Council Fire

Wolf Council FireCouncil Fire,
a Wolf Required Adventure

The Wolf Den Leader guide says, “This adventure will give Wolf Scouts the opportunity to learn more about their neighborhood and community structure, how they can be a part of their community through service, and how other have provided service to our country.”

Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!

Requirements:

Complete Requirements 1 and 2 plus at least one other.

  1.  With your den or pack, participate in a flag ceremony, and learn how to properly care for and fold the flag.
  2. Participate in a community service project with your pack, den, or family.
  3. With your parent or guardian’s permission, talk to a military veteran, law enforcement officer, member of the fire department, or someone else approved by your Den Leader. Talk about his or her service to the community or country. After you have visited with the individual, write a short thank-you note.
  4. Learn about the changes in your community, and create a project to show your den how the community has changed.
  5. Select one issue in your community, and present to your den your ideas for a solution to the problem.
  6. Work with your den to develop a den duty chart, and perform these tasks for one month.
  7. Participate in an event such as a parade or assembly celebrating military veterans.

Cub Scout Community Service Projects and Involvement

Cub Scout Food DriveWhen I attended the Philmont training session for the new Cub Scout program, I heard a new term, participatory citizenship.  It encompasses civic awareness and patriotism, service and stewardship. This  topic was one of the organizing principles of the new Cub Scout program.

In the new program, a service project is included in a required adventure for every rank (and even some electives).  Here are the requirements: Continue reading

How to Play an Awesome Recycling Game

Recycling GamePlaying a recycling game is much more fun that just discussing recycling.  The boys really enjoyed this one!

Wolf Adventure – Council Fire 6a says “Learn about the three R’s of recycling: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Discover a way to do each of these at home, at school, or in your community.”

In addition to discussing what can be recycled and how to recycle in your neighborhood, we played this fun recycling bin race game.  Kids love to play games more than they love discussions, so the game broke the monotony of the den meeting. Continue reading