Webelos AOL Earth Rocks

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Requirements: Earth Rocks!

This is a preview of one of the new Cub Scout requirements which will go into effect in the 2015-2016 program year. See the BSA Program Updates page for complete information.

Earth Rocks! is one of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures. In the current Webelos program it is most like the Geologist Activity Badge and the Geology Belt Loop and Pin.

For the Earth Rocks! adventure, Webelos learn all about geology and discover the many ways rocks and minerals are found in natural and man-made settings.

The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Webelos will receive a pin.

Webelos/AOL Adventure Requirements: Earth Rocks!

  1. Do the following:
    1. Explain the meaning of the word “geology.”
    2. Explain why this kind of science is an important part of your world.
    3. Share with your family or with your den what you learned about the meaning of geology.
  2. Look for different kinds of rocks or minerals while on a rock hunt with your family or your den.
  3. Do the following:
    1. Identify the rocks you see on your rock hunt. Use the chart in your handbook that shows the three kinds of rocks and describes minerals to determine which types of rocks you have collected.
    2. With a magnifying glass, take a closer look at your collection. Determine any differences between your specimens.
    3. Share what you see with your family or den.
  4. Do the following:
    1. With your family or den, make a mineral test kit, and test rocks according to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
    2. Record the results in your handbook.
  5. With your family or den, identify on a road map of your state some geological features in your area.
  6. Do the following:
    1. Identify some of the geological building materials used in building your home.
    2. Identify some of the geological materials used around your community.
    3. Record the items you find.
  7. Do either 7a or 7b:
    1. Go on an outing with your family or den to one of the nearby locations you discovered on your state map, and record what you see as you look at the geographical surroundings. Share with your family or den while on this outing what you notice that might change this location in the future (wind, water, ice, drought, erosion).
    2. Do the following:
      1. With your family or your den, visit with a geologist or earth scientist and discover the many career fields that are included in the science of geology.
      2. Ask the geologist or earth scientist about the importance of fossils that are found.
      3. Ask the geologist or earth scientist what you can do to help preserve our natural resources.
  8. Do at least one earth science demonstration or investigation with your den or with adult supervision, and explore geology in action.
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