This is a big adventure for a boy, one the Boy Scouts of America hopes all boys will complete. The Bobcat trail has only seven tracks; the Wolf's trail is much longer than the Bobcat's. To earn the Wolf rank a Cub Scout must complete 58 tasks out of a possible 74 tasks that are offered in the Wolf hand book.

Wolf Requirements

    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. See how high you can jump.
    g. Do the elephant walk, frog leap, and crab walk.
    h. Swim as far as you can walk in 15 steps.
    i. Using a basketball or playground ball - Bounce pass, baseball pass, do a chest pass.
    j. Do a frog stand.
    k. Run or jog for 10 minutes. Or jog in place for 10 minutes.

    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 flag. Show three ways to display the flag.
    d. Learn about the flag of your state or territory and how to display it.
    e. With the help of another person, fold the flag.

    a. Show that you know and follow the seven rules of health.
    b. Tell four ways to stop the spread of colds.
    c. Show what to do for a small cut.

    a. Write down the phone numbers you need to have. Put them by your phone.
    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 I leave our home I will....
    e. Talk with others in your home about helping. Agree on the home jobs you will do. Make a list of your jobs.

    a. Point out and name eight tools. Tell what each tool does.
    b. Show how to use pliers.
    c. Use a screwdriver to drive a screw.
    d. Show how to use a hammer.
    e. Use a pattern or a plan to make a birdhouse, a set of bookends, or something else useful.

    a. Make a collection of anything you like. Start with 10 things. Put them together in a neat way.
    b. Show and explain your collection to another person.

  7. YOUR LIVING WORLD (This Achievement is also part of the World Conservation Award.)
    a. Land, air, and water can get dirty. On a sheet of paper, list ways this can happen.
    b. It takes a lot of energy to make glass, can, and paper products. You can help save energy by collecting those items for use again. Write the name of the recycling center closest to you. Find out what items you can send to this center.
    c. With a grown-up, pick up litter in your neighborhood. Wear gloves to protect your hands against germs and cuts from sharp objects.
    d. With a grown-up, find three stories that tell how people are protecting our world. Read and discuss them together.
    e. Besides recycling, there are other ways to save energy. List three ways you can save energy, and do them.

    a. Study the Food Guide Pyramid. Name some foods from each of the food groups in the pyramid.
    b. Plan the meals you and your family should have for one day. List things your family should have from the four 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 a grown-up, help to plan, prepare, and cook an outdoor meal.

    a. With a grown-up, check your home for things that could help keep you safe.
    b. With a grown-up, check for danger from fire.
    c. Practice good rules of street and road safety.
    d. Know the rules of bike safety.

    (Do two of these five requirements)
    a. Make a game and play it with your family.
    b. Plan a walk. Go to a park or wooded area, visit a zoo or museum with your family.
    c. Read a book or Boys' Life Magazine with your family. Take turns reading aloud.
    d. Decide with Akela what you will watch on television or listen to on the radio.
    e. Attend a concert, a play, or other live program with your family.

    a. Talk with your folks about what they believe is their duty to God.
    b. Give some ideas on how you can practice or demonstrate your religious beliefs.
    c. Find out how you can help your church, synagogue, or religious fellowship.

    (Do four of these nine requirements.)
    a. 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?
    b. Mel is home alone. The phone rings. When Mel answers, someone asks if Mel's mother is home. She is not. Mel is alone. What would you do if you were Mel?
    c. 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?
    d. John 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 John?
    e. 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?
    f. 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?
    g. 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?
    h. 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?
    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. What would you do if someone came up to you and said your parent was sick and you were to go with him?



If your Wolf Cub Scout has not completed second grade (or reached his ninth birthday), he can search the Arrow Point trail. On the Wolf trail, the main sections were called achievements, things that we would like all boys to do. On the Arrow Point trail, the main sections are called electives. They are choices that a boy can make on his own and with your guidance. Details regarding the completion of the Wolf electives can be found in the BSA Wolf Cub Scout Book.

To earn a Gold Arrow Point to wear beneath his Wolf badge, the boy must complete any ten elective projects of the more than one hundred choices shown in the book. If he does ten more, he qualifies for a Silver Arrow Point to wear beneath the Gold. Multiple Silver Arrow Points may be earned, but only one Gold along the Wolf trail. The Arrow Points are presented at the pack meeting after he receives his Wolf badge.

The Gold Arrow Point is worn 3/4" below and centered under the Wolf rank badge. Silver Arrow Points are worn in rows of two below, centered, and touching the Gold Arrow Point or previously earned Silver Arrow Points for the Wolf rank.

Recognizing a Cub's Progress
on the Wolf and Bear Trails

Your boy doesn't have to wait until he completes his entire Wolf or Bear trail before being recognized for his work. As a Wolf, when he completes any three achievements, his den leader can present the Progress Toward Ranks patch to him. It's a diamond with a leather (or plastic) thong attached and a gold bead attached to one end. It is worn on the button of the right shirt pocket. Each time the boy completes three achievements he will receive another gold bead. After he gets his fourth gold bead, he will receive his Wolf badge at a pack meeting.
As a Bear, red beads are presented for each three Bear achievements earned. After he gets his fourth red bead, he will receive his Bear badge at a pack meeting. Cub Scouts may continue to wear this emblem after ranks are earned until they become WEBELOS Scouts.
As your boy completes the requirements for the achievements on the Wolf and Bear trails, be sure to review his work and sign his book in the place for Akela's OK. At his next den meeting, he should show his book to his den leader who will record his progress and sign the book on the line provided.

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