Closeup of a child's soapy hands being washed under running water in a sink

The Germ Song for Germs Alive!

Sandie sent in this question:

Where do I find the “Germ Song”, the Mucus demonstration and the Sneeze demonstration?

Thanks for the question. These are all requirements for the Wolf Germs Alive! adventure. The song and instructions for the demonstrations can be found in the Wolf Handbook.

The sneeze demonstration involves putting confetti in a balloon, blowing it up, and then popping it. The confetti ends up all spread out, like germs in a sneeze. For the mucus demonstration, you make fake “mucus” from borax, warm water, and glue.  Then you use something like glitter or cocoa powder to see how the mucus traps small particles. The handbook has complete instructions and photos.

The song is below. The Wolf should sing the song while washing his hands. When he gets to the end of the song, he knows he has washed his hands long enough to get them clean.

If you are a den leader or your son is a Cub Scout, you really need to have a copy of the handbook. There is much more information about each requirement in the book. Den leaders should also have a copy of the Den Leader Guide for their level. You should be able to get these from your local scout shop.

Germ Song

Sing to the tune of Happy Birthday

No dirty paws for me,
No dirty paws for me,
A Wolf Scout is clean,
No dirty paws for me.

Clean paws keep me strong,
Clean paws keep me strong,
A Wolf Scout is smart,
Clean paws keep me strong!


2 Responses to The Germ Song for Germs Alive!

  1. Courtney November 5, 2015 at 8:42 PM #

    Thanks so much for your post. I wish I had seen it about 3 hours early though as I struggled thru our meeting tonight lol.
    For some reason even though I have a leader hand book I missed all of this info.

  2. Kami August 16, 2016 at 5:04 PM #

    You definitely need the book the boys use in addition to the leader book.

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