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Build It, a Webelos and Arrow of Light Elective Adventure

These requirements are effective June 4, 2024

The Webelos Cub Scout handbook says, “If you visit a lumber store, you’ll see rows and rows of all sorts of wood: boards, dowel rods, sheets of plywood, cedar shingles, and more. With some tools and time, a skilled craftsperson can turn that wood into toys, bookcases, or even an entire house. You won’t build a house in this Adventure, but you will build a smaller carpentry project. You’ll also learn about the tools you could use to build just about anything you can dream up. So, grab your tool belt, and let’s get started.”

Below you’ll find the requirements for this elective adventure.  You’ll also find projects that the boys can complete for the adventure.


  1. Learn about some basic tools and the proper use of each tool. Learn about and understand the need for safety when you work with tools.
  2. Demonstrate how to check for plumb, level, and square when building.
  3. With the guidance of your Webelos den leader, parent, or legal guardian, select a carpentry project that requires it to be either plumb, level, and/or square. Create a list of materials and tools you will need to complete the project.
  4. Build your carpentry project.