Pathfinders is our program for Wolves and any Tigers who attend.  Pathfinders is made to be an introduction to the outdoors for our youngest Scouts.  They create several crafts and play games outside while learning about nature.



Paws on the Path

1. Show you are prepared to hike safely by putting together the Cub Scout Six Essentials to take along on your hike

2. Tell what the buddy system is and why we always use it in Cub Scouts

3. Describe what you should do if you get separated from your group while hiking

4. Choose the appropriate clothing to wear on your hike based on the expected weather.

5. Before hiking, recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader.  After hiking, discuss how you showed respect for wildlife.

6. Go on a 1-mile hike with your den or family.  Watch and record two interesting things that you've never seen before.

7. Name two birds, two insects, and two other animals that live in your area.  Explain how you identified them.

Running with the Pack

1. Play catch with someone in your den or family who is standing 10 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 ability.

2. Practice balancing as you walk forward, backward, and sideways.

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.

Call of the Wild

1. While a Wolf Scout, attend a pack or family campout.  If your chartered organization does not permit Cub Scout camping, you may substitute a family campout or a daylong outdoor activity with your den or pack.

2. Show how to tie an overhand knot and a square knot.

3. While on a den or family outing, identify four different types of animals.  Explain how you identified them.

4. With your family or den, make a list of possible weather changes that might happen on your campout according to the time of year you are camping.  Tell how you will be prepared for each one.

7A. Recite the Outdoor Code with your leader

7B. Recite the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader.  Talk about how these principles support the Outdoor Code.

7C. After your campout, list the ways you demonstrated being careful with fire.

Finding Your Way

3A. Identify what a compass rose is and where it is on the map.

3B. Use a compass to identify which direction is north.  Show how to determine which way is south, east, and west.

4. Go on a scavenger hunt using a compass, and locate an object with a compass.

5. Using a map and compass go on a hike with your den or family.

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