Sunday, May 3, 2015

Adventures Achieved at Webelos Woods

2015 Alpine District Webelos Woods Adventure

Adventure Requirements to be covered for all Webelos attending and cooking their own meals: (Dinner Friday night and Breakfast on Saturday)
Webelos Adventure: Cast Iron Chef: (#3 must be done before camp.)
If your meal preparation includes a fire: This requirement will also be covered in the Castaway class - 1. At an approved time in an outdoor location and using tinder, kindling, and fuel wood, demonstrate how to build a fire; light the fire, unless prohibited by local fire restrictions. After allowing the flames to burn safely, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.3. Plan a menu for a balanced meal for your den or family. Determine the budget for the meal. Shop for the items on your menu while staying within your budget.  4. Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family; utilize one of the methods below for preparation of part of your meal: a. Camp stove b. Dutch oven c. Box oven d. Solar oven e. Open campfire or charcoal 5. Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices while preparing the meal.
Webelos / AOL Elective Adventure: Castaway:
1b. On a campout with your den or family, cook two different recipes that do not require pots and pans.
Arrow of Light Adventure: Camper:  1) With the help of your den leader or family, plan and conduct a campout. 2. Determine where to set up your tent. Demonstrate knowledge of what makes a good tent site and what makes a bad one. Set up your tent without help from an adult.
3. Once your tents are set up, discuss with your den what actions you should take in the case of the following extreme weather events which could require you to evacuate: a. Severe rainstorm causing flooding b. Severe thunderstorm with lightning or tornadoes  c. Fire, earthquake, or other disaster that will require evacuation. Discuss what you have done to minimize as much danger as possible. 4. On a pack campout, work with your den leader or another adult to plan a campfire program with the other dens.  Your campfire program should include an impressive opening, songs, skits, a Cubmaster’s minute, and an inspirational closing ceremony. 5. Show how to tie a bowline. Explain when the knot should be used and why.  Teach it to another Scout who is not a Webelos Scout. 7. Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for kids from memory.  Talk about how you can demonstrate them while you are working on your Arrow of Light.
Arrow of Light Adventure: Scouting Adventure:
4. With your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, participate in a Boy Scout troop’s campout or other outdoor activity. Use the patrol method while on the outing. (Every boy attending will be assigned to be in a Patrol.)
Each boy will need to register online for the Saturday Activities and the Adventures covered will be depend on the classes he takes.  He will be able to register for  the Webelos Walkabout on Saturday morning or 2 Adventures classes on Saturday morning.
Register online for the Webelos Walkabout.
Webelos Adventure: Webelos Walkabout
1. Create a hike plan. 2. Assemble a hiking first-aid kit. 3. Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals and insects you might encounter on your hike.
4. Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious lunch. Enjoy it on your hike, and clean up afterward. 5. Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids from memory. Talk about how you can demonstrate them on your Webelos adventures. 6. With your Webelos den or with a family member, hike 3 miles (in the country if possible). 7. Complete a service project on or near the hike location. 8. Perform one of the following leadership roles during your hike: trail leader, first-aid leader, lunch leader, or service project leader.
If a boy does not choose to do the Walkabout Adventure he can register online for  2 classes from the following list
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Woods
1. Identify two different groups of trees and the parts of a tree. 2. Identify six trees common to the area where you live. Tell whether they are native to your area. Tell how both wildlife and humans use them. 3. Identify six plants common to the area where you live. Tell which animals use them and for what purpose. 4. Visit a park, and speak with someone knowledgeable about trees and plants that are native to your area. Explain how plants and trees are important to our ecosystem and how they improve our environment.6. Make a list of items in your home that are made from wood and share it with your den. Or with your den, take a walk and identify useful things made from wood. 7. Explain how the growth rings of a tree trunk tell its life story. Describe different types of tree bark and explain what the bark does for the tree.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Into the Wild:
4. Learn about the bird flyways closest to your home. Find out which birds use these flyways.
5. Watch at least four wild creatures (reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, fish, insects, or mammals) in the wild. Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard, or park) where you saw them. Tell what they were doing. 6. Identify an insect, reptile, bird, or wild animal that is found only in your area of the country. Tell why it survives in your area. 7. Give examples of at least two of the following: a. A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem b. One way humans have changed the balance of nature c. How you can help protect the balance of nature. 8. Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Talk with your Webelos den leader or family about the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting life cycles of wildlife and humans, and list three ways you can help.
Webelos /AOL Elective Adventure: Castaway: Parts of Castaway, Cast Iron Chef
Cast Iron Chef #1. At an approved time in an outdoor location and using tinder, kindling, and fuel wood, demonstrate how to build a fire; light the fire, unless prohibited by local fire restrictions. After allowing the flames to burn safely, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.
Castaway 1a. With the help of an adult, demonstrate one way to light a fire without using matches. these: 2a. Learn what items should be in an outdoor survival kit that you can carry in a small bag or box that easily fits in a day pack. Assemble your own small survival kit, and explain to your den leader why the items you chose are important for survival. 2f. Demonstrate two different ways to treat drinking water to remove impurities. 2g. Discuss what to do if you become list in the woods. Tell what the letters “S-T-O-P” stand for.  Tell what the universal emergency signal is.  Describe 3 ways to signal for help.  Demonstrate one of them.  Describe what you can do to help rescuers find you.  2h.Make a list of 4 qualities you think a leader should have in an emergency and why they are important to have.  Pick 2 of them and act them out.  Describe how each relates to a point of the Scout Law.  Describe how wo0rking on this adventure gave you a better understanding of the Boy Scout Motto.

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