If a Cub Scout has completed the first grade (or is 8 years old) and has earned the Bobcat Badge, they may start earning the Wolf rank. They will need a blue Cub Scout Uniform, a Wolf neckerchief, and Wolf neckerchief slide when beginning the Wolf portion of the Scout trail. This part of the Scout trail is intended to take one school year, preparing the Cub Scout to begin earning their Bear rank after they complete second grade.
The Wolf badge is earned by completing six required and one elective adventures. There are a total of 13 elective adventures that might interest your Cub Scout and numerous electives can be completed throughout the year. A belt loop will be awarded for each adventure your Cub Scout completes.
Much of the advancement for the Wolf rank is done by the Cub Scout with their family outside of the Den. The parent signs off in the Cub Scout’s handbook and the Den Leader records the advancements from the handbook to tracking chart or software program. As the Tiger program was family oriented, so the Wolf program relies heavily on family involvement. You will see this gradually change with the Cub Scout doing more with their Den and take a more independent direction as they reach Webelos and Scouts.