Germs Alive

Wolf Germs AliveGerms Alive,
a Wolf Elective Adventure

The Wolf Den Leader guide says, “This adventure teaches Wolf Scouts about the importance of keeping a clean room, proper hand washing, and covering their sneezes–through fun, hands-on (and gross!) science experiments.”

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


Complete at least five of the following Requirements

  1.  Wash your hands while singing the “germ song.”
  2. Play Germ Magnet with your den or your family. Wash your hands afterward.
  3. Conduct the sneeze demonstration.
  4. Conduct the mucus demonstration with your den or family.
  5. Grow a mold culture. At a den or pack meeting, show what formed.
  6. Make a clean room chart, and do your chores for at least one week

Wolf Adventure Germs Alive! Correction

Wolf Adventure Germs Alive Recipe Correction

Have you tried to make the fake mucus (aka slime)  for requirement 4 of the Wolf adventure, Germs Alive! using the recipe that’s in the Wolf handbook?  Requirement 4 says, “Conduct the mucus demonstration with your den.”

If you have, you know that something is wrong!  The recipe has some errors in the measurements.

Pete Siegel saw the corrected recipe in the Facebook group for people who attended the Cub Scout training at Philmont last summer.  I totally missed that post, so a huge thank you goes out to Pete for sending it to me! Continue reading

Cub Scout Germ Magnet Game

Germ Magnet Game -012115Handwashing.  How boring is that?  Especially since most of the little boys I know hate to wash their hands.  But it gets fun when you play the Germ Magnet game!

Plus, it fulfills two requirements for our Wolf Cub Scouts in the new Cub Scout Adventure program. What better way to complete an adventure than with glitter? Continue reading