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Webelos Aware and Care Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

About the Webelos Aware and Care Adventure

This information is for the Cub Scout program before the June 1, 2024 updates. After June 2024, all Cub Scouts should use the updated program requirements. See here.

Aware and Care is one of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures. For this adventure, Webelos learn about the challenges faced by people with disabilities.

By thinking about how people are different and people are alike, Webelos will appreciate that every person has strengths and weaknesses. By working together, we can help each other out and make life better for everyone.

Requirements for the Webelos Aware and Care Adventure

Complete the following requirements.

  1. Develop an awareness of the challenges of the blind or visually impaired through participation in an activity that simulates blindness or visual impairment. Alternatively, participate in an activity that simulates the challenges of being deaf or hard of hearing
  2. Engage in an activity that simulates mobility impairment. Alternatively, take part in an activity that simulates dexterity impairment.
  3. With your den, participate in an activity that focuses on the acceptance of differences in general.
  4. Do two of the following:
    4A. Do a Good Turn for residents at a skilled nursing facility or retirement community
    4B. Invite an individual with a disability to visit your den, and discuss what activities he or she currently finds challenging or found challenging in the past.
    4C. Attend a disabilities event such as a Special Olympics competition, an adaptive sports event, a performance with sign language interpretation, or an activity with service dogs. Tell your den what you thought about the experience.
    4D. Talk to someone who works with people who have disabilities. Ask what that person does and how he or she helps people with disabilities.
    4E. Using American Sign Language, sign the Scout Oath
    4F. With the help of an adult, contact a service dog organization, and learn the entire process from pup training to assignment to a client.
    4G. Participate in a service project that focuses on a specific disability
    4H. Participate in an activity with an organization whose members are disabled.

Resources for Webelos Den Leaders and Parents

I Can Do That With One Hand Tied Behind My Back Game

This game will help youth understand that some physical disabilities make it very difficult to do everyday tasks.

Guide Me Game

This blindfolded game ties in with helping youth “see” how difficult it is for a blind person to navigate unfamiliar territory.

What Can Scouts Use as Service Projects?

The guidelines for service projects are very broad.


One response to “Webelos Aware and Care Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas”

  1. Suzanne Gent Avatar
    Suzanne Gent

    Some sort of program like this would be very helpful to Scouts BSA especially dealing with how to work with Scouts that have different abilities- especially ADHD and Autism.

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