Leaping Wolf

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The Leaping Wolf Badge is a challenge to every Cub. You may work for it while you are still doing your Gold Wolf during your final year in the Cub Pack. To earn this badge, you will have to work on your own, to plan and do things for yourself. This will help prepare you for the Scout Troop, where you are expected to be independent.

Requirements[edit]

The Leaping Wolf requirements are listed in The Cub Trail. To gain this badge you will be challenged to:

  1. Complete the Gold Wolf Outdoor Challenge
  2. Plan and carry out a planting project at your Scout Hall or in your community, OR earn the Food for Life badge.
  3. Make a knotting display showing all ten knots you have learnt.
  4. Undertake a personal challenge in connection with your school or home or social life.
    Note: This requirement must be discussed with both parents and Pack Scouter before a final decision is made.
  5. Find out about a technology of your choice. Understand its basic functions, how it is used and a brief history. Present your findings to the rest of the Pack.
  6. Find out about a global issue such as poverty, conservation or water and sanitation and what you can do to help.
  7. Complete a log book recording your Leaping Wolf Challenge.
  8. Earn the First Aid and Health interest badge and any two of the Cub Interest Badges below.
    Note: Regardless of which two you choose, NONE of these badges may be earned BEFORE your tenth birthday:

Complete the Gold Wolf Outdoor Challenge[edit]

See Gold Wolf Outdoor Challenge.

Greening our Community[edit]

People like to live where there are trees and flowers. In consultation with either your Pack Scouter or local municipality, perhaps you could plant some flowers, shrubs or trees in the Scout grounds or a local park/school grounds.

Perhaps you would like to earn the Food for Life badge. There is a special booklet which will give you all the requirements plus ideas on how to make your own gardening implements and when to grow certain vegetables. Ask Akela to get you a copy of the booklet.

Plan and carry out a planting project at your Scout Hall or in your community, OR Earn the Food for Life badge.

Scout Craft[edit]

In Scouts you will start building all sorts of constructions at camp. This is called pioneering. To be successful at pioneering you need to know which knots are used and how to tie them correctly. Can you remember how to tie and use all the knots you learnt on your Cubbing Trail?

Make a knotting display showing all ten knots you have learnt.

See Cub Outdoor Challenge - Knotting

* Reef knot * Sheet bend
* Slip reef * Fisherman's knot
* Round Turn and 2 Half Hitches * Bowline
* Figure of eight knot * Sheepshank
* Hanking a short rope * Hanking a long rope

Personal Challenge[edit]

Here is a chance for you to take on and experience something really new and challenging. Perhaps there is something you have always wanted to do, or hoped you could do, but never got around to trying it? Think about it. What would you really like to do?

  • Climb a mountain?
  • Look over an ocean going ship?
  • Milk a cow or herd a flock of sheep?
  • Make pottery?
  • Take part in a play?
  • Learn how to use a camera?
  • Learn how to play chess?
  • Try a new sport?

There are many other activities you could do BUT remember: Whatever you choose must be something that is possible for YOU to arrange and do, possibly with the help of adults. Akela may advise you, but YOU must make the enquiries and arrangements.

Most things will take time to arrange, so start planning early. Don't leave everything until the last moment and then have to do them in a rush.

After you have achieved what you planned, say thank you to those who have helped you. Share your new experience with others in the Pack by telling them all about it.

Undertake a personal challenge in connection with your school or home or social life.

Note: This requirement must be discussed with both parents and Pack Scouter before a final decision is made.

Technology in Action[edit]

There have been many changes and advances in all aspects of technology in this and the last century. These advances affect each and every one of us so, to have a better understanding of how stuff works, explore a technology that interests you.

Find out about a technology of your choice. This could be a personal computer, a car engine, an aircraft, cell phone or anything similar. Understand the basic functions of the technology and how it is used and a brief history. Present your findings to the rest of the Pack.

Global Awareness[edit]

Currently the world is challenged with many problems. By encouraging all of us to learn more about issues affecting the world we can become more aware of the problems and challenges and help to combat them.

Find out about a global issue such as poverty, conservation or water and sanitation and what you can do to help.

My Challenge[edit]

Complete a log book recording your Leaping Wolf challenge.

Interest Badges[edit]

Look at the requirements for the badges carefully before you decide which two you would like to do (Civil Emergency, World Friendship, Linguist, Outdoorsman, Religion and Life or World Scout Environment) in addition to First Aid and Health (compulsory). Each prepares you for something special – to be of service to others or to become a better person.

Submitting your Leaping Wolf application[edit]

The Leaping Wolf Badge is awarded nationally and the requirements and logbook must be completed, and the Leaping Wolf Application Form completed and submitted by the Pack Scouter, all before the Cub's 11th birthday.