Building a Better World

AoL Building a Better World AdventureBuilding a Better World,
an Arrow of Light Required Adventure

The Webelos Den Leader guide says, “The wide range of activities in this adventure will help Webelos Scouts become strong, participating citizens in their communities, their nation, and the world at large.”

Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!


Complete Requirements 1-6.

  1. Explain the history of the United States flag. Show how to properly display the flag in public, and help lead a flag ceremony.
  2. Learn about and describe your rights and duties as a citizen, and explain what it means to be loyal to your country.
  3. Discuss in your Webelos den the term “rule of law,” and talk about how it applies to you in your everyday life.
  4. Meet with a government or community leader, and learn about his or her role in your community. Discuss with the leader an important issue facing your community.
  5. Show that you are an active leader by planning an activity for your den without your den leader’s help. Ask your den leader for approval first.
  6. Do at least one of these:
    a.  Learn about Scouting in another part of the world. With the help of your parent, guardian, or den leader, pick one country where Scouting exists, and research its Scouting program.
    b. Set up an exhibit at a pack meeting to share information about the World Friendship Fund.
    c. Under the supervision of your parent, guardian, or den  leader, connect with a Scout in another country during an  event such as Jamboree on the Air or Jamboree on the  Internet or by other means.
    d. Learn about energy use in your community and in other parts of the world.
    e.  Identify one energy problem in your community, and find out what has caused it.

Jeopardy Game for Building a Better World Adventure

Building a better world
The Arrow of Light required adventure, Building a Better World, helps teach our Cub Scouts about participatory citizenship.  But before they can contribute to their communities and our country, the boys need to learn more about how our form of government works.

Building a Better World asks the boys to “learn” about the rights and duties of citizens and to “discuss” the concept of rule of law.  That sounds a bit like school, doesn’t it?

Instead of a boring lecture or a discussion with only blank stares, turn these activities into a fun competition. Continue reading

Cub Scout Citizen Rights and Responsibilities

citizenship2September 17, 1787 is the day the United States Constitution was signed, so we celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day on September 17th every year.

One of the purposes of Cub Scouts is to learn citizenship.  In fact, that’s one of the main reasons we’re involved in Scouting.  I want my boys to grow up to be good citizens, and I’m not sure they can learn that without understanding a citizen’s rights and duties.

The Arrow of Light required adventure, Building a Better world, will teach this to the boys. Continue reading