Paws on the Path

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By completing the Paws on the Path Adventure, your Cub Scout will learn about hiking safely, being mindful of the environment while outdoors, and maps.

Complete Requirements 1-5. Requirements 6 and 7 are optional.

Other Resources (credit ScouterMom.com)

Printable requirements for Wolf Adventure: Paws on the Path

Printable checkoff sheet for Wolf Adventure: Paws on the Path

Printable note sheet for Wolf Adventure: Paws on the Path

Requirement 1:

Show you are prepared to hike safely in any outdoor setting by putting together the Cub Scout Six Essentials to take along on your hike.

These are items every Cub Scout should carry in their personal gear when going on hikes or campouts:

  1. First-aid kit: adhesive bandages, moleskin, gauze, antibiotic ointment, etc.
  2. Water bottle: filled and large enough to last until it can be filled again
  3. Flashlight: for emergency use only
  4. Trail food: can be made as a den activity prior to hike or campout
  5. Sun protection: sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater and a hat
  6. Whistle: also for emergency use only

Read this great Bryan on Scouting blog article to learn more.

Pack 184 from Rochester, NH

Requirement 2:

Tell what the buddy system is and why we always use it in Cub Scouts. Describe what you should do if you get separated from your group while hiking.

Requirement 3:

Choose the appropriate clothing to wear on your hike based on the expected weather.

Pack 184 from Rochester, NH

Requirement 4:

Before hiking, recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. (This may be combined with Requirement 3 of The Call of the Wild Adventure.) After hiking, discuss how you showed respect for wildlife.

The Outdoor Code

As an American, I will do my best to –
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.

Leave No Trace Principles for Kids

  • Know Before You Go
  • Choose The Right Path
  • Trash Your Trash
  • Leave What You Find
  • Be Careful With Fire
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Kind to Other Visitors

Requirement 5:

Go on a 1-mile hike with your den or family. Find two interesting things that you've never seen before and discuss with your den or family.

Requirement 6:

Name two birds, two insects, and/or two other animals that live in your area. Explain how you identified them.

Requirement 7:

Draw a map of an area near where you live using common map symbols. Show which direction is north on your map

Way to go!

You've completed the Paws on the Path Adventure Loop