There are several benefits to buying your child’s next Cub Scout handbook or manual in the summer. Keep ’em busy and complete some requirements at the same time!
a Webelos and Arrow of Light Elective Adventure
The Webelos Den Leader guide says, “There are many different kinds of families, related by birth, marriage, or adoption. Through the Project Family adventure, Webelos Scouts will experience new ways of taking part in family life and showing their family members that they love and care for them.”
Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!
Complete the following Requirements.
- Interview a grandparent, another family elder, or a family friend about what life was like when he or she was growing up.
- With members of your family or a family friend, discuss some of your family names, history, traditions, and culture. Do one of the following:
a. Create a family tree of three generations.
b. Make a poster or Web page that shows the places that some of your family members came from.
c. Choose a special celebration or holiday that some of your family members participate in, and create either a poster, picture, or photo slideshow of it.
- Show your understanding of your duty to family by creating a chart listing the jobs that you and other family members have at home. Choose three of the jobs you are responsible for, and chart them for two weeks.
- Select a job that belongs to another family member, and help that person complete it. Some examples would be to create a grocery shopping list for the week, to take out trash for a week, to do the laundry for your family one time, to prepare meals for your family for one day, or to complete some yard work.
- With the help of an adult, inspect your home and its surroundings. Make a list of hazards or security problems you find. Correct one problem you found, and tell what you did.
- Complete one of the following:
a. Hold a family meeting to plan an exciting family activity. The activity could include:
*A family reunion
*A family night
*A family outing
b. Create a list of community service or conservation projects that you and your family can do together, and present it to your family. Select one project, plan it, and complete it with members of your family.
Service is a big part of the Scouting program. Find 27 Cub Scout service project ideas to help your Scouts reap the benefits of volunteering.
Check out these free family tree templates. You can use them for both a Tiger and Webelos/AOL elective.
Cub Scout community service projects should be hands-on.