Webelos Cub Scouts, Webelos Adventures, the Webelos Badge, and Arrow of Light

Webelos BadgeWebelos is the Cub Scout program for boys in 4th and 5th grades. 4th graders work on the Webelos badge.  5th graders work on the Arrow of Light emblem.

Printable helps for requirements:

Printable requirements for Webelos Badge

Printable checkoff sheet for Webelos Badge

Printable note sheet for Webelos Badge

Printable helps for requirements:

Printable requirements for Arrow of Light

Printable checkoff sheet for Arrow of Light

Printable note sheet for Arrow of Light

Other helps for den leaders:

Click on one of the links below for helps, ideas, and requirements for working on a specific Webelos or Arrow of Light adventure

 

Camping

Camping Checklist for Scouts

When preparing for a campout, one of the most common questions from less experienced campers is “What should I bring?” This article from Boy’s Life magazine is a good list of must haves for that campout.

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Poison Ivy

Poisonous Plants Quiz

Boy Scouts working on their Tenderfoot rank need to learn about poisonous plants. Being able to identify hazardous plants will help all Scouts who are in the outdoors, so this knowledge is not just for rank advancement.

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Messengers of Peace

Messengers of Peace

The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.

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Hiking the 1000 Steps Trail

Hiking Activities

If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.

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When I Was Young Gathering Activity

“When I Was Young” can be used as one of the gathering activities for any meeting centered around a history theme or a photography or cinema theme. This also works well for a Blue and Gold banquet.

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The Science of Fire – The Fire Triangle

Knowledge of fire safety and the fire triangle is an essential outdoor skill. Scouts should understand the science of fire when camping. Understanding the way fire works and what is required to start and sustain a fire not only helps them build fires. It also helps scouts know how to contain fires and put them […]

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Four Facts Game

This is an icebreaker game. It would also work well with any activity relating to personal history or storytelling. I think it could also be worked into a discussion about honesty.

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Campfire

How to Build a Fire Skit

Skits can be a great way to start an instruction program. They get everyone’s attention focused. This is a skit I saw at a camporee, but it would also work as an introduction to a session on fire building.

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Family Tree Template

Family Tree Template

Helping Scouts look back at their family heritage fits in with February’s Turn Back the Time program theme. Scouts can download this family tree template to write in their family back to their great grandparents.

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My Story, Your Story, History

My Story Mystery Game

The My Story Mystery Game is a great way to get to know some “history” about a group of individuals. It makes a great icebreaker. It can also serve as an introduction to a discussion about oral history and storytelling.

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US Flag

Simple Indoor Opening Flag Ceremony

Many of our kids have not been exposed to flag etiquette before their first flag ceremony, so take the time to give them some basic instruction. This is a very simple flag ceremony for Cub Scouts to use at Den and Pack meetings.

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US Flag

Displaying the US Flag with Other Flags

The US Flag is the symbol of our country. Scouts should know how to fold it, fly it, and handle it. Flag etiquette is part of many of the Scout requirements. In many cases, the rules are pretty straightforward. But in other cases, you just need to know the rules. For example, it gets more […]

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Tree

Tree Ring Worksheet

When I did the forestry requirements with DS’s den, I made a requirement aid to help them with learning about the growth rings of a tree.

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US Flag

How to Fold the US Flag

The US flag is the symbol of our country and every Scout should know how to handle it. One thing I emphasize when working with Scouts on flag etiquette is that the most important thing is respect. Scouts are going to make mistakes from time to time, but they should always do their best to […]

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