Webelos AOL Into the Wild

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Requirements: Into the Wild

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.

Into the Wild is one of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures. In the current Webelos program it is most like the Naturalist Activity Badge and the Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop and Pin.

For the Into the Wild adventure, Webelos learn about wildlife and the balance of nature.

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

Webelos/AOL Adventure Requirements: Into the Wild

Do six from requirements 1 through 9.

  1. Collect and care for an “insect, amphibian, or reptile zoo.” You might have crickets, ants, grasshoppers, a lizard, or a toad. Study them for a while and then let them go. Share your experience with your Webelos den.
  2. Set up an aquarium or terrarium. Keep it for at least a month. Share your experience with your Webelos den by showing them photos or drawings of your project or by having them visit to see your project.
  3. Watch for birds in your yard, neighborhood, or town for one week. Identify the birds you see, and write down where and when you saw them.
  4. Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which birds use these flyways.
  5. Watch at least four wild creatures (reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, fish, insects, or mammals) in the wild. Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard, or park) where you saw them. Tell what they were doing.
  6. Identify an insect, reptile, bird, or wild animal that is found only in your area of the country. Tell why it survives in your area.
  7. Give examples of at least two of the following:
    1. A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem
    2. One way humans have changed the balance of nature
    3. How you can help protect the balance of nature
  8. Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Talk with your Webelos den leader or family about the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting lifecycles of wildlife and humans, and list three ways you can help.
  9. Do ONE of the following:
    1. Visit a museum of natural history, a nature center, or a zoo with your family, Webelos den, or pack. Tell what you saw.
    2. Create a video of a wild creature doing something interesting, and share it with your family and den.
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