Build My Own Hero

Webelos_AoL Elective Build my own HeroBuild My Own Hero,
a Webelos and Arrow of Light Elective Adventure

“Through this adventure, Webelos Scouts will discover what being a ‘hero’ means to them as well as the community they live in.  Boys will meet local heroes and learn about everyday heroism around the world.  Each Scout will also imagine his own superheo and create a story of how that hero helps others,” according to the Webelos Den Leader guide.

Read on for this adventure’s requirements and some fun activities that will complete them.

Requirements:

Complete Requirements 1-3 plus at least one other.

  1. Discover what it means to be a hero. Invite a local hero to meet with your den.
  2. Describe how citizens can be heroes in their communities.
  3. Recognize a hero in your community by presenting him or her with a “My Hero Award”
  4. Learn about a real-life hero from another part of the world who has helped make the world a better place.
  5. Learn about a Scout hero.
  6. Create your own superhero.

How to Make Awards for Heroes

my hero plaqueHaving heroes is important for kids.

In fact, some experts believe that heroes can help with character development. Some of the values that heroes exhibit are courage, honesty, civility, perseverance, loyalty, self-restraint, compassion, tolerance, fairness, respect for individuals, and responsibility.

I believe this is why BSA included adventures about heroes for Wolves (Hometown Heroes) and Webelos/Arrows of Light (Build My Own Hero). Both adventures start with identifying what it means to be a hero. This is a good opportunity to discuss why those traits are important. Continue reading