RATIONALE FOR ADVENTURE

There are many different kinds of families, related by birth, marriage, or adoption. Through the Project Family adventure, Webelos Scouts will experience new ways of taking part in family life and showing their family members that they love and care for them.

TAKEAWAYS FOR CUB SCOUTS

  • Finding out more about their families
  • Understanding and accepting responsibility
  • A Scout is loyal. [Webelos Character Compass]

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS (Webelos Handbook page 500)

Do 1 through 5, then choose two of 6 through 8:

  1. Interview a grandparent, another family elder, or a family friend about what life was like when he or she was growing up. Share his or her story with another family member.
  2. Talk with members of your family about your family name, history, traditions, and culture. Create a family tree of three generations, or make a poster or Web page that shows the origins of your ancestors. Or choose a special celebration or holiday that your family participates in, and create either a poster, picture, or photo slideshow of it. Share this project with your den.
  3. Show your understanding of your duty to family by creating a chart listing the jobs that you and other family members have at home. Choose three of the jobs you are responsible for, and chart them for two weeks.
  4. Select ONE of the jobs below that belongs to another family member, and help that person complete it:
    a. Create a grocery shopping list for the week.
    b. Complete the laundry for your family one time.
    c. Help prepare meals for your family for one day.
  5. Create a list of community service or conservation projects that you and your family can do together, and present it to your family. Select one project, plan it, and complete it with your family.
  6. With the help of an adult, inspect your home and its surroundings. Make a list of hazards or security problems you find. Correct one problem you found, and tell what you did.
  7. Hold a family meeting to plan an exciting family activity. The activity could include:
    a. A family reunion
    b. A family night
    c. A family outing
  8. Have your family event. Afterward, tell your parent or guardian what you liked best about the event.

NOTES TO DEN LEADER

All or part of each requirement for this adventure will be completed by the Scouts at home with the participation of their families. Activities and discussions in the two den meetings will reinforce the relevant themes (A Scout is loyal) and prepare the boys for completing the requirements.

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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