Cubs Who Care

Wolf Cubs Who CareCubs Who Care,
a Wolf Elective Adventure

The Wolf Den Leader guide says, “This adventure is intended to help Wolf Scouts learn about physical disabilities, which are more easily understood at their age than learning and intellectual disabilities.”

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

Requirements:

Complete at least four of the following Requirements.

  1.  With other members of your den, try using a wheelchair or crutches, and reflect on the process.
  2. Learn about a sport that has been adapted so that people in wheelchairs or with some other physical disability can play, and tell your den about it.
  3. Learn about “invisible” disabilities. Take part in an activity that develops an understanding of invisible disabilities.
  4. With your den, try doing three of the following things while wearing gloves or mittens:
    A. Tying your shoes
    B. Using a fork to pick up food
    C. Playing a card game
    D. Playing a video game
    E. Playing checkers or another board game
    F. Blowing bubbles
  5. Paint a picture two different ways: Paint it once the way you usually would paint it and then again by using a blindfold. Discuss with your den the ways the process was different.
  6. Use American Sign Language to communicate either a simple sentence or at least four points of the Scout Law.
  7. Learn about someone famous who has or had a disability, and share that person’s story with your den or family.
  8. Attend an event where people with disabilities are participants or where accommodations for people with disabilities are made a part of the event.

Compassion & Disabilities Awareness Pack Meeting Idea

Cub Scouts learning about disabilititesTashia from Sandy Ridge Pack 465 recently held a compassion and disabilities awareness meeting for her pack.  She posted about the meeting on the Cub Scout Ideas Facebook page.  I was so impressed by what she did that I asked her if I could post about it here on the site.  She kindly agreed.

Tashia really put her heart and soul into planning a meeting that would help the boys learn how to have compassion toward everyone.  Here’s what she said, “Since the Core Value for March was Compassion, I incorporated it into having feelings, getting in touch with how other people felt with a disability and how the boys could help someone.” Continue reading