To earn the Wolf rank a Cub Scout must complete 49 tasks out of a possible 62 tasks that are offered in the book. If the Cub Scout has not previously earned the Bobcat Badge, it must be earned first.
Note that these activities are primarily done at home and signed off by the parent after the boy has completed each task. The book is then shown to the Den Leader who records the progress and also signs the boy's book.
1. FEATS OF SKILL (Page 38) 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, or k): 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, do a - Baseball pass, Chest pass, and a Bounce pass. j. Do a frog stand. k. Run or jog for 10 minutes OR jog in place for 5 minutes.
f. Give the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. Tell what it means. g. Lead a flag ceremony in your den. Here are some ideas: (Ideas shown in book) h. Tell how to respect and take care of the flag. Show three ways to display the flag. i. Learn about the flag of your state or territory and how to display it. j. With the help of another person, fold the flag.
3. KEEP YOUR BODY HEALTHY (Page 56) Show that you know and follow the seven rules of health. a. Tell four ways to stop the spread of colds. b. Show what to do for a small cut on your finger.
4. KNOW YOUR HOME AND COMMUNITY (Page 60) Write down the phone numbers you need to have. Put them by your phone. (Police, Fire, Doctor, Mother at work, Father at work, Family friend.)
a. Tell what to do if someone comes to the door and wants to come in. b. Tell what to do if someone calls on the phone. c. When I leave our home I will...... (List given in Book.) d. Talk with others in your home about helping. Agree on the home jobs you will do. Make a list of your jobs.
Point out and name eight tools. Do this at home, or go to a hardware store with a grown-up. Tell what each tool does. a. Show how to use pliers. b. Use a screwdriver to drive a screw. c. Show how to use a hammer. d. Make a birdhouse, a set of bookends, or something else useful.
6. START A COLLECTION (Page 70) Make a collection of anything you like. Start with 10 things. Put them together in a neat way. a. Show and explain your collection to another person.
a. It takes a lot of energy to make glass, cans, 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 save and send to this center. b. With a grown-up, pick up litter in your neighborhood. Wear gloves to protect your hands against germs and cuts from sharp objects. c. With a grown-up, find three stories that tell how people are protecting our world. Read and discuss them together. d. Besides recycling, there are other ways to save energy. List three ways you can save energy, and do them.
Study the Food Guide Pyramid. Name some foods from each of the food groups shown in the pyramid.
a. 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. b. Help fix at least one meal for your family. Help set the table, cook the food, and wash the dishes. c. Fix your own breakfast. Wash and put away the dishes. d. With a grown-up, help to plan, prepare, and cook an outdoor meal.
WITH A GROWN-UP, check your home for things that could help keep you safe. a. WITH A GROWN-UP, check for danger from fire. b. Practice good rules of street and road safety. c. Know the rules of bike safety.
Make a game like one of these. Play it with your family. (Eagle Golf, Beanbag Archery.)
a. Plan a walk. Go to a park or a wooded area, or visit a zoo or museum with your family. b. Read a book or Boys' Life magazine with your family. Take turns reading aloud. c. Decide with Akela what you will watch on television or listen to on the radio. d. Attend a concert, a play, or other live program with your family.
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? a. Mel is home alone. The phone rings. When Mel answers, a stranger asks if Mel's mother is home. She is not. Mel is alone. What would you do if you were Mel? b. 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? c. 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? d. 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? e. 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? f. 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? g. 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? 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?