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Wolf Finding Your Way Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

About the Wolf Finding Your Way Adventure

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.

Finding Your Way is one of the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures. For the Finding Your Way adventure, Wolves learn map and compass skills.

Wolves will make a map of their neighborhood, draw a map to their homes, learn about how compasses work, go on a scavenger hunt, and take a hike or walk. Wolf Cub Scouts will enjoy learning how to find their way around. And these skills will help them later in the Scouting program.

Requirements for Wolf Adventure: Finding Your Way

Complete the following requirements

  1. Do the following:
    1A. Using a map of your city or town, locate where you live.
    1B. Draw a map for a friend so he or she can locate your home, a park, a school, or other locations in your neighborhood. Use symbols to show parks, buildings, trees, and water. You can invent your own symbols. Be sure to include a key so your symbols can be identified.
  2. Do the following:
    2A. Identify what a compass rose is and where it is on the map.
    2B. Use a compass to identify which direction is north. Show how to determine which way is south, east, and west.
  3. Go on a scavenger hunt using a compass, and locate an object with a compass.
  4. Using a map and compass, go on a hike or walk with your den or family.

Resources for Wolf Den Leaders and Parents

Video Resources

BSA Video Resource for the Wolf Finding Your Way Adventure

The Parts of a Map Video Lesson: This short video from Leap Frog shows the different parts of a map including the compass rose, legend, and scale.


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