Wolf Den News
Tonight the boys will be working on Adventures in Coins. We’ll start by identifying the different parts of a coin. Next, they will identify the mint mark and the year the coin was made. The boys will also make a coin rubbing of a coin they find to be interesting. Finally, we will play a game where the boys can practice adding and subtracting coins. It will be a fun, hands-on evening!
Complete the cyber chip.
Please note the Blue and Gold Banquet advancement deadline is Feb 11. Our den’s goal is to have our scouts earn the Wolf Badge by the Blue and Gold. Please check ScoutTracks regularly to ensure your scout is on track and has completed any unfinished requirements that were home assignments. Going forward I’ll provide an achievement update at our den meeting however, ScoutTracks will always have they boy’s latest information.
Tonight we will be starting on elective adventure Air of the Wolf. They boys will be making paper airplanes to see how its shape affects flying distance. Next we will see how different levels of air pressure affects how well a basketball bounces. Finally, we will be exploring how speed can affect sound.
Achievement deadline is February 11th. Achievements will be distributed at the Blue and Gold Banquet. Extended family is invited to join the banquet. It is a special pack event celebrating the hard work of our scouts. In addition we will be having special entertainment for our event. Each family will be asked to bring a dish to the banquet, more details to follow on this.
Homework (required for Wolf Badge)
1) With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide
2) Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age
Tonight the boys will perform their campfire program for our Akelas. They have been practicing for two weeks now so it should be quite an entertaining show! We will also be making smores so it should definitely be a fun evening for all involved.
None this week. Please note the advancement deadline for the Blue and Gold Banquet. Our den’s goal is to have our scouts earn the Wolf Badge by the Blue and Gold. Please check ScoutTracks regularly to ensure your scout is on track and has completed any unfinished requirements that were home assignments. Going forward I’ll provide an achievement update at our den meeting however, ScoutTracks will always have they boy’s latest information.
Tonight the cub scouts will be practicing their campfire program they will deliver to you on
January 26th for the Howling at the Moon Adventure. Please plan on staying for this meeting. It
should be a fun filled evening with entertainment provided by the boys! After this practice we
will start the Duty to God Footsteps Adventure. We will begin with discussing what it means to
do your duty to God and have the boys share how they can do this during their daily life. We
will then read a story about groups of people who came to America to enjoy religious freedom.
Please complete Duty to God Footsteps Requirement 3: Offer a prayer, meditation, or reflection
with your family, den, or pack.
This week we will wrap up the “Germs Alive” Adventure. Last week we had a mucus mishap so we will be making a 2nd attempt of making mucus. We will also review the chore list assignment and review the results of our mold culture. Finally, we will practice our skit that we are preparing for the Pack Holiday party.
The wolf badge requires 6 required adventures and 1 elective. Tonight we will be working on elective adventure Germs Alive! This evening the boys will learn the germ song which teaches them how long they must wash their hands to kill germs. Next they will play the germ magnet game which demonstrates to the boys how easily germs can be transmitted to each other. Finally we’ll do the sneeze demonstration. Fortunately, no germs are involved in any of our activities!
The pack bake off event is coming up on November 5th. We always have great attendance and an incredible turnout of wonderful baked goods made by the boys. Achievements will also be distributed for the first time this year. Hope to see you all there.
None this week
This den meeting we will finish the Paws and Path Adventure. This evening the boys will review the outdoor code & leave no trace, ID at least 2 birds/insects/animals, and draw a map of the scout room. These are all skills they can use on their 1-mile they will complete with you. Once you and your scout complete the 1-mile hike this required adventure will be complete!
The pack bake off event is coming up on November 5th. The boys can start brainstorming what delicious and creative baked good they would like to make. We always have a great attendance and an incredible turnout of wonderful baked goods made by the boys.
Let me know when you complete Paws on Path Requirement #6 (1 mile hike). Review your Wolf book for specifics of this requirement. Once you complete the requirement, please let me know and I’ll mark it as complete.
Last week we finished the Running with the Pack Adventure (requirement). This is the boys first completed adventure as a Wolf Cub Scout, congratulations! Next we will be shifting gears to the Paws on Path requirement. As part of this adventure we must complete a 1-mile hike. We will be scheduling the date of the hike on an upcoming weekend that works for everyone. The remaining Paws on Path requirements will prepare the boys for the hike. This week they will be learning about the Six Cub Scout Essentials to take on a hike, the buddy system, and appropriate clothing to wear on a hike. Each of these requirements is critical knowledge for our hike.
Tonight the cub scouts worked on the Running with the Pack Requirement. This is one of 6 mandatory requirements to earn the Wolf Badge. In addition to the mandatory requirements, an elective requirement of their choice also must be completed to earn the badge. Requirements can be completed either at home or in a den meeting. In den meeting we will primarily be focusing on completing the mandatory requirements.
The evening’s activities included developing throwing and catching ability. They also practiced their balance by walking forward, backward and sideways on a balance beam. Finally, we discussed what is included in a balanced diet to help them plan a healthy meal.
Use what you learned this evening about a balanced diet and plan a healthy menu for a meal for your family. Create a shopping list of the food used to prepare the meal. Bring the shopping list to our next den meeting.
Popcorn is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. Scouts can earn scout credit, prizes and their hard work helps fund the awesome activities of our pack. Look for show and sell sign ups on the website: www.cattypack94.org
Up to this point everyone has been working very hard on completing the Wolf Requirements and everyone has earned their Wolf Rank....GREAT JOB boys and Akela's. For the remaininder of the year we will countinue to work on Elective Adventures and also Finish up the NOVA Awards. We have 15 more meetings for the Scout Year. Thats right May 27 2016 you will cross over and become Bears. That means that come July 10 through July 16 you have an AWESOME opportnunity to attend Akelaland and earn a good portion of your Bear rank. Everyone should have received either a paper or electronic copy of the lastest news letter for the Wolf Den. In just a few short days on February 20th you will all recieve your Wolf Badge and many other Advancements.