Cub Scout World Conservation Award - Wolf Cub Scouts

The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Cub Scouts to 'think globally' and 'act locally' to preserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources and that we are interdependent with our world environment.

As a Wolf Cub Scout, earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following:
  1. Complete achievement #7 - YOUR LIVING WORLD (Page 74)
    1. Complete the Character Connection for Respect.
      • 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 natural 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."
    2. Land, air and water can get dirty. Discuss with your family ways this can happen.
    3. 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.
    4. With an adult, pick up litter in your neighborhood. Wear gloves to protect your hands against germs and cuts from sharp objects.
    5. With an adult, find three stories that tell how people are protecting our world. Read and discuss them together.
    6. Besides recycling, there are other ways to save energy. List three ways you can save energy, and do them.

  2. Complete all Arrow Points in 2 of the following 3 Electives:

    • #13 - BIRDS (Page 174)
      • Make a list of all the birds you saw in a week and tell where you saw them (field, forest, marsh, yard, or park).
      • Put out nesting material (short pieces of yarn and string) for birds and tell which birds might use it.
      • Read a book about birds.
      • Point out 10 different kinds of birds (5 may be from pictures).
      • Feed wild birds and tell which birds you fed.
      • Put out a birdhouse and tell which birds use it.

    • #15 - GROW SOMETHING (Page 184)
      • Plant and raise a box garden.
      • Plant and raise a flower bed.
      • Grow a plant indoors.
      • Plant and raise vegetables.
      • Visit a botanical garden or other agricultural exhibition in your area.

    • #19 - FISHING (Page 200)
      • Identify five different kinds of fish.
      • Rig a pole with the right kind of line and hook. Attach a bobber and sinker, if you need them. Then go fishing.
      • Fish with members of your family or an adult. Bait your hook and do your best to catch a fish.
      • Know the rules of safe fishing.
      • Tell about some of the fishing laws where you live.
      • Show how to use a rod and reel.

  3. Participate in a den or pack conservation project in addition to the above