BSA provides Webelos den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders on the Scouting.org website. The tenth Webelos den meeting plan completes the Geologist Activity Badge which was started in meeting plan 9. This plan has some fun hands on activities to help Webelos continue to study history of the earth and rocks.
If you don’t already have the BSA Webelos den meeting plans, download BSA Webelos Den Meeting Plan 10 to follow along with this article.
BSA Webelos Den Meeting 1o – Geologist
Preparation and Before the Meeting
Get all of your materials together beforehand. If you can find a geologist to come help out at your meeting, that is a bonus. If you can’t, don’t worry. You should be able to get through the activities on your own.
Check my gathering activities page for some ideas.
Keep announcements short and sweet.
You are supposed to cover Geologist 4, 5, and 6 at this meeting. You covered 1, 2, and 8 at the previous meeting. You only need to do five to complete the badge, so if you can’t get everything done it still works out.
4. List some of the geologic materials used in building your home.
5. Make a drawing that shows the cause of a volcano, a geyser, or an earthquake.
6. Explain one way in which mountains are formed.
For 4, just look at the information in the Webelos handbook. This requirement probably won’t take very long.
For 5, your Webelos will really enjoy the baking soda/vinegar volcano if you have the time and space to do it. The other demonstrations would be fun also. If not, they will enjoy just making drawings.
For 6, use the suggestion in the plan. If that seems too involved, try this simple demonstration of how mountains are formed by tectonic plate collision instead. It only requires a couple of towels and it really helps the Webelos understand the concepts.
Do a closing flag ceremony. You can also say the Boy Scout Oath to help the Webelos work on their Boy Scout knowledge for the Webelos badge and the Arrow of Light badge.
After the Meeting
If you are doing a snack, you could stay with the theme and do the PBJ rock layer sandwiches in the handout. Or these soil sample cupcakes will make a fun snack.
Don’t forget to line up some parents to help you at the next meeting.