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Wolf Digging in the Past Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Documents

This information is for the Cub Scout program before the June 1, 2024 updates. After June 2024, all Cub Scouts should use the updated program requirements. See here.

Digging in the Past is one of the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures. For the Digging in the Past adventure, Wolves learn about dinosaurs and fossils.

Requirements for Wolf Adventure: Digging in the Past

Complete the following requirements

  1. Play a game that demonstrates your knowledge of dinosaurs, such as a dinosaur match game.
  2. Create an imaginary dinosaur. Share with your den its name, what it eats, and where it lives.
  3. Complete one of the following
    3A. Make a fossil cast.
    3B. Make a dinosaur dig. Be a paleontologist, and dig through a dinosaur dig made by another member of your den. Show and explain the ways a paleontologist works carefully during a dig.
  4. Make edible fossil layers. Explain how this snack is a good model for the formation of fossils.

Resources for Wolf Den Leaders and Parents

Soil Sample Cupcakes Recipe

Use this to make a layered snack to understand the different levels of soil.

Making Plaster Casts

Plaster of Paris is messy, which means Scouts will enjoy it. You can use this versatile medium to make plaster molds and casts.


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