or other awardsThe Wolf Scout Achievements start you on many different Belt Loops and Pins!
All registered Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, and Webelos Scouts can earn 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.
- 1h-i Swimming
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See Swimming Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: Swimming & Lifesaving Merit Badge Pamphlets - Guide to Safe Scouting - Safe Swim Defense - Safety Afloat
- 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
- See also: Cub Scout Awards
- Conservation Good Turn Award
- Donor Awareness Patch
- Emergency Preparedness Award
- Interpreter Strip
- Leave No Trace Award (replaced by the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award, although some Councils still stock the patch in their store and allow it to be eared -- contact your local Scout store and inquire)
- National Summertime Award
- Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award
- Outdoor Activity Award
- Pro Archer
- Pro Marksman
- Recruiter Strip
- Religious Emblems
- Hornaday award
- World Conservation Award (available to Wolf through Arrow of Light ranks)
- Honor Awards
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|
- Nameplates - Official BSA Name plates for your uniforms.
|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.