Running with the Pack

Wolf Running with the PackRunning with the Pack,
a Wolf Required Adventure

The Wolf Den Leader guide says, “This adventure will promote physical fitness and good health through games and other fun activities.”

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


Complete each of the following Requirements.

  1.  Play catch with someone in your den or family who is standing 5 steps away from you. Play until you can throw and catch successfully at this distance. Take a step back and see if you can improve your throwing and catching skills.
  2. Practice balancing as you walk forward, backward, and sideways.
  3. Practice flexibility and balance by doing a front roll, a back roll, and a frog stand.
  4. Play a sport or game with your den or family, and show good sportsmanship.
  5. Do at least two of the following: frog leap, inchworm walk, kangaroo hop, or crab walk.
  6. Demonstrate what it means to eat a balanced diet by helping to plan a healthy menu for a meal for your den or family. Make a shopping list of the food used to prepare the meal.

How to Help Cub Scouts with the Genius of Play

genius-of-playThis post was sponsored by the Genius of Play.  As always, the opinions are my own.

Tell a boy that Cub Scouts will prepare him to “make ethical and moral choices”, and you’ll probably get a blank stare.  In his mind, Cub Scouting is a fun activity where he gets to play.

As adults, we sometimes forget that play has an important part in our child’s development. Many of the skills we want them to learn are easily taught through play.

Exactly how does playing help our kids?  The folks at the Genius of Play explain it and give us some cool activity ideas. Continue reading

Cub Scout Nutrition Games

Cub Scout Nutrition GamesThe new Cub Scout adventure program has several food activities.  For some of them, the boys are bringing a nutritious snack to their den meetings.  For others, they are planning and preparing a nutritious meal for their families or for a campout.

Regardless, the boys will need to identify healthy foods.  What better way to learn than with Cub Scout nutrition games! Continue reading

Fun Cub Scout Activity: Paper Plate Shuffle

Paper PlateThe lowly paper plate is something that should be in everyone’s Cub Scout den bucket.  Boys can turn them into puppets, frisbees, masks and drawing canvases just to mention a few.

They don’t need to be expensive–just a pack from the Dollar Tree.  If you have a few in your supplies, you can easily play a game to keep the boys busy during a lull in a Cub Scout den or pack meeting. Continue reading