on the Wolf and Bear Trails
Your boy doesn't have to wait until he completes his entire Wolf or Bear trail before being recognized for his work. As a Wolf, when he completes any three achievements, his den leader can present the Progress Toward Ranks patch to him. It's a diamond with a leather (or plastic) thong attached and a gold bead attached to one end. It is worn on the button of the right shirt pocket. Each time the boy completes three achievements he will receive another gold bead. After he gets his fourth gold bead, he will receive his Wolf badge at a pack meeting.
As a Bear, red beads are presented for each three Bear achievements earned. After he gets his fourth red bead, he will receive his Bear badge at a pack meeting. Cub Scouts may continue to wear this emblem after ranks are earned until they become Webelos Scouts.
As your boy completes the requirements for the achievements on the Wolf and Bear trails, be sure to review his work and sign his book in the place for Akela's OK. At his next den meeting, he should show his book to his den leader who will record his progress and sign the book on the line provided.