In the pre-2015 Cub Scout program, the Webelos Craftsman activity badge was my favorite of all the activity badges. The boys had opportunities to make very fun projects, and they learned valuable new skills in the process.
So, I was a little bummed when I realized that there wasn’t an equivalent adventure in the new Cub Scout program. As I read through the requirements, I discovered that there are several Webelos/AoL elective adventures that have the boys building or creating something.
These Webelos/AoL projects take time to complete–especially if you pick a project that is a little more advanced. However, don’t let that deter you from doing the fun projects that the boys really want to do. Yes, a craft stick picture frame is much easier to make than a cool Pinewood Derby car display, but which one will the boys still have 6 months from now? Which one will help him learn skills he doesn’t already have? [Read more…]