Wolf Cub Scout
Belt Loop & Pin Workbooks, Awards, & Den Leader Fast Tracks Den Meeting plans.
Special topics include Uniform, Training, Pinewood Derby, Day Camp, and Flag Ceremonies.
|Cub Scout Wolf Rank|
The Wolf Cub 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.
Often, den meeting activities enable the Wolf Cub Scouts to complete requirements toward an award or rank. The den leader can initial the requirement in the boys' handbooks, but it must also be signed by a parent or guardian to indicate the requirement has been completed. The Den Chief helps lead the meetings. The Denners and Assistant Den Leaders lead Opening and Closing flag ceremonies and help with setup and cleanup.
After he has earned the Wolf badge, a boy is encouraged to work on any of the 100 Wolf Electives projects. When he completes 10 elective projects, he earns a Gold Arrow Point to wear under the Wolf badge. For each additional 10 elective projects completed, he earns a Silver Arrow Point.
Wolf Cub Scouts can complete Belt Loops and Pins at any time.
Wolf Cub Scout requirements
1. Feats of Skill
(Wolf Handbook, Page 38)
2. Your Flag
(Wolf Handbook, Page 46)
3. Keep Your Body Healthy
(Wolf Handbook, Page 56)
4. Know Your Home and Community
(Wolf Handbook, Page 60)
5. Tools for Fixing and Building
(Wolf Handbook, Page 64)
6. Start a Collection
(Wolf Handbook, Page 70)
7. Your Living World
8. Cooking and Eating
(Wolf Handbook, Page 78)
9. Be Safe at Home and on the Street
(Wolf Handbook, Page 82)
10. Family Fun
(Wolf Handbook, Page 88)
11. Duty to God
(Wolf Handbook, Page 94)
12. Making Choices
(Wolf Handbook, Page 100)
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 Cub 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. Flag Ceremonies
- 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
- 5. Tools for Fixing and Building - use tools to build a Pinewood Derby car, Space Deby Rockter, etc.
- 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
- The Boy Scout Handbook is the primary reference. See Cooking Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Food Pyramid - Meal Planning - Recipes - Food Handling - Dutch Oven Cooking
- 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
- Cooking Gear: REI: Cookware - BSA Cooking Gear - REI: Stoves - Stove Safety
- Dutch Oven Cooking: International Dutch Oven Society - USScouts.Org - MacScouter - dutchovencookware.com
- 9. Be Safe At Home And On The Street
- Emergency Preparedness Awards
Emergency Preparedness-related awards
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Crime Prevention - Emergency Preparedness - Fire Safety - First Aid - Lifesaving - Public Health - Safety- Traffic Safety
- Webelos Activity Badge: Readyman
- Others Links: First Aid Skills - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Safe Swim Defense - Safety Afloat - Guide to Safe Scouting: First Aid
- Venturing: Ranger Award-Emergency Preparedness Requirement
- 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
|— Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide #34299B, p.1 & 4 and Cub Scout Leader Book, p. 31-1.|
Other awards available to Wolf Cub Scouts
- See also: Cub Scout Awards
- Belt Loops & Pins
- Outdoor Activity Award
- Conservation Good Turn Award
- Donor Awareness Patch
- Emergency Preparedness Award
- Interpreter Strip
- Leave No Trace Award
- National Summertime Award
- Physical Fitness Award
- Pro Archer - Pro Marksman
- Recruiter Strip
- Religious Emblems
- Hornaday award
- World Conservation Award
- 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 Cub Scout Expenses
- $23 National registration, Boys' Life magazine, and Accident Insurance.
- $20 Program Materials: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos book, rank patch, neckerchief, and slide.
- ____ Pack Expenses: Each Scout's fair share of Pack recharter, training, fees, equipment, etc.
- ____ Advancement: Awards, Belt Loops, patches, and more.
- ____ Activities: Pinewood Derby, trips, ball games, camping, and much more.
- ____ Camping: Day Camp, Resident Camp and Family Camping.
- ____ Equipment includes Uniforms, sleeping bags, tents, etc.
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.