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Ultimate Guide To Wolf Cub Scout Awards Checklist (Free Printable)​

Ultimate Guide To Wolf Cub Scout Awards (Free Printables)

During the year a Wolf Cub Scout goes on a journey to complete a number of fun adventures that will earn them many awards like belt loops, badges, and pins. This free printable will help you keep track of what a scout has earned and when they have officially received their award.

Table of Contents

Understanding Wolf Belt Loops & Badges

If you are just interested in getting the Wolf Scout Awards Tracker you can find it at the bottom of the page, if you need help understanding what all of the awards are on the Awards Tracker, we break it down section by section for you.

What Is The Bobcat Badge?

The Bobcat Badge is the first badge earned by anyone joining cub scouts. Whether you join as a Tiger, Bear, Wolf or Webelos, the first thing you will need to know and earn is the Bobcat Badge.

What Are The Bobcat Badge Requirements?

  1. Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.
  2. Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed.
  3. Show the Cub Scout Sign. Tell what it means.
  4. Show the Cub Scout Handshake. Tell what it means.
  5. Say the Cub Scout Motto. Tell what it means.
  6. Show the Cub Scout Salute. Tell what it means.
  7. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide

Bobcat Badge Placement

Once the Bobcat Badge activities have been completed the scout will be able to wear their bobcat badge on the left pocket of their cub scout uniform. It will go at the top in the 12 o’clock position.
where do you put the bobcat badge?

What Are The Wolf Cub Scout Belt Loops?

A Belt Loop is an award that is given to a cub scout once they have completed all of the activities in a Required or Elective Adventure (ex. Call Of The Wild). It is slid onto the belt that is part of the cub scout uniform.

There are 6 Required Adventures and 13 Elective Adventures to choose from.

On the Award Tracker Printable you can fill in the date you earned your belt loop and the date you received it, usually during a pack event.

what are the wolf scout belt loops, BSA

What Are The Wolf Cub Scout Requirements?

The Wolf Rank is earned by second graders. For Wolf Scouts to earn their Rank Badge during the year they will have to complete the following requirements:
 
  1. Complete the 6 Required Core Adventures.
  2. Complete 1 of the Elective Adventures that you will choose with your den.
  3. Earn your Bobcat Badge if you have not already done so in previous years.
  4. Earn the Cyber Chip Award which discusses internet safety for kids. OR you can earn the Protect Yourself Rules Preview Adventure for Wolf.
  5. Go through the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide with your parents or other caring adult. The pamphlet can be found in the front of your Cub Scout Handbook.

Where Does The Wolf Rank Badge Go?

The Wolf Rank Badge is placed on the left pocket of the cub scout uniform. It is placed between  the Bobcat Badge & the Tiger Badge, in the 9 o’clock position. (see image)
wolf cub scout rank badge placement

Internet Safety For Kids - Earning The Cyber Chip

To earn the Cyber Chip for Grade 2 (Wolves) you will need to complete the following:

1. Read, commit to, and sign the Level 1 Internet Safety Pledge. (Certificates can be purchased from the Scout Shop)

Level 1 Internet Safety Pledge (for Cub Scouts)

  1. I will tell my trusted adult if anything makes me feel sad, scared, confused, or uncomfortable.
  2. I will ask my trusted adult before posting photos or sharing information like my name, address, current location, or phone number.
  3. I won’t meet face-to-face with anyone I meet in the digital world.
  4. I will respect the online property of others.
  5. I will always use good “netiquette” and not be rude or mean online.

2. Watch the video Bad Netiquette Stinks and Router’s Birthday Surprise Interactive Adventure if you have not done so while a Tiger Scout.

If you have already watched those 2 videos, you will need to choose 2 different lessons through Netsmartz to complete.

4. Show and tell your family, den leader, den, or pack what you have learned.

More Internet Safety For Kids Resources

Where Do I Put The Cyber Chip Badge?

Once you have completed the Cyber Chip requirements you will get a Cyber Chip Pocket Certificate and a Cyber Chip Emblem. The Cyber Chip badge or emblem is considered a temporary patch.
 

All temporary patches should be hung on the right pocket of the cub scout uniform.

Some other examples of temporary patches you may earn are Day Camp patches, Shooting Sports Awards, Scout Sunday Award, etc.

The Cyber Chip Pocket Certificate can be laminated and carried with you or keep it in a special spot at home so you do not lose it. The card will be given to you by the pack leader or it can be purchased at the scout shop.

cyber chip placement guide

How To Earn The Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award?

The Cub Scout Activity Award is available to all scouts and can be earned each year.

The first year you will receive the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Emblem and then each year after that you will earn a pin that is added to the emblem.

To earn the Outdoor Activity Award a Wolf Scout must do the following:

(These activities must be in addition to any similar activities counted toward rank advancement and can be accomplished as a family, den, or pack.)

  • Participate in a nature hike in your local area. This can be on an organized, marked trail, or just a hike to observe nature in your area.
  • Participate in an outdoor activity such as a picnic or a fun day in a park.
  • Explain the buddy system, and tell what to do if lost. Explain the importance of cooperation.
  • Attend a pack overnighter. Be responsible by being prepared for the event.
  • Complete an outdoor service project in your community.
  • Complete a nature/conservation project in your area. This project should involve improving, beautifying, or supporting natural habitats. Discuss how this project helped you to respect nature.
  • Participate in activities with your pack to earn the Summertime Pack Award.
  • Participate in a nature observation activity. Describe or illustrate and display your observations at a den or pack meeting.
  • Participate in an outdoor aquatics activity. This can be an organized swim meet or just a den, pack, or family swim.
  • Participate in an outdoor campfire program. Perform in a skit, sing a song, or take part in a ceremony.
  • Participate in an outdoor sporting event.
  • Participate in an outdoor interfaith or other worship service.
  • Explore a local city, county, state, or national park. Discuss with your den how a good citizen obeys the park rules.
  • Invent an outside game, and play it outside with friends for 30 minutes.

Where Does The Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award Go?

The Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award is placed on the pocket flap of the right uniform pocket.

cub scout outdoor activity placement

How To Earn The Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award?

The Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award can be earned only at day camps, resident camps, or a council-run activity or camping program. Any shooting activity must be led by a qualified range master.

A Wolf Scout can choose 1 of the 3 different disciplines BSA offers.

  1. BB Guns
  2. Archery
  3. Sling Shot
Once they have chosen their discipline they will have to complete the Level 1 requirements for that particular discipline. The Level 1 requirements are explained in detail below.

BB Guns Level 1 Requirements for Wolf

  1. Explain what you should do if you find a gun. Recite the 4 safety reminders.
  2. On an approved range in your city or state, explain how to use the safety mechanism, and demonstrate how to properly load, fire, and secure the BB gun.
  3. On an approved range, demonstrate to qualified leadership good shooting techniques, including eye dominance, shooting shoulder, breathing, sight alignment, trigger squeeze, and follow-through.
  4. On an approved range, show how to put away and properly store BB gun shooting equipment after use

Archery Level 1 Requirements for Wolf

  1. Demonstrate how to follow archery range safety rules and whistle commands.
  2. Identify and name a recurve bow and/or compound bow
  3. Explain and demonstrate how to apply and use arm guards, finger tabs, and quivers.
  4. On an approved range, demonstrate how to safely and effectively shoot a bow and arrow, including how to establish a correct stance, nock the arrow, hook and grip the bow, raise the bow, draw, anchor, hold, aim, and release/follow through
  5. On an approved range, demonstrate how to safely retrieve arrows after the range is clear and the command to retrieve arrows has been provided.

Slingshot Level 1 Requirements for Wolf

  1. On an approved range, demonstrate to qualified leadership good shooting techniques, including eye dominance, breathing, sight alignment, and follow-through.
  2. On an approved range, explain the parts of a slingshot and demonstrate how to properly use them.
  3. Explain the different types of ammunition that may be used with a slingshot and those that may not be used.
  4. Explain the different types of targets that may be used with a slingshot and those that may not be used.

Once the Wolf Cub Scout has completed Level 1 of their chosen discipline they are then allowed to move on to Level 2 which has more advanced techniques.

BB Gun Level 2 Requirements for Wolf

  1. Demonstrate one of the positions associated with shooting BB guns.
  2. On an approved range, fire five BBs at the target. Score your target, then repeat twice and do your best to improve your score each time. 
  3. Demonstrate proper range commands, and explain how and when to use them.
  4. Tell 5 facts about the history of BB guns.

Archery Level 2 Requirements for Wolf

  1. On an approved range, shoot five shots at a target; then repeat and do your best to improve your score.
  2. Demonstrate proper range commands and explain how and when to use them.
  3. On an approved range, try shooting with your non-dominant hand.

Slingshot Level 2 Requirements for Wolf

  1. On an approved range, shoot three shots at a target; then repeat and do your best to improve your score.
  2. Demonstrate proper range commands and explain how and when to use them.
  3. On an approved range, try shooting with your non-dominant hand.
It is important to complete both Level 1 and Level 2 for your chosen discipline within the same year. The requirements are different for different ranks so if you completed Level 1 as a Tiger, you will still have to complete Level 1 as a Wolf.
 
Once you have completed one of the disciplines you will have earned the Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award for your rank.
 
You are welcome to choose another discipline and earn even more awards.
 
For more details on the shooting sports requirements for all ranks you can view How To Earn The Shooting Sports Badge.
 

Where Does The Shooting Sports Badge Go?

The Shooting Sports Award Badge can be worn on your right pocket as it is a temporary emblem.

For each subsequent discipline you learn you will be awarded a pin that can be attached to your Shooting Sports Award Badge.

cub scout shooting sports award for wolf scouts

Gun Safety For Kids - Resources

Since this award teaches different items you can “shoot” it is a great opportunity to bring up gun safety for kids. It is critically important that kids understand how seriously a weapon should be taken.
 
Here are a few resources that may be helpful to you.

How To Earn The Cub Scout Religious Emblem?

One of the most important things scouts are taught is to be reverent towards God. Along with being reverent to God, they are to be respectful of those that may have a different religion than they have.
The Religious Emblem is worked on more as a family than as a den due to possible differences in religions between the scouts.
 
Boy Scouts of America does not create the curriculum for earning the religious emblem, the teachings come from the various religious groups.
 
To find out more you can look over the Duty To God information.
 

Where Does The Religious Emblem Go?

The Religious Emblem is worn above the left pocket on the Cub Scout Uniform.

cub scout religious knot placement

What Are The Wolf Requirements for Emergency Preparedness?

    1. Create a checklist to keep your home safe.
    2. Discuss a family emergency plan with the family.
    3. Create, plan, and practice summoning help during an emergency.
    4. Learn emergency skills and care for choking, wounds, nosebleeds, falls, and animal bites. The emergency skills should include responses for fire safety, poisoning, water accidents, substance abuse, and more.
    5. Join a safe kids program such as the McGruff Child Identification program. Put on a training program for your family or den on stranger awareness, Internet safety, or safety at home.
    6. Make a presentation to your family on what you have learned about preparing for emergencies.

Where Does The Emergency Preparedness Pin Go?

The Emergency Preparedness pin may be worn on regular clothing or on the uniform, centered on the left pocket flap.
 
The Emergency Preparedness Award can be earned every year as the requirements will be more challenging as the scouts get older.
 
Even though there are new requirements each year you are only able to wear one pin on your uniform.
cub scout emergency preparedness pin

Wolf Awards Tracker Printable Checklist

There are lots of awards a scout can earn during the year and as a busy parent or leader you can easily forget what has been earned and what has been awarded.

This printable checklist helps keep things organized.  Add it into your scout binder and track all awards on one simple page.

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