RATIONALE FOR ADVENTURE

In this adventure, Wolves will come to understand how plants grow and the importance of taking care of our natural resources and the environment. They will also learn about the tools needed to plant and tend a garden.

TAKEAWAYS FOR CUB SCOUTS

  • Learning important life skills
  • Learning how to observe and listen carefully
  • Taking care of plants and the environment
  • Working in teams

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS (Wolf Handbook, page 244)

  1. Select a seed, and plant it in a small container. Care for it for 30 days. Take a picture or make a drawing of your plant once each week to share with your den.
  2. Find out the growing zone for your area, and share the types of plants that will grow best in your zone.
  3. Visit or research a botanical or community garden in your area, and learn about two of the plants that grow there. Share what you have learned with your den.
  4. Make a terrarium.
  5. Do one of the following:
    a. Using a seed tray, grow a garden inside your home. Keep a journal of its progress for 30 days. Share the results with your den.
    b. Grow a sweet potato plant in water. Keep a journal of its growth for two weeks. Share it with your den.

NOTES TO DEN LEADER

Meeting 3 will be a den outing to a botanical or community garden in your area, or—if those choices are not available—a plant nursery or garden club (requirement 3). In advance of the outing, the leader will need to make arrangements with the outing location 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 and activity consent forms are distributed and signed.

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

MeetingPlans

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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