THE WOLF ELECTIVES
(Arrow Point Trail*)
*remember: You do not have to complete all the requirements in a given elective to receive arrow point credit. You can mix and match. For the first 10 arrow points completed you will receive a Gold arrow, and for every additional 10 you will receive a Silver arrow (each letter represents an arrow point). You may work on these electives before earn your Wolf Badge, but you will not receive the Gold/Silver arrow awards until you have earned your Wolf Badge.
1. IT'S A SECRET
Den Meeting Idea:

a. Use a secret code. (see handbook for examples.)

b. Write to a friend in invisible "ink"

c. "Write" your name with the American Sign Language. People who are deaf use this language.

Write and print your name in ASL

ASL Guesstures

Treasure Hunt- the all time favorite!

d. Use 12 Native American signs to tell a story.

Story

2. BE AN ACTOR

a. Help to plan and put on a skit with costumes.
b. Make some scenery for a skit.
c. Make sound effects for a skit.
d. Be the announcer for a skit.
e. Make a paper sack mask for a skit.

Make A Shadow Puppet Theater

Related Achievements: Bear Elective #10

3. MAKE IT YOURSELF

a. Make something useful for your home or school. Start with a recipe card holder.
b. Make a ruler and measure to see how far you can stretch your hand.
c. Make and use a bench fork.
d. Make a door stop.
e. Or make something else.

binkyswoodworking.com -free plans! (click on "Kids Projects" on the menu)
The Junior Woodcrafter-easy projects!
minwax.com/build/novice -Toy car, bear bookends, etc.

Related Achievement: Bear #20

4.PLAY A GAME

a. Play Pie-tin Washer Toss.
b. Play Marble Sharpshooter.
c. Play Ring Toss.
d. Play Beanbag Toss.
e. Play a game of marbles.

Related Achievement: Bear #15

5. SPARE TIME FUN

a. Explain safety rules for kite flying.
b. Make and fly a paper bag kite.
c. Make and fly a two-stick kite.
d. Make a three-stick kite.
e. Make and use a reel for kite string.
f. Make a model boat with a rubber-band propeller.
g, h, i. Make or put together some kind of model boat, airplane, train, or car.

related activity: Bear Achievement 21, Webelo's craftman

Build a Buster kite

Other kite designs

25 Kites That Fly

Zillions of Models you can make!

Mars Pathfinder Spacecraft

Volcano Models

Mechanical Toys

6. BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS

a. Visit a bookstore, or go to a public library with a grown-up. Find out how to get your own library card. Name four kinds of books that interest you (for example, history, science fiction, how-to-books).

b. Choose a book on a subject you like and read it. With an adult, discuss what you read and what you think about.

c. Books are important. Show that you know how to take care of them. Open a new book the right way. Make a paper or plastic cover for it or another book.

7. FOOT POWER

a. Learn to walk on a pair of stilts.
b. Make a pair of "puddle jumpers" and walk with them.
c. Make a pair of "footracers" and use them with a friend.

Related Achievements: Bear #20

How to walk on stilts

Make your own stilts

8. MACHINE POWER

a. Name 10 kinds of trucks, construction machinery, or farm machinery.
b. Use a wheel and axle.
c. Use a pulley.
d. Make and use a windlass.

Fire trucks

Construccion Machines

John Deere Kids

9. LET'S HAVE A PARTY

a. Help with a home or Den party.
b, c. Make a gift or toy like one of these and give it to someone. (see handbook for examples.)

10. NATIVE AMERICAN LORE

a. Read a book or tell a story about Native Americans, past or present.
b. Make a musical instrument used by Native Americans.
c. Make traditional American Indian clothing.
d. Make a traditional item or instrument that american Indians used to make their lives easier.
e. Make a model of a traditional American Indian house. (New for 1998)
f. Learn 12 American Indian word pictures and write a story with them. (see handbook for examples)

Native American Crafts

Native American links for kids

Related Achievements: Bear Elective #24

11. SING-A-LONG

a. Learn and sing the first and last verses of "America"
b. Learn and sing the first verse of our National Anthem.
c. Learn the words and sing three Cub Scout songs. (see handbook for examples.)
d. Learn the words and sing the first verse of three other songs, hymns, or prayers. Write the verse of one of the songs you learned in the space below (in book).
e. Learn a song that would be sung as a grace before meals. Write the words in the space below (in book).

Related Achievements: Bear Elective #8

12. BE AN ARTIST

a. Make a freehand sketch.
b. Tell a story in three steps by drawing three cartoons.
c. Mix yellow and blue paints to make green; yellow and red to make orange; and red and blue to make violet.
d. Help draw, paint, or crayon some scenery for a den or pack skit or puppet show.
e. Make a stencil pattern.
f. Make a poster for a Cub Scout project or pack meeting.

related activities: Bear Elective #9, Webelos Artist Activity Badge

Make your own comic book

Art beltloop/Pin

Scouting Web Crafts Page 1
(Dye & Fabrics Jewelry & Beads Food & Flowers & Candy
String & Cloth & Gimp Misc & Kites & Wizards Coloring Pages & Crafts
Scrapbooking & Stamping Clay & Dough Paper Dolls & Masks)

Scouting Web Crafts Page 2
(Paper Crafts, Origami & Flowers, Balloons, Instruments
Recycled Foam & Shrink Art, Candles & Sand, Dolls & Native,
Cosmetics, Sit Upons & Camp, International)

13. BIRDS
Part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award (page 226)

a. Make a list of all the birds you saw in a week and tell where you saw them (field, forest, marsh, yard, or park).
b. Put out nesting material (short pieces of yarn and string) for birds and tell which birds might use it.
c. Read a book about birds.
d. Point out 10 different kinds of birds (5 may be from pictures).
e. Feed wild birds and tell which birds you fed.
f. Put out a birdhouse and tell which birds use it.

North American Bird Sounds

Related Achievements: Bear #5

14. PETS

a. Take care of a pet.
b. Know what to do when you meet a strange dog.
c. Read a book about a pet and tell about it at a den meeting.
d. Tell what is meant by rabid. Name some animals that can have rabies. Tell what you should do if you see a dog or wild animal that is behaving strangely.
e. Tell what you should do if you find a dead animal.

Pet care tips

All about rabies

Related Achievements: Bear Elective #16

15. GROW SOMETHING
Part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award (page 226)

a. Plant and raise a box garden.
b. Plant and raise a flower bed.
c. Grow a plant indoors.
d. Plant and raise vegetables.

Free Gardening Guide for kids

Related Achievements: Bear Elective #14

16. FAMILY ALERT

a. Talk with your family about what you will do in an emergency.
b. In case of a bad storm or flood, know where you can get safe food and water in your home. Tell how to purify water. Show one way. Know where and how to shut off water, electricity, gas, or oil.
c. Make a list of your first aid supplies, or make a first aid kit. Know where the first aid things are kept.

Family Disaster Plan Booklet

How to purify water while camping

Related Achievements: Bear #11

17. TIE IT RIGHT

a. Learn to tie an overhand knot and a square knot.
b. Tie your shoelaces with a square bow knot.
c. Wrap and tie a package so that it is neat and tight.
d. Tie a stack of newspapers the right way.
e. Tie two cords together with an overhand knot.
f. Learn to tie a necktie.
g. Wrap the end of a rope with tape to keep it from unwinding.

Related Achievements: Bear #22

18. OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

a. Help plan and hold a picnic with your family or den.
b. With a parent, help plan and run a family or den outing.
c. Help plan and lay out a treasure hunt something like this. (see handbook for example.)
d. Help plan and lay out an obstacle race. Use this idea or make up your own. (see handbook for example.)
e. Help plan and lay out an adventure trail.
f. Take part in two summertime pack events with your den.
g. Point out poison plants. Tell what to do if you accidentally touch one of them.

related achievements: Bear achievement #12
Webelo's Outdoorsman activity badge
Wolf Achievement #10c

19. FISHING
Part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award (page 226)

a. Point out five fish.
b. Rig a pole with the right kind of line and hook. Attach a bobber and sinker, if you need them. Then go fishing.
c. Fish with members of your family or a grown-up. Bait your hook and catch a fish.
d. Know the rules of safe fishing.
e. Tell about some of the fishing laws where you live.
f. Show how to use a rod and reel.

Future Fisherman Foundation

Types of TN fish

Identifying fish

Tennessee Fishing regulations

Related Achievements: Fishing Belt loop

20. SPORTS

a. Play a game of tennis, table tennis, or badminton.
b. Know boating safety rules.
c. Earn the Cub Scout Shooting Sports Archery beltloop
d. Understand the safety and courtesy code for skiing. Show walking and the kick turn. Do climbing with a side step or herringbone. Show the snowplow or stem turn, and how to get up from a fall.
e. Know the safety rules for ice skating. Skate, without falling, as far as you can walk in 50 steps. Come to a stop. Turn from forward to backward.
f. In roller skating, know the safety rules. From a standing start, skate forward as far as you can walk in 50 steps. Come to a stop within 10 walking steps. Skate around a corner one way without coasting. Then do the same coming back. Turn from forward to backward.
g. Go bowling.
h. Show how to make a sprint start in track. Run 45 meters in 11 seconds or less.
i. Do a standing long jump. Jump as far as you can.
j. Play a game of flag football.
k. Show how to dribble and kick a soccer ball. Take part in a game.
l. Play a game of baseball or softball.
m. Show how to shoot, pass, and dribble a basketball. Take part in a game.
n. Earn the Cub Scout Shooting Sports BB-gun shooting beltloop.
o. With your den, participate in four outdoor physical fitness-related activities.

Sports Belt loops/pins

Related Achievements: Bear Elective #20
Bear Achievement# 23

21. COMPUTER FUN

a. Visit a place where computers are used. Find out what they do.
b. Explain what a computer program does. Use a program to write a report for school, to write a letter, or for something else.
c. Tell what a computer mouse is. Describe how a CD-ROM is used.

Related Achievements: Bear #17

22. SAY IT RIGHT

a. Say "Hello" in a language other than English.
b. Count to ten in a language other than English.
c. Tell a short story to your den, your den leader, or a grown-up.
d. Tell how to get to a nearby police station from your home, your den meeting, and school. Use directions and street names.
e. Invite a boy to join Cub Scouting or help a new Cub Scout through the Bobcat trail.

Related achievement: Bear Achievement #4

23. LET'S GO CAMPING

a. Participate with your pack on an overnight campout.
b. Explain the basics on how to take care of yourself in the outdoors
c. Tell what to do if you get lost
d. Explain the Buddy System
e. Attend a day camp in your area
f. Attend resident camp in your area
g. Participate with your den at a campfire in front of your pack
h. With your den or pack or family, participate in a worship service outdoors.

BSA Camp Directory

Related achievements: Bear achievement #12
Bear Elective #25
Webelo's Outdoorsman activity badge

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