Wolf Scout Schedule
The Wolf program runs from September to May. If the pack awards the Wolf rank badge at the BlueGold dinner in February, that gives less than 6 months to fulfill the requirements. Our pack did that a couple years and it was quite frustrating for the den leaders. We now present the Wolf rank badges at the April pack meeting. Some dens start right into their Wolf program in May so they are active over the summer - if new scouts join in September, that makes it more difficult for them.
2 den meetings each month - (2nd Thursday at 6:30pm for 1 hr, 4th Sunday at 2pm for 2 hrs)
1 pack meeting each month - (3rd Thursday at 7pm)
The Den Leader is responsible for planning activities for the month's den meeting and hosting the den meeting. The den leader uses a Den Meeting Planner document to organize the plan.
We used an adult Guide to help lead activities at each meeting. Your den may work better with no Guide or with having each Guide do all the planning and leading of the month's meetings - it depends on your adult participation levels.
A blank version of this schedule document is available here.
|September||Paul|| Pack Mtg: Registration and Program start. Tell the scouts when and where den meetings will be held. |
Den Mtg: Start on Time!
Introduce the Wolf program, including Achievements, Electives, Progress Towards Rank beads, Wolf Badge, and Arrow Points. It's quite a bit different from the Tiger program. Achievements #9, 10, 11, and 12 will be done completely at home, not with the den.
Introduction time - play name learning games and teambuilding games. See Wolf Cub Games for ideas.
Teach #2a, b, c, d, e, and g. At every den meeting, have a different scout lead the flag ceremony and fold the flag.
Den Outing: No den outing this month.
|October||Bob|| Den Mtg: Do #1 a, b, c, d, e, f, g, k - outside if possible. |
Den Outing: Go on a hike and picnic at a local park. Do #7d before it snows. Some good electives are: #4, #5, #13, #14, #20h-m, #23b-d.
|November||Andy|| Den Mtg: Do #3a-c, #4a-d. Hand out worksheet for #3a, #4a, and #4e to use at home.|
Tell scouts to start on #6 so they can bring collections to next meeting.
Den Outing: Do #4f - visit city hall. Ask if the flag can be lowered and raised to fulfill #2f - otherwise, find some other way to do an outdoor flag ceremony.
|December||Dean|| Den Mtg: Share collections for #6c. |
Hand out any Progress beads earned.
Do #5 a, b, c
Den Outing: Have a den Christmas party elective #9 or skip the outing this month since its so busy.
Pack Mtg: Working with Wood - build birdhouse, model stand, and 2 other projects. Do #5 d, e. Can also fulfill some elective #3 items.
|January||Dave|| Den Mtg: Do #7 |
Den Outing: Weekend campout at Andrew's cabin! Everyone chooses 2 electives to lead. Do #8a-e taking turns with meals during the weekend.
Do Progress beads.
Pack Mtg: Remind scouts that requirements #9 through #12 are done at home.
Find out the Fun With Son campout dates for the summer and get scouts to register.
|February||Dean|| Den Mtg: Complete any leftover achievement tasks.|
Do elective #17 - knot tieing.
Do Progress beads.
Den Outing: The weather is usually very bad so have an outing inside. Do electives #1, 21, 22 and play indoor games.
Pack Mtg: Blue Gold dinner.
|March||Bob|| Den Mtg: Do elective #12 - artist.|
Do Progress beads.
Den Outing: Do interesting items in electives #13, 15, 20.
Pack Mtg: Receive Wolf rank badges. Receive arrow points.
|April||Andy|| Den Mtg: Do elective #15 - plant flower and vegetable seeds.|
Final tracking of arrow point electives. Get final counts to advancement chair.
Den Outing: Visit an arboretum, nature center, or local park and find plants budding and blooming.
Take some time to help clean up the place you visit.
Pack Mtg: Receive arrow points.
|May|| Den Mtg: Distribute the pack summer schedule of events and explain the Summertime Achievement award. Plan a den hike for each month. Don't forget the Fun With Son campout. |
Pack Mtg: Pack Picnic
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