Cub Scout Archives: Wolf Achievement 12 - Making Choices
Wolf Achievement 12 is about making the best choices possible. Find helps for this achievement here.
Wolf Achievement 12 Requirements
Do requirement a and four of requirements b through k:
- Complete the Character Connection for Courage.
- Know. Discuss with your family what “courage” is. Review the requirements and discuss how you might need courage in each one to do what is right.
- Commit. Give some examples of when it is hard to do the right thing. Discuss with your family times that it might take courage to be honest and kind. Tell about a time in your life when you needed to be brave and courageous to do the right thing.
- Practice. Practice learning about courage while doing the requirements for “Making Choices.” With family members, act out the choices you would make for some of the requirements.
- There is an older boy who hangs around Jason’s school. He tries to give drugs to the children. What would you do if you were Jason?
- Lee is home alone. The phone rings. When Lee answers, a stranger asks if Lee’s mother is home. She is not. Lee is alone. What would you do if you were Lee?
- Justin is new to your school. He has braces on his legs and walks with a limp. Some of the kids at school tease him. They want you to tease him, too. What would you do?
- Juan is on a walk with his little sister. A car stops and a man asks them to come over to the car. What would you do if you were Juan?
- Matthew’s grandmother gives him money to buy an ice-cream cone. On the way to the store, a bigger boy asks for money and threatens to hit Matthew if he does not give him some money. If you were Matthew what would you do?
- Chris and his little brother are home alone in the afternoon. A woman knocks on the door and says she wants to read the meter. She is not wearing a uniform. What would you do if you were Chris?
- Sam is home alone. He looks out the window and sees a man trying to break into a neighbor’s back door. What would you do if you were Sam?
- Mr. Palmer is blind. He has a guide dog. One day as he is crossing the street, some kids whistle and call to the dog. They want you and your friends to call the dog, too. What would you do?
- Some kids who go to Bob’s school want him to steal candy and gum from a store, which they can share later. Bob knows this is wrong, but he wants to be popular with these kids. What would you do if you were Bob?
- Paul and his little sister are playing outdoors. A very friendly, elderly woman stops and watches the children for a while. Paul doesn’t know the woman. She starts to talk to them and offers to take Paul’s little sister on a walk around the block. What would you do?
September Cub Scout Theme - Hometown Heroes (Cooperation) BSA offers supplemental pack program ideas for each month. One theme for the September core value of Cooperation is a Hometown Heroes theme.
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plans: #11 - Making Choices BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. This Wolf den meeting plan covers Wolf Achievement 12 – Making Choices.
March Cub Scout Theme – Planting Seeds of Kindness (Compassion) The core value for the month of March is Compassion. I have heard through the grapevine that the first supplemental plan for this core value will be "Planting Seeds of Kindness".
Ideas for July Pack Meeting – Courage The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of July is Courage. According to the program helps courage is being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
Wolf Den Meeting Plan for Achievement 12 - Making Choices I found that the best way to make this fun was to turn it into a role play game. We started out with the Character Connection, and then we started going through the scenarios. We went through more than four. They really enjoyed doing them. And with a couple of the scenarios there was some lively discussion over what they should do.
Make a Difference to One This can be used as a Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Advisor Minute or it can be used with adults to encourage more participation in the Committee.
Helps and Requirements for Wolf Wolf is the Cub Scout program for boys in 2nd grade. Find helps and requirements for the Wolf program on this page.