The Webelos and Arrow of Light elective adventure, Looking Back, Looking Forward has been retired but this activity is a fun way to show the Cub Scouts how the past has influenced the present.
A fun activity for your Cub Scout to learn this is to have them create their own time capsule. I'll tell you more about the time capsules my son's den created in a later post.
If you're putting photos in the time capsule, CVS is a great place to get them printed. Be sure to look for coupon codes!
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 scouts remember their Cub Scouting career.
Since there isn't anything like that, I decided to create my own!
The time capsule questionnaire has two pages. The first has questions like the name of your Scout's Cubmaster and den leader, their favorite Cub Scout activities and the ranks they've earned.
The second page has space to record all of the adventures (or belt loops and pins) they have completed and all of the day camps or resident camps they've attended.
The plan was to have the scouts fill them out and put them in the time capsule. When they open it, they can see what their 11 year old handwriting was like.
I hope my son's has improved by then! 🙂 If you're making a Cub Scout scrapbook, you can put the form in there too.
This is a fun way to record his Cub Scouting career.
What will you use the questionnaire for?
Yours in Scouting,
Monday 11th of March 2019
I had my den do this last year as part of the time capsule. It was so fun! When I went to print it off this year, I noticed it said, "Who will make HIS Eagle award first." I have 2 girls. Is there a way to edit? You could just leave out "his," and it works for everyone.
Monday 20th of February 2017
Great printable! Love it. I also created pre-formatted timelines to help my Webelos with the Scouting timeline and the virtual journey as well. The only change that I would have made to your printable is to ask them to list all of their den field trips and then pick their favorites. I love to see what they've done when they were younger with other den leaders too instead of just listing their favorites. I think they'll only list the most recent ones if I don't spur them to think bigger. Great post and printable! Thanks again!