These knot tying games are great to teach kiddos how to tie knots. Use them for Cub Scout den & pack meetings as well as gathering activities.
Call of the Wild,
a Wolf Required Adventure
The Wolf Den Leader guide says, “Many boys join Scouting because they want to go camping. This adventure will introduce Wolves to several camping skills–selecting and bringing gear, participating with their families in campfire shows, and being prepared for bad weather. They will also learn about animals they might see, the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids, tying knots, and how to handle potentially harmful situations.”
Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!
Complete Requirements 1-4 plus at least one other.
- Attend one of the following:
1A. A pack or family campout
1B. An outdoor activity with your den or pack
1C. Day camp
1D. Resident camp
- With your family or den, make a list of possible weather changes that could happen during your outing according to the time of year you are outside. Tell how you will be prepared for each one.
- A. Recite the Outdoor Code with your leader.
B. Recite the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. Talk about how these principles support the Outdoor Code.
C. After your outdoor activity or campout, list the ways you demonstrated being careful with fire or other dangers.
- Show or demonstrate what to do:
A. In case of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or flood.
B. To keep from spreading your germs.
- Show how to tie an overhand knot and a square knot.
- While on a den or family outing, identify four different types of animals you see or explain evidence of their presence. Tell how you identified them.
This fun Cub Scout Outdoor Code printable puzzle is a great way to introduce the Code to younger Scouts and helps the older Scouts memorize it.
Scouting and knot tying go together. Use some of these free resources to help your Cub Scouts learn how to tie scouting knots.
Need Cub Scout gathering activity and den game ideas? The Genius of Play website has them and also explains why play is important to a child’s development.
Play this fun game to help your Cub Scouts learn what to do in severe weather situations that might occur while you’re camping.
Practice scenarios to keep your child safe. This is a required Wolf Cub Scout Adventure.
Learning about and singing our National Anthem is a great experience for our Cub Scouts!