Today I am posting another den meeting plan for Webelos Engineer activity badge. This meeting plan, along with the first meeting plan, completes all of the requirements.To see the plan for the first meeting, see yesterday’s post.
I added in some paper airplane activities which have nothing to do with the requirements. They fit in great with engineering though. Give your Webelos some paper and let them try different designs. If you also give them paperclips they can try to find out how adding weight to different areas of their designs make them fly differently.
Printable copy of Webelos Den Meeting Plan for Engineer Activity Badge – Part 2 (includes timeline)
Webelos Engineer Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 2
Remind your Webelos to bring their floor plans to the meeting
Your will need to gather these materials beforehand:
- A US flag for an opening ceremony
- Materials for making a simple electric circuit
- Paper and paperclips for making paper airplanes
- Prep one Scout to organize and lead the opening flag ceremony – see simple opening flag ceremony
- Give your Webelos the paper and paperclips and let them design their own paper airplanes
- Flag ceremony (Webelos Badge Requirement 6 for the Scout leading the ceremony)
- Let everyone show of the floor plans they made at home (Engineer activity badge requirement 2)
- Talk about how electricity is generated and how it gets to your homes (Engineer activity badge requirement 5) – The diagram and explanation in the Webelos book are all you need for this
- Build a simple electrical circuit (Engineer activity badge requirement 6) – If you are not comfortable doing this with parts from around your house or if you want to have some more fun with this, a circuit kit such as this one will help. You might be able to find one of these kits locally at a hobby or toy store.
- Have a paper airplane contest. You can see which planes go the farthest and which can be landed closest to a target.
Announcements and Closing
- Hand out recognitions
- Announcements for upcoming pack and den events