“Do Your Best”
The BPSA’s Timberwolf section is for boys and girls ages 8 through 10 (generally, grades 3–5). This section’s activities are based on The Jungle Book as written by Robert Baden-Powell’s friend, Rudyard Kipling. The games and practical activities are focused on learning is “by doing.” The overall program is similar in appearance to B-P’s original pre-1970s Wolf Cub program. The focus is on preparing the Timberwolf for scouting in the Pathfinder (“Scouts”) section. The Timberwolf section is called a “Pack” and is divided into “Sixes” (named for a specific color) made up of 6–8 children each. Six leaders are called “Sixers” and their assistants are called “Seconders.”
- BPSA Timberwolf Handbook (pdf) (Spiral-bound copies available here)
- Baden-Powell’s Wolf Cub Handbook (pdf)
- Timberwolves Group on BPSA’s Trailhead
The Timberwolf Pack Leader (Akela) is Ryan Stephenson, and the Assistant Pack Leaders are Mary Gras-Vance (Bagheera) and Jeff MacDonald (Baloo).
Pack meetings will be held in conjunction with the All-Group Meetings the second Sunday of every month from September through May. See our Group Calendar for exact dates and location details.
- Hat: Navy blue baseball-style cap with the Timberwolf Badge centered on the front (available from BPSA QM Store)
- Shirt: Ash gray long-sleeve jersey with no collar, sleeves rolled up or down (available from BPSA QM Store)
- Pants: Either long, cargo-style pants or shorts of an approved color: dark blue, khaki, brown, green, or gray (jeans are discouraged in scouting)
- Necker: of the group’s colors, worn with a ring or slide at the throat (available from your section leader)
- Socks: Knee length are preferred in traditional scouting, worn turned down at the knee with green tabbed garter showing on outside with shorts, of approved color: dark blue, khaki, green, or gray. Regular socks are fine with pants.
- Shoes: sturdy shoes suitable for the outdoors in brown or black, preferably
We recognize that families may not be able to invest in a full uniform immediately but encourage scouts to add to their uniform over time.
CLICK HERE to register your son or daughter as a BPSA Timberwolf Scout today!