This adventure teaches Wolf Scouts about the importance of keeping a clean room, proper hand washing, and covering their sneezes—through fun, hands-on (and gross!) science experiments.


  • Knowing the proper way to wash hands
  • Why we cover a sneeze
  • What mucus does for our bodies
  • The importance of cleaning our rooms
  • Bacteria are present even if we can’t see them.
  • A Scout is clean, courteous. [Wolf Character Compass]

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS (Wolf Handbook, page 230)

  1. Wash your hands while singing the “germ song.”
  2. Play Germ Magnet with your den. Wash your hands again afterward.
  3. Conduct the sneeze demonstration.
  4. Conduct the mucus demonstration with your den.
  5. Grow a mold culture. Show what formed at a den or pack meeting.
  6. Make a clean room chart, and do your chores for at least one week.


This adventure does not include plans for a Meeting 3 den outing. If an outing is desired, all outing and transportation information would need to be planned in advance.

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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