The Timberwolf section is for scouts age 8-11 years of age (grades 3 through 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.”  All meetings are for all genders together.

The overall program is similar in appearance to B-P’s original pre-1960s Wolf Cub program. The focus is on preparing the Timberwolf scout for scouting in the Pathfinder section. The Timberwolf Section is referred to as a “Pack” (much like the Otter “Raft” or Pathfinder “Troop”) and the smaller units within the Pack are known as “Sixes” (with the ideal number being 6–8 per Six).


  • Hat: Navy blue baseball-style cap with the Timberwolf Badge centered on the front
  • Shirt: Light Grey jersey tee (OSG-US lists long sleeve, we have adapted to short-sleeve for the climate) with no collar.
  • Shorts/Pants: Dark (navy) blue like hat. Khaki, green or gray is OK, too.
  • Necker: 32″ square neckerchief of the group’s colors, worn with a ring or slide (“woggle”) at the throat
  • Shoes: Closed toed, suitable shoes

For badge placement, please reference the BPSA Quick Uniform Reference .

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