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Webelos Scout Activity Badges
Technology Group

As revised in the 1998 edition of the Webelos Scout Book.

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CRAFTSMAN, ENGINEER, HANDYMAN, SCIENTIST



CRAFTSMAN

Do These:

  1. Explain how to safely handle the tools that you will use for this activity badge.
    Using hand tools, make two objects to use in the home.
  2. With adult supervision and using hand tools, construct two different wooden objects you and your Webelos den leader agree on, Cut out four different things from wood, such as the items listed below. Use a coping saw or jigsaw for at least two of these projects. Put them together with glue, nails, or screws. Paint, and paint or stain them.

    Book rack

    Napkin holder
    Shelf Animal cutouts
    Bulletin board Garden tool rack
    Weather vane Lid holder
    Tie rack Mailbox
    Letter holder Birdhouse
    Notepad holder Desk nameplate
    Toolbox Letter, Bill. and Pencil holder
    Towel rack Bread box
    Recipe holder Key rack
    Lamp stand Measuring cup rack
    Kitchen knife rack Measuring spoon rack
    Kitchen utensil rack

    Or do any similar projects that you and your Webelos den leader agree upon.
    3. Explain how to safely handle the tools that will be used for this activity badge.

And Do One of These:

4. Make four useful things of leather. Design these yourself. Include cutting, tooling, and lacing.

5. Make four useful things of plastic. Include cutting, gluing, and finishing.

  1. 6. Make a display stand, frame, or box to be used to display for a photo, a model or an award. Or make a frame for a photo or painting. Use suitable material. you or someone else has received. Use wood or other suitable material.
    7. Make four items of clay to be fired (baked), decorated, and glazed.
  2. 8. Make four useful items of some other material using materials other than wood that you and your Webelos den leader agree on upon, such as clay, plastic, leather, metal, glass, paper, rubber, or rope. These should be challenging items and must involve several operations.


ENGINEER

Do Five of These:

  1. List 10 different things engineers do.
  2. Visit a construction job. Look at a set of plans. Tell your Webelos den leader about these.  (Get permission before you visit.)
  3. Visit a civil engineer to understand how to measure Measure the length of a property line. Explain how property lines are determined.
  4. Tell about Make a drawing of how electricity is generated and then gets to your home. house.
  5. Construct a simple working electrical circuit using a flashlight battery, a switch, and a light.
  6. 5. Make drawings of three kinds of bridges and explain their differences. Explain   them. Construct a model bridge of your choice.
  7. 6. Make and show how a block and tackle and show how it works.
  8. 7. Build and show how a catapult and show how it works.
  9. 8. Draw a floor plan of your house. Include doors, windows, and stairways.
  10. Explain how engineers use computers.


HANDYMAN

Do Six of These:

  1. With proper adult supervision, wash a car.
  2. Help an adult change a tire on a car.
  3. With adult supervision, replace Replace a bulb in the taillight, turn signal, or parking light or replace a headlight on a car.
  4. With adult supervision, show Show how to check the oil level and tire pressure on a car.
  5. Make a repair to a bicycle, such as tightening the chain, fixing a flat tire, or adjusting the seat saddle or handlebars.
  6. Properly lubricate the chain and crank on a bicycle.
  7. Properly inflate the tires on a bicycle.
  8. Replace a light bulb in a fixture or lamp.
  9. With adult supervision, arrange Arrange a storage area for household cleaners and other dangerous materials where that will be safe from small children cannot get them.
  10. Build a sawhorse or stool to be used around your home.
  11. Help take care of the lawn.
    Mow a lawn and properly rake and dispose of the grass clippings.
  12. Arrange a storage area for hand tools or lawn and garden tools.
  13. Clean and properly store hand tools or lawn and garden tools in their storage area.
  14. Mark hand tools or lawn and garden tools for identification.


SCIENTIST

Do These:

  1. Read Bernoulli's Principle. Show how it works.
  2. Read Pascal's Law. Tell about some inventions that use Pascal's law. Show how it works.
  3. Read Newton's first law of motion. Show in three different ways how inertia works.

And Do Six of These:

  1. Show the effects of atmospheric pressure.
  2. Show the effects of air pressure.
  3. Show the effects of water and air pressure. This may be combined with atmospheric pressure or with air pressure.
  4. Build and launch a model rocket with adult supervision. (NOTE: You must be at least 10 years old to work with a model rocket kit sold in hobby stores.)
  5. 7. Explain what causes fog. Show how this works.
  6. 8. Explain how crystals are formed. Make some.
  7. 9. Explain how you use your center of gravity to keep your Define balance. Show three different balancing tricks.
  8. 10. Show in three different ways how your eyes work together.
  9. 11. Show what is meant by an optical illusion.
    12. Get a booklet on how to care for the eyes. Read it.

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