Wolf Elective Adventure Requirements: Air of the Wolf

This is a preview of one of the new Cub Scout requirements which will go into effect in the 2015-2016 program year. See the BSA Program Updates page for complete information.

Air of the Wolf is one of the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures. In the current Wolf Cub Scout program it is similar to Wolf Elective 5 – Spare Time Fun.

For this adventure, Wolves learn about activities which can be done using air – paper airplanes, balloons, music, kites, and more.

The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Wolf Cub Scouts will receive a belt loop.

Wolf Adventure Requirements: Air of the Wolf

  1. Do the following investigations:
    1. Conduct an investigation about the weight of air.
    2. Conduct an investigation about air temperature.
    3. Conduct at least one of the following investigations to see how air affects different objects:
      1. Make a paper airplane and fly it five times. Make a change to its shape to help it fly farther. Try it at least five times.
      2. Make a balloon-powered sled or a balloon-powered boat. Test your sled or boat with larger and smaller balloons.
      3. Bounce a basketball that doesn’t have enough air in it. Then bounce it when it has the right amount of air in it. Do each one 10 times. Describe how the balls bounce differently when the amount of air changes.
      4. Roll a tire or ball that doesn’t have enough air in it, and then roll it again with the right amount of air. Describe differences in how they move.
  2. Do the following:
    1. With other members of your den, go outside and record the sounds you hear. Identify which of these sounds is the result of moving air.
    2. Create a musical wind instrument, and play it as part of a den band.
    3. With an adult, conduct an investigation on how speed can affect sound.
  3. Do the following:
    1. Explain the rules for safely flying kites.
    2. Make a kite using household materials.
  4. If your den or your pack has a kite derby, space derby or rain-gutter regatta, participate in the fun. Or build a kite or rain-gutter regatta boat with your family. Explain how air helps the vehicle move.
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