The Wolf Trail

To earn the Wolf rank a Cub Scout must complete 6 Achievements and one Elective that are offered along the Wolf Trail.  Your scout will be provided with a Wolf Handbook to begin his trail.  Below is an outline of the material covered in the handbook. 

Note: 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 updates the Packmaster Software Program which tracks all scouts in our Pack.

If the Cub Scout has not previously earned the Bobcat Badge, it must be earned before the scout hits the Trail toward his Wolf Badge.


  1. Call of the Wild
  2. Council Fire
  3. Duty to God Footsteps
  4. Howling at the Moon
  5. Paws on the Path
  6. Running with the Pack
  1. CALL OF THE WILD (Page 31)
    1. 1 - While a Wolf Scout, attend a pack or family campout. If your chartered organization does not permit Cub Scout camping, you may substitute a family campout or a daylong outdoor activity with your den or pack
    2. 2 - Show how to tie and overhand knot and a square knot
    3. 3 - While on a den or family outing, identify four different types of animals. Explain how you identified them
    4. 4 - With your family or den, make a list of possible weather changes that might happen on your campout according to the time of year you are camping. Tell how you will be prepared for each one.
    5. 5 - Show or demonstrate what to do a) when a stranger approaches you, b) in case of a natural disaster, and c) to keep from spreading germs
    6. 6 - On the campout, participate with your family or den in a campfire show. Prepare a skit or song, and then present it at the campfire for everyone else.
    7. 7A - Recite the Outdoor Code with your leader
    8. 7B - Recite the Leave no Trace Principles for your Leader.
    9. 7C - After your campout, list the ways you demonstrated being careful with fire.
      Play catch with someone 10 steps away. Play until you can throw and catch.

  2. COUNCIL FIRE (Page 51)
    1. Participate in a flag ceremony and learn how to properly care for and fold the flag.
    2. Work with your den to develop a den duty chart, and perform these tasks for one month.
    3. A. Learn about the changes in your community, and create a project to show your den how the community has changed.
      B. Select one issue in your community, and present to your den your ideas for a solution to the problem.
    4. A. Attend the Pack Committee Leaders meeting. Present ideas to the pack committee regarding your service project.
      B. Work together on a community service project.
    5. Talk to a military veteran, law enforcement officer, member of the fire department, or someone else who works for the community.
    6. A - Learn about the three R's of recycling.
      B - Make your own recycling center or contribute to an existing one.
      C - Create a den project from recyclables for a pack meeting

    1. A - Visit a religious monument or site where people might show reverence.
      B - Create a visual display of your visit with your den or your family, and show how it made you feel reverent or helped you better understand your duty to God.
    2. Complete  A and at least 2 of B - D
      A - Give two ideas about how you can practice your duty to God. Choose one, and do it for a week.
      B - Read a story about people or groups of people who came to America to enjoy religious freedom
      C - Learn and sing a song that could be song in reverence before or after meals or one that gives encouragement, reminds you of how to show reverence, or demonstrates your duty to God.
      D - Offer a prayer, meditation or reflection with your family, den or pack.

  4. HOWLING AT THE MOON (Page 81)
    1. Show you can communicate in at least two different ways
    2. Work with your den to create an original skit
    3. Work together with your den to plan, prepare, and rehearse a campfire program to present to your families at a den meeting.
    4. Practice and perform your role for a pack campfire program.

  5. PAWS ON THE PATH (Page 95)
    1. Show you are prepared to hike safely by putting together the Cub Scout Six Essentials to take along on your hike.
    2. Tell what the buddy system is and why we always use it in Cub Scouts.
    3. Describe what you should do if you get separated from your group while hiking.
    4. Choose the appropriate clothing to wear on your hike based on the expected weather.
    5. Before hiking, recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. After hiking, discuss how you showed respect for wildlife.
    6. Go on a 1 mile hike with your den or family. Watch and record two interesting things that you've never seen before.
    7. Name 2 birds, two insects, and two other animals that live in your area. Explain how you identified them.
    8. Draw a map of an area near where you live using common map symbols.

  6. START A COLLECTION (Page 111)
    1. Play catch with someone in your den or family who is standing 10 steps away from you.
    2. Practice balancing as you walk forward, backward and sideways
    3. Practice flexibility and balance by doing a front roll, a back roll, and a frog stand.
    4. Play a sport or game with your den or family, and show good sportsmanship.
    5. Do at least 2 of the following: frog leap, inchworm walk, kangaroo hop, or crab walk
    6. Demonstrate what it means to eat a balanced diet.