Thursday, April 11, 2013

How to teach gospel topics at the same time you are teaching Cub Scout requirements for the WOLF Den

Wolf Requirements Gospel Question for Discussion
and Scripture to Ponder
1. Feats of Skill 
a. Play catch with someone 10 steps away. Play until you can throw and catch. 
b. Walk a line back and forth. Do it sideways too. Then walk the edge of a board six steps each way.  
c. Do a front roll.
d. Do a back roll. 
e. Do a falling forward roll.
f. See how high you can jump. 
g. Do the elephant walk, frog leap, and crab walk.
h. Using a basic swim stroke, swim 25 feet.
i. Tread water for 15 seconds or as long as you can. Do your best. 
j. Using a basketball or playground ball, do a - Chest pass, Bounce pass, Overhand pass.
k. Do a frog stand. 
l. Run or jog in place for 5 minutes.
2. Your Flag 
a. Give the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. Tell what it means. 
b. Lead a flag ceremony in your den.
c. Tell how to respect and take care of the U.S. flag. Show three ways to display the flag.  12th Article of Faith: We believe in being subject to Kings, Presidents, Rulers, and Magistrates, in obeying, honoring and sustaining the law.
d. Learn about the flag of your state or territory and how to display it. 
e. Learn how to raise a U.S. flag properly for an outdoor ceremony.
f. Participate in an outdoor flag ceremony. 
g. With the help of another person, fold the U.S. flag. 
3. Keep Your Body Healthy 
a. Make a chart and keep track of your health habits for two weeks.  3a. Why does the Lord want us to take care of our bodies? 1 Corinthians 3:17 
b. Tell four ways to stop the spread of colds.  3b. In what ways can we also stop the spread of sin? 1 Nephi 3:7, Alma 5:57  
c. Show what to do for a small cut on your finger. 3c.  How can we heal ourselves spiritually?
3 Nephi 9:13
4. Know Your Home and Community 
a. Make a list of phone numbers you need in case of an emergency. Put a copy of this list by each phone or in a central place in your home. Update it often. 
b. Tell what to do if someone comes to the door and wants to come in. 
c. Tell what to do if someone calls on the phone.  
d. When you and your family leave home, remember to: Turn off the lights, Close and lock the windows, Turn off the water, Take care of your pets, Have my key, Lock all the doors. 
e. Talk with your family members. Agree on the household jobs you will be responsible for. Make a list of your jobs and mark off when you have finished them. Do this for one month. 
5. Tools for Fixing and Building 
a. Point out and name seven tools. Do this at home, or go to a hardware store with an adult. Tell what each tool does.  5.  We have to know WHAT the tool is and HOW we can use it.  Then it can become an effective tool.  Otherwise, it is useless to us.  This makes me think of the scriptures.  They are a tool Heavenly Father has given us to guide us, spiritually, in our lives.  But if we don't know how to study them effectively, they will not reach their full potential in our lives.
b. Show how to use pliers.  Question:  Why is it important to understand what a particular tool is used for?  How can we apply this to reading the scriptures and praying?
c. Identify a Philips head and a standard screw. Then use the right tool to drive and then remove one from a board.  I couldn't find a scripture, but I found this talk given by President Monson April 2010 General Conf.: "Young men, I admonish you to prepare for service as a missionary. There are many tools to help you learn the lessons which will be beneficial to you as well as helping you to live the life you will need to have lived to be worthy. One such tool is the booklet entitled For the Strength of Youth, published under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. It features standards from the writings and teachings of Church leaders and from scripture, adherence to which will bring the blessings of our Heavenly Father and the guidance of His Son to each of us. In addition, there are lesson manuals, carefully prepared after prayerful consideration. Families have family home evenings, where gospel principles are taught. Almost all of you have the opportunity to attend seminary classes taught by dedicated teachers who have much to share."
d. Show how to use a hammer. 
e. Make a birdhouse, a set of bookends, or something else useful.  5e. Jesus as a carpenter, learning from his father, Joseph.
6. Start a Collection 
a. Complete the Character Connection for Positive Attitude. 
Know. Discuss with your family how a cheerful and positive attitude will help you do your best at school and in other areas of your life. 
Commit. Discuss with your family how gathering items for a collection may be difficult. How does a hopeful and cheerful attitude help you to keep looking for more items. Why is a positive attitude important?
Practice. Practice having a positive attitude while doing the requirements for "Start a Collection." 
b. Make a collection of anything you like. Start with 10 things. Put them together in a neat way. 
c. Show and explain your collection to another person. 
7. Your Living World 
a. Complete the Character Connection for Respect.  7a. Why is it important that we respect Heavenly Father’s creations? Moses 3:5
   According to the Book of Mormon what kind of a land do we have? 1 Nephi 2:20
Know. Discuss these questions with your family: What things have people done to show a lack of respect to our world? Why is it important to respect our environment and ntural resources? How can you show respect for your environment?
Commit. Discuss with your family how you feel when you see places in your neighborhood that have lots of litter. Name one thing you can do to help the environment.
Practice. Practice being respectful while doing the requirements for "Your Living World."

b. Land, air and water can get dirty. Discuss with your family ways this can happen.  7b. Just as Heavenly Father created our environment, he created our physical spirit too. Just as our physical environment can get dirty or polluted, so can our spiritual environment. How? Moses 6:63
   What ways did the people "dirty" the land? Mosiah 21:26
c. It takes a lot of energy to make glass, cans, and paper products. You can help save energy by collecting these items for use again. Find out how recycling is done where you live. Find out what items you can recycle.  7c. What gospel principles can we reuse or “recycle” daily, to help keep our spiritual environment clean? Alma 34:27 and 2 Ne 32:3
   What energy sources did the people of the Book of Mormon use? Ether  10:23
d. With an adult, pick up litter in your neighborhood. Wear gloves to protect your hands against germs and cuts from sharp objects.  7d. How can we cleanse our spiritual environment? Alma 39:13
   What did the people do to keep the land clean and beautiful? 1 Nephi 18:24
e. With an adult, find three stories that tell how people are protecting our world. Read and discuss them together.  7e. What are three scripture stories that show examples of people who have had to clean up their spiritual environment?
      Alma the younger- Mos. 27:8-37, Alma 36:6-24
      King Benjamin- Mosiah 2:1,4, and Mosiah 6:1-3
      Ammon and the sons of Mosiah- Mosiah 27
   What did the Nephites promise to do to protect their land? Alma 53:17
f. Besides recycling, there are other ways to save energy. List three ways you can save energy, and do them.  7f. What are some ways we can save ourselves some “spiritual energy”?
   Put on the Armor of God, to protect us from sin and temptation in the first place- Eph. 6:13-28.
   The early Nephites did some pretty crazy stuff to save energy.  What is one way they saved energy? 1 Nephi 17:2
8. Cooking and Eating 
a. Study the Food Guide Pyramid. Name some foods from each of the food groups shown in the pyramid.  8.  We prepare food and eat it to nourish our bodies to grow strong.  Prayer and Scripture study will nourish our spirits and prepare it to receive spiritual gifts from our Heavenly Father such as the gift of personal revelation and discernment.  Mark 11:24-25
b. Plan the meals you and your family should have for one day. List things your family should have from the food groups shown in the Food Group Pyramid. At each meal, you should have foods from at least three food groups. 
c. Help fix at least one meal for your family. Help set the table, cook the food, and wash the dishes.  
d. Fix your own breakfast. Wash and put away the dishes. 
e. With an adult, help to plan, prepare, and cook an outdoor meal. 
9. Be Safe at Home and on the Street 
a. Complete the Character Connection for Responsibility. 
Know. Discuss these questions with your family: How does being responsible help us be safe? Within the past week, how did you show responsibility? 
Commit. Discuss these questions with your family: What happens when people are not responsible? What things can make you forget to be responsible? What things will help you be more responsible? 
Practice. Practice being responsible while doing the requirements for "Be Safe at Home and on the Street." 
b. WITH AN ADULT, check your home for hazards and know how to make your home safe.  
c. WITH AN ADULT, check your home for danger from fire. 
d. Practice good rules of street and road safety. 
e. Know the rules of bike safety. 
10. Family Fun 
a. Complete the Character Connection for Cooperation.  10.  I relate Mosiah 4:14-15  " And ye will not suffer your children that they go hungry, or naked; neither will ye suffer that they transgress the laws of god, and fight and quarrel one with another, and serve the devil, who is the master of sin, or who is the evil spirit which hath been spoken of by our fathers, he being an enemy to all righteousness."
   " But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth and soberness; ye will teach them to love one another, and serve one another."
Know. Discuss these questions with your family: What is "cooperation"? Why do people need to cooperate when they are doing things together? Name some ways that you can be helpful and cooperate with others.                
Commit. Discuss with your family what makes it hard to cooperate. How do listening, sharing, and persuading help us cooperate? 
Practice. Practice being cooperative while doing the requirements for "Family Fun." 
b. Make a game like one of these. Play it with your family. 
c. Plan a walk. Go to a park or a wooded area, or visit a zoo or museum with your family. 
d. Read a book or Boys' Life magazine with your family. Take turns reading aloud. 
e. Decide with Akela. what you will watch on television or listen to on the radio. 
f. Attend a concert, a play, or other live program with your family. 
 g. Have a family Board Game night at home with members of your family. 
11. Duty to God 
a. Complete the Character Connection for Faith. Know. What is "faith"? With your family, discuss some people who have shown their faith - who have shown an inner strength based on their trust in a higher power or cause. Discuss the good qualities of these people. 
Commit. Discuss these questions with your family: What problems did these faithful people overcome to follow or practice their beliefs? What challenges might you face in doing your duty to God? Who can help you with these challenges?
Practice. Practice your faith while doing the requirements for "Duty to God." 

b. Talk with your family about what they believe is their duty to God. 
c. Give two ideas on how you can practice or demonstrate your religious beliefs. Choose one and do it. 
d. Find out how you can help your church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or religious fellowship. 
12. Making Choices
a. Complete the Character Connection for Courage.
Know. Discuss with your family what "courage" is. Review the requirements and discuss how you might need courage in each one to do what is right. 
Commit. Give some examples of when it is hard to do the right thing. Discuss with your family times that it might take courage to be honest and kind. Tell about a time in your life when you needed to be brave and courageous to do the right thing. 
Practice. Practice learning about courage while doing the requirements for "Making Choices." With family members, act out the choices you would make for some of the requirements. 
b. There is an older boy who hangs around Jason's school. He tries to give drugs to the children. What would you do if you were Jason? 
c. Lee is home alone. The phone rings. When Lee answers, a stranger asks if Lee's mother is home. She is not. Lee is alone. What would you do if you were Lee? 
d. Justin is new to your school. He has braces on his legs and walks with a limp. Some of the kids at school tease him. They want you to tease him, too. What would you do? 
e. Juan is on a walk with his little sister. A car stops and a man asks them to come over to the car. What would you do if you were Juan? 
f. Matthew's grandmother gives him money to buy an ice-cream cone. On the way to the store, a bigger boy asks for money and threatens to hit Matthew if he does not give him some money. If you were Matthew what would you do? 
g. Chris and his little brother are home alone in the afternoon. A woman knocks on the door and says she wants to read the meter. She is not wearing a uniform. What would you do if you were Chris? 
h. Sam is home alone. He looks out the window and sees a man trying to break into a neighbor's back door. What would you do if you were Sam? 
i. Mr. Palmer is blind. He has a guide dog. One day as he is crossing the street, some kids whistle and call to the dog. They want you and your friends to call the dog, too. What would you do? 
j. Some kids who go to Bob's school want him to steal candy and gum from a store, which they can share later. Bob knows this is wrong, but he wants to be popular with these kids. What would you do if you were Bob? 
k. Paul and his little sister are playing outdoors. A very friendly, elderly woman stops and watches the children for a while. Paul doesn't know the woman. She starts to talk to them and offers to take Paul's little sister on a walk around the block. What would you do?
1. It's a Secret
a. Use a secret code.
b. Write to a friend in invisible "ink".
c. "Write" your name using American Sign Language. People who are deaf use this language. Communicating Pin #7, Language and Culture Pin #7d. Use 12 American Indian signs to tell a story.
2. Be an Actor
a. Help to plan and put on a skit with costumes.
b. Make some scenery for a skit. Cub Scout Art Pin #5 or #8.
c. Make sound effects for a skit.
d. Be the announcer for a skit.
e. Make a paper-sack mask for a skit.
3. Make It Yourself
a. Make something useful for your home or school. Start with a recipe card holder.
b. Use the ruler on this page to see how far you can stretch your hand.
c. Make and use a bench fork.
d. Make a door stop.
e. Or make something else.
4. Play a Game
a. Play Pie-tin Washer Toss.
b. Play Marble Sharpshooter.
c. Play Ring Toss.
d. Play Beanbag Toss.
e. Play a game of marbles.
f. Play a wide-area or large group game with your den or pack. Language and Culture Belt Loop #3.
5. Spare-Time Fun
a. Explain safety rules for kite flying. 5a. How can being obedient to rules help us to gain blessings? D&C 130: 19-21
b. Make and fly a paper bag kite. 5b. How is making a kite for the 1st time a lot like what Alma taught. “If ye have faith ye hope for things….” Alma 32:21
c. Make and fly a two-stick kite. 5c. How is being faithful and keeping the commandments like the success of flying a kite? Mosiah 2:41
d. Make and fly a three-stick kite. 5d. What can we learn from having a firm or sturdy foundation? 2 Nephi 28:28
e. Make and use a reel for kite string. 5e. What are some similarities of a kite’s string and being lost or separated from those you love? John 16:16-23
f. Make a model boat with a rubber-band propeller. 5f. The Church of Jesus Christ is moving forward with great missionary work. What blessings have you seen or experienced because of someone wanting to share the joy of the gospel?
D&C 18:15-16
g., h., i. Make or put together some kind of model boat, airplane, train, or car. 5g,h,i  How is putting a model together for the 1st time similar to Nephi’s experience with building a boat? 1 Nephi 17:18
6. Books, Books, Books
a. Visit a bookstore or go to a public library with an adult. Find out how to get your own library card. Name four kinds of books that interest you (for example, history, science fiction, how-to-books).
b. Choose a book on a subject you like and read it. With an adult, discuss what you read and what you think about it. Astronomy Pin #8 or #11, Science Pin #12.
c. Books are important. Show that you know how to take care of them. Open a new book the right way. Make a paper or plastic cover for it or another book.
7. Foot Power
a. Learn to walk on a pair of stilts.
b. Make a pair of "puddle jumpers" and walk with them.
c. Make a pair of "foot racers" and use them with a friend.
8. Machine Power
a. Name 10 kinds of trucks, construction machinery, or farm machinery and tell what each is used for. 8.  I think this kind of applies to the tools.  Different machines have different purposes, and when we understand their purposes and potential, we can do a job effectively--AND IT MAKES IT A LOT EASIER.
b. Help an adult do a job using a wheel and axle. Maybe, in a roundabout way, this could be applied to the Savior--how he REALLY helps us do hard things, and because of his help, the load is easier for us to bear-the job is easier for us to do- and it can be done the right way.  When we have the Lord's "power" we can be much more powerful and do really hard things (like Sister Elaine Dalton has said; "We can do hard things.")
c. Show how to use a pulley. Question:  How is the Savior like these powerful machines? 1 Nephi 9:6
d. Make and use a windlass.    "But the Lord knoweth all things from the beginning; wherefore, he prepareth a way to accomplish all his works among the children of men; for behold, he hath all power unto the fulfilling of all his words. And thus it is. Amen."
9. Let's Have a Party
a. Help with a home or den party.
b., c. Make a gift or toy like one of these and give it to someone.
10. American Indian Lore
a. Read a book or tell a story about American Indians, past or present.
b. Make a musical instrument American Indians used. Music Pin #1.
c. Make traditional American Indian clothing.
d. Make a traditional item or instrument that American Indians used to make their lives easier.
e. Make a model of a traditional American Indian house.
f. Learn 12 American Indian word pictures and write a story with them.
11. Sing-Along
a. Learn and sing the first and last verses of "America." Music Belt Loop #2.
b. Learn and sing the first verse of our national anthem. Music Belt Loop #2.
c. Learn the words and sing three Cub Scouting songs. Music Belt Loop #2.
d. Learn the words and sing the first verse of three other songs, hymns, or prayers. Write the verse of one of the songs you learned in the space below. Music Belt Loop #2.
e. Learn and sing a song that would be sung as a grace before meals. Write the words in the space below. Music Belt Loop #2.
f. Sing a song with your den at a pack meeting. Music Belt Loop #2.
12. Be an Artist
Art Belt Loop #2.
a. Make a freehand sketch of a person, place, or thing. a. Heavenly Father has given us all talents and gifts. 1 Tim. 4:14, D&C 88:33
   The Savior has taught us all to "draw".  How does He want us to do this? 2 Nephi 26:24b. Draw a picture or tell a story about a time you shared your talents. D&C 82:3
b. Tell a story in three steps by drawing three cartoons. 12b.  Tell your favorite Book of Mormon story by drawing three pictures.
c. Mix yellow and blue paints, mix yellow and red, and mix red and blue. Tell what color you get from each mixture. c. When you mix it up and try new things, you will often develop new talents. Matthew 25:20
   What did the people have to make colors? 3 Nephi 22:11
d. Help draw, paint, or color some scenery for a skit, play, or puppet show. d. If we all do our part and contribute our talents together, we can create something bigger and better. D&C 82:18
e. Make a stencil pattern. e. Each time we share our talents, it gets easier. (creates a pattern) D&C 6:11
   The Nephites had to make their own paper to write on.  What were they called?   Jacob 3:14
f. Make a poster for a Cub Scout project or a pack meeting. Astronomy Belt Loop #2 or Astronomy Pin #1, #7, or #10, Citizenship Belt Loop #2, Map and Compass Pin #2, Science Pin #10, Weather Belt Loop #1, Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop #2a. f. Share your talent with others, don’t hide it!
Matt. 5:16
13. Birds
This elective is also part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.
a. Make a list of all the birds you saw in a week and tell where you saw them (field, forest, marsh, yard, or park).
b. Put out nesting material (short pieces of yarn and string) for birds and tell which birds might use it.
c. Read a book about birds.
d. Point out 10 different kinds of birds (five may be from pictures).
e. Feed wild birds and tell which birds you fed.
f. Put out a birdhouse and tell which birds use it.
14. Pets
a. Take care of a pet.
b. Know what to do when you meet a strange dog.
c. Read a book about a pet and tell about it at a den meeting.
d. Tell what is meant by rabid. Name some animals that can have rabies. Tell what you should do if you see a dog or wild animal that is behaving strangely. Tell what you should do if you find a dead animal.
15. Grow Something
This elective is also part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award. 15.  By feeding your soul with personal prayer and scripture study, you will strengthen your spirit and gain knowledge.
  Grow strong in your faith in Jesus Christ and you will bear the fruit of a solid testimony, the will to serve and lead in the church.  Alma 37:35
a. Plant and raise a box garden. Science Pin #3.
b. Plant and raise a flower bed. Science Pin #3.
c. Grow a plant indoors. Science Pin #3.
d. Plant and raise vegetables. Science Pin #3.
e. Visit a botanical garden or other agricultural exhibition in your area.
16. Family Alert
a. Talk with your family about what you will do in an emergency.
b. In case of a bad storm or flood, know where you can get safe food and water in your home. Tell how to purify water. Show one way. Know where and how to shut off water, electricity, gas, or oil.
c. Make a list of your first-aid supplies, or make a first-aid kit. Know where the first-aid things are kept.
17. Tie It Right
a. Learn to tie an overhand knot and a square knot.
b. Tie your shoelaces with a square bow knot.
c. Wrap and tie a package so that it is neat and tight.
d. Tie a stack of newspapers the right way.
e. Tie two cords together with an overhand knot.
f. Learn to tie a necktie.
g. Wrap the end of a rope with tape to keep it from unwinding.
18. Outdoor Adventure
a. Help plan and hold a picnic with your family or den. 18.  For this I turn to 1 Nephi 2-3 "And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness."
   "And it came to pass that he was obedient unto the word of the Lord, wherefore he did as the Lord commanded him."
   I basically am going to relate being in the outdoors and how things will go dependent on your obedience to your parents or church leaders that count on you to be of sound mind and making good judgments and not solely relying on yourself, but others to make it safe and fun.
b. With an adult, help plan and run a family or den outing.    
c. Help plan and lay out a treasure hunt something like this.
d. Help plan and lay out an obstacle race. Use this idea or make up your own.
e. Help plan and lay out an adventure trail.
f. Take part in two summertime pack events with your den.
g. Point out poisonous plants. Tell what to do if you accidentally touch one of them.
19. Fishing
This elective is also part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.
a. Identify five different kinds of fish.
b. Rig a pole with the right kind of line and hook. Attach a bobber and sinker, if you need them. Then go fishing.
c. Fish with members of your family or an adult. Bait your hook and do your best to catch a fish.
d. Know the rules of safe fishing.
e. Tell about some of the fishing laws where you live.
f. Show how to use a rod and reel.
20. Sports
a. Play a game of tennis, table tennis, or badminton.
b. Know boating safety rules.
c. Earn the Cub Scouting shooting sports Archery belt loop.
d. Understand the safety and courtesy code for skiing. Show walking and the kick turn. Do climbing with a side step or herringbone. Show the snowplow or stem turn, and how to get up from a fall.
e. Know the safety rules for ice skating. Skate, without falling, as far as you can walk in 50 steps. Come to a stop. Turn from forward to backward.
f. In roller skating, know the safety rules. From a standing start, skate forward as far as you can walk in 50 steps. Come to a stop within 10 walking steps. Skate around a corner one way without coasting. Then do the same coming back. Turn from forward to backward.
g. Go bowling.
h. Show how to make a sprint start in track. See how far you can run in 10 seconds.
i. Do a standing long jump. Jump as far as you can.
j. Play a game of flag football.
k. Show how to dribble and kick a soccer ball. Take part in a game.
l. Play a game of baseball or softball.
m. Show how to shoot, pass, and dribble a basketball. Take part in a game.
n. Earn the Cub Scouting shooting sports BB-gun shooting belt loop.
o. With your den, participate in four outdoor physical fitness-related activities.
21. Computers
a. Visit a business where computers are used. Find out what the computers do. Computers Pin #11.
b. Explain what a computer program does. Use a program to write a report for school, to write a letter, or for something. Computers Belt Loop #3, Pin #1, #3, #4, or #6.
c. Tell what a computer mouse is. Describe how a CD-ROM is used. Computers Belt Loop #1.
22. Say It Right
a. Say "hello" in a language other than English.
b. Count to 10 in a language other than English.
c. Tell a short story to your den, your den leader, or an adult.
d. Tell how to get to a nearby fire station or police station from your home, your den meeting place, and school. Use directions and street names.
e. Invite a boy to join Cub Scouting or help a new Cub Scout through the Bobcat trail.
23. Let's Go Camping
a. Participate with your pack on an overnight campout.
b. Explain the basics of how to take care of yourself in the outdoors.
c. Tell what to do if you get lost.
d. Explain Buddy System.
e. Attend day camp in your area.
f. Attend resident camp in your area.
g. Participate with your den at a campfire in front of your pack.
h. With your den or pack or family, participate in a worship service outdoors.

1 comment:

  1. This is great! Thanks for putting this together!