Looking Back Looking Forward

Webelos_AoL Look Back Look ForwardLooking Back, Looking Forward,
a Webelos and Arrow of Light Elective Adventure

The Webelos Den Leader guide says, “Webelos Scouts will learn in this adventure that few things ever remain the same:  Information for the past has helped shape our world today, and information from today will help shape the future.”

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


Complete all Requirements.

  1. Create a record of the history of Scouting and your place in that history.
  2. With the help of your den leader, parent, or guardian and with your choice of media, go on a virtual journey to the past and create a timeline.
  3. Create your own time capsule.

9 Resources for the Looking Back, Looking Forward Adventure

looking back looking forward cub scout adventureWebelos and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts have the option to work on the Looking Back, Looking Forward adventure.  One of the takeaways from this adventure is that the Cub Scouts will see “how actions of the past have influenced the present.”

Making their own time capsules (one of the requirements for the adventure) will help the Cub Scouts understand their own place in history.  It will be fascinating for the boys to open up their time capsules when they get older.

While there is some helpful information in the Webelos handbook and leader guide, you’ll find these additional resources beneficial.  Continue reading

Printable Time Capsule Questionnaire for Cub Scouts

time capsule questionnaire for cub scoutsThe Webelos and Arrow of Light elective adventure, Looking Back, Looking Forward, is a fun way to show the Cub Scouts how the past has influenced the present.

One of the requirements is to “create your own time capsule.”  I’ll tell you more about the time capsules my son’s den created in a later post.

As I was planning the den meeting where we made them, I found lots of printable time capsule questionnaires.  But I wanted something that would help the boys remember their Cub Scouting career.  Since there isn’t anything like that, I decided to create my own!
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