When my older son, Parker, was a Bear Scout, my husband worked on wiring a ceiling fan for our patio. He was connecting the electrical into an outlet in one of our bedrooms, and he called Parker into the room to watch.
With my husband's help, Parker used a pair of pliers to bend the ground wire into a hook. He then used a screwdriver to screw the outlet cover back on.
Just like that, Parker had completed part of the Bear Adventure: Baloo the Builder 1!
Bear Adventure: Baloo the Builder 1: Discover which hand tools are the best ones to have in your toolbox. Learn the rules for using these tools safely. Practice with at least four of these tools before beginning a project.
A few days prior to this, I read through the Cub Scout requirements as I worked on our den schedule. I recalled this one, and we were able to give Parker credit for it.
I encourage parents to read through the requirements every couple of months. You’ll be surprised at the number of everyday activities or school assignments that your son does that will count toward a Cub Scout adventure!
Yours in Scouting,
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