RATIONALE FOR ADVENTURE

This adventure can assist Webelos Scouts as they develop building and motor skills, tool knowledge, and good safety practices. It also helps them gain appreciation for several forms of craftsmanship.

TAKEAWAYS FOR CUB SCOUTS

  • Tool safety
  • Building skills
  • Motor skills
  • A Scout is Helpful: Some Scouts may need additional help as they journey through this adventure.
  • A Scout is Courteous: Scouts may need to wait their turn in using materials.
  • A Scout is Obedient: Scouts must follow safety rules as they work on projects.

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS (Webelos Handbook, page 290)

Do all of these:

  1. Learn about some basic tools and the proper use of each tool. Learn about and understand the need for safety when you work with tools.
  2. With the guidance of your Webelos leader, parent, or guardian, select a carpentry project and build it.
  3. List the tools that you use safely as you build your project; create a list of materials needed to build your project.
  4. Put a check mark next to the tools on your list that you used for the first time.
  5. Learn about a construction career. With your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, visit a construction site, and interview someone working in a construction career.

 

NOTES TO DEN LEADER

This adventure can be completed in two den meetings and a den outing. If additional time is required to complete the building project, an extra den meeting may be planned. Meeting 3 will be an outing to a building construction site. In advance of the outing, the leader will need to make arrangements with the outing location and confirm the outing plan with families, including transportation and any additional items they need to bring. Make sure a tour and activity plan has been submitted, if required, and activity consent forms are distributed, signed, and collected. See if a building professional will be available to serve as a guide at the location and be interviewed by the Scouts; if this is not possible, the interview will need to be scheduled at one of the other meetings.

See the Appendix for optional den meeting activities, including openings, gatherings, and closings.

MeetingPlans

To get you started in delivering fun and engaging meetings, complete Den Meeting Plans are available here on the Learning Library for the Backyard Jungle and Games Tigers Play adventures. To obtain Den Meeting Plans for all other adventures, Den Leader Guides are available at your local Scout Shop, online at scoutstuff.org, or as an eBook through Amazon.

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