Wolf Call of the Wild Adventure
Adventure Goal: Introduce camping skills and promote preparedness for challenges outdoors.
Complete Requirements 1-4 plus at least one other.
- Attend one of the following:
- A pack or family campout
- An outdoor activity with your den or pack
- Day camp
- 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.
- Recite the Outdoor Code with your leader.
- Recite the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. Talk about how these principles support the Outdoor Code.
- After your outdoor activity or campout, list the ways you demonstrated being careful with fire or other dangers.
- Show or demonstrate what to do:
- In case of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or flood.
- 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.
Ideas for Adventure Requirements:
- Ensure everyone is aware and ready to camp by using Campout Checklist to prepare.
- Practice your knots so you can help the scouts learn. Overhand Knot (half hitch) Square Knot
- A scout doesn't need to actually see an animal. Animals can be identified by sight, sound, tufts of fur, scat, or tracks. I guess a few, such as skunk, could be identified by smell also.
- There are many ways to prepare for adverse weather. Rather than a heavy, hot raincoat, an umbrella or light poncho might be a better choice for warm, humid, rainstorms.
A hotter than expected day can be dangerous, too. Having a wide-brimmed hat, umbrella, or shade tarp available could make a big difference.
- Read these pages about child safety which is no longer just 'stranger danger' - kidsmartz.org, NCPC.org, free-for-kids.com
- Communicate with other den leaders to ensure a variety of entertainment since they will all have similar requirements.
- The Outdoor Code is easier to remember if you start with memorizing the Four Cs - Clean, Careful, Considerate, and Conservation-minded.
Den Meeting Ideas for Call of the Wild Adventure:
- Use Licorice Knots activity to combine learning and snack.
- Play UnRavel game.
- The LNT Principles for Kids are listed in the back of the Wolf Handbook. Read details of the principles and implementing them at LNT.org and Outdoor Ethics.
- Sing some of the verses of I Met a Bear song.
- Perform Panther Tracks skit for the Pack.
- Tell Leave a Trace minute to the den.
- Conduct a short version of Hole In My Pack activity
- Learn more about LNT from Leave No Trace Dude.
- Remember to use this Wolf Call of the Wild adventure as a step towards each scout's Outdoor Ethics award.
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