Once you are invested as a Cub, you will work towards your Silver Wolf badge. Along the way to the Silver Wolf you will earn four challenge awards: the Awareness Challenge (Green Paw), Community Challenge (Yellow Paw), Outdoor Challenge (Blue Paw), and Aptitude Challenge (Red Paw), and you will earn a badge for each of these. Completing the Silver Wolf should take about 1½ to 2 years. After Silver Wolf, you will start on your Gold Wolf badge.
- 1 Awareness Challenge
- 2 Community Challenge
- 3 Outdoor Challenge
- 4 Aptitude Challenge
- 5 Promise and Law Challenge
- 6 Interest Badges
(Body & Mind/Living with Nature)
- To encourage the Cubs to lead healthy and active lives.
- To create an awareness of the impact humans have on the environment.
- Show that you are doing your best while playing games and activities during pack meetings.
- Show that you understand how to look after yourself when you are outdoors and active on a sunny day.
- Do three of the following:
- Throw a ball to somebody else, and catch it again eight times out of ten.
- Dribble a soccer ball and shoot a goal OR hit a ball with a bat, three times out of six bowls.
- Learn to ride a bike and ride 100m.
- Climb a tree.
- Learn to swim and be able to do a duck dive.
- Explain the importance of washing your hands before handling food, before eating, and after using the washroom.
- Know and understand the importance of good eating habits.
- Show that you understand why you should keep your body, hands, nails and teeth clean.
- Know the story of Kim.
- Play sense training games involving memory and feel and achieve a 70% score.
- Take part in a memory game with your Pack.
- Write and decipher a simple code.
Living with Nature
- As part of a Pack activity outdoors, show that you know and practise the Outdoor Code.
- Make an item using natural materials.
- Grow a seed (pea, bean, mealie or bulb) in a transparent container. When it is big enough plant it in soil.
- Explain to a Pack Scouter what conservation means.
- Name three natural resources which are important to conserve. Show a Pack Scouter how you can help to conserve them.
Our Precious Planet
- Find out three things that can cause water pollution and show how you could possibly undo pollution in water.
- Demonstrate how clean or dirty the water is that you use.
- Demonstrate how clean or dirty the air is that you use.
- Make a pooter to examine insects.
- Make a water scope to observe life underwater.
- To create a positive feeling of family and community responsibility.
- Keep a diary of good turns for a week showing how you have helped other people.
- Keep your room or living area tidy for at least one month.
- Do something special to help a Leader during a pack meeting or activity.
- Make a gift and give it to a friend or family member.
- Sing three campfire songs with others at a campfire.
- Participate in traditional dancing, a jungle dance or rhythmic body exercises.
- Take part in a play-acting activity with your Six.
Do two out of three.
- Take part in a joint Pack meeting with another Pack.
- Learn to say hello, goodbye and thank-you in another language and teach them to your Leader/Pack.
- Take part in a cultural activity with your Pack.
- To develop confidence and self-reliance by developing skills in the outdoors.
- Learn about fire safety and show the correct way to strike a match.
- Lay and light a cooking fire and successfully boil a mug (or similar) of water.
- Using an alternate fuel source, show how it can be used to heat up soup (or similar).
- Spend a day with older Cubs on a Cub camp.
- Go on a nature ramble with your Pack. Listen to and identify sounds. Look for and identify, if possible, some interesting natural objects.
- Attend at least two outdoor outings with your Pack, District or Region.
Compass and Mapping
- With a Scouter, go outdoors and point out where the sun rises, the path it travels and where it sets.
- Know the eight main points of the compass.
- Identify a simple object viewed from the side and top to illustrate the difference in shape.
- Draw a simple map of your home or meeting place showing the different rooms and doorways.
- Know how to make and recognise at least ten woodcraft signs.
- Follow a woodcraft trail.
- Make and use the following knots:
- Know how to hank a short rope.
- Successfully take part in three separate games and/or activities which involve using knots.
Flags and Country
- Behave correctly during all ceremonies and during the singing of national anthems.
- Learn the words of the national anthem and sing it together with other Cubs.
- Draw and colour the South African flag.
- Show that you respect your uniform and understand the importance of wearing it.
- Know the names and characters of eight animals from the Jungle Book.
- To develop confidence in general life skills.
- Know the safety rules to follow when in or near water.
- Explain the dangers of swimming in the type of water found in your area.
- Explain the buddy system.
- Know the common causes of accidents in the home.
- Know what to do in the case of accidents at home or at your pack meeting place.
- Carry a message and deliver it politely and correctly.
- Show that you know the basic rules of the road as a pedestrian.
- Explain the dangers of talking to strangers.
- Know the importance of saying "NO" to any adult who wants to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable.
- Know what to do when you are alone at home.
- Know the importance of summoning adult help in the case of accidents.
- Show how to treat a simple cut and graze.
- Show how to treat a bleeding nose.
- Make a simple emergency kit and know how to use it.
- Use your scarf or a triangular bandage as an arm sling.
- Show how to tell the time and demonstrate the importance of being punctual.
Promise and Law Challenge
- To reinforce their commitment to help others and to do their best at all times.
- Be able to say the Cub Prayer.
Promise & Law
- Show that you are keeping your Promise & Law and that you have a growing understanding of your duty to God and your duty to your country.
- To acquire and practise skills in specific areas; to explore and develop new hobbies.
Earn at least one interest badge per challenge - four interest badges in total.
(Any four interest badges may be earned)
Requirements for the interest badges can be found under Cub Interest Badges.