Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Requirements: Into the Woods

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 Woods is one of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures. In the current Webelos program it is most like the Forester Activity Badge.

For the Into the Woods adventure, Webelos learn all about trees and the forest ecosystem.

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

Webelos/AOL Adventure Requirements: Into the Woods

Do all of these:

  1. Identify three different groups of trees and the parts of a tree.
  2. Identify six trees common to the area where you live. Tell whether they are native to your area. Tell how both wildlife and humans use them.
  3. Identify six plants common to the area where you live. Tell which animals use them and for what purpose.
  4. Visit a nature center, nursery, tree farm, or park, and speak with someone knowledgeable about trees and plants that are native to your area. Explain how plants and trees are important to our ecosystem and how they improve our environment.
  5. Develop a plan to care for and then plant at least one plant or tree, either indoors in a pot or outdoors. Tell how this plant or tree helps the environment in which it is planted and what the plant or tree will be used for.
  6. Make a list of items in your home that are made from wood and share it with your den. Or with your den, take a walk and identify useful things made from wood.
  7. Explain how the growth rings of a tree trunk tell its life story. Observe different types of tree bark and explain what the bark does for the tree.
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