Webelos AOL Castaway

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Requirements: Castaway

This is a preview of the changes to the Cub Scout program which go into effect on June 1 2015. See the BSA Program Updates page for complete information.

Castaway is one of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures. For the Castaway adventure, Webelos learn survival skills for situations where shelter, water, and electricity might not be available.

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

Requirements for the Castaway Webelos/AOL Adventure

  1.  Do two of these:
    1. With the help of an adult, demonstrate one way to light a fire without using matches.
    2. On a campout with your den or family, cook two different recipes that do not require pots and pans.
    3. Using tree limbs or branches that have already fallen or been cut, build a shelter that will protect you overnight.
  2. Do all of these:
    1. Make a list of items that should be in an outdoor survival kit that you can carry in a small bag or box that easily fits in a day pack. Record the most important items in your Webelos Handbook.
    2. Show you can live “off the grid” by minimizing your use of electricity for one week. Keep a log of what you did. Discuss with your den members how you adjusted to this lifestyle.
    3. With your den, invent a game that can be played without using electricity and using minimal equipment or simple items.
    4. Name your game, write down the rules once you have decided on them, then play the game at two different den meetings or outings.
    5. Teach your game to the members of your pack or other Scouts if you have the opportunity.
    6. With your Webelos den, demonstrate two different ways to treat drinking water to remove impurities.
    7. Discuss what to do if you become lost in the woods. Tell what the letters “S-T-O-P” stand for. Tell what the universal emergency signal is. Describe three ways to signal for help. Demonstrate one of them. Describe what you can do you do to help rescuers find you.
    8. Make a list of four qualities you think a leader should have in an emergency and why they are important to have. Pick two of them and act them out for your den. Describe how each relates to a point of the Scout Law. Describe how working on this adventure gave you a better understanding of the Boy Scout motto.
Get a printable checkoff list of these requirements for use with your den.

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