Coins are more than just money. In this adventure, Wolves will learn how to spot the various markings on a coin and identify the meanings. Through games and experiments, they will learn how to determine the value of a coin.


• Following directions
• Practicing mathematical skills
• Learning how to estimate weight
• A Scout is trustworthy. [Wolf Character Compass]

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS (Wolf Handbook, page 124)

  1. Identify different parts of a coin.
  2. Find the mint mark on a coin; identify what mint facility it was made in and what year it was made.
  3. Play a coin game.
  4. Choose a coin that interests you, and make a coin rubbing. List information next to the coin detailing the pictures on it, the year it was made, and the mint where it was made.
  5. Play a game or create a game board with your den or family where you can practice adding and subtracting coins.
  6. Create a balance scale.
  7. Do a coin-weight investigation.


This adventure does not include a den outing. If desired, an outing to a bank or location featuring coins could be arranged. If an outing is added, the leader will need to make arrangements with the outing location in advance and confirm the outing plan with families, including transportation and any additional items they need to bring. Make sure a tour and activity plan has been submitted, if required, and activity consent forms are distributed, signed, and collected.

See the Appendix for optional den meeting activities, including openings, gatherings, and closings.


To get you started in delivering fun and engaging meetings, complete Den Meeting Plans are available here on the Learning Library for the Backyard Jungle and Games Tigers Play adventures. To obtain Den Meeting Plans for all other adventures, Den Leader Guides are available at your local Scout Shop, online at scoutstuff.org, or as an eBook through Amazon.

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