Webelos Scout Activity Badges
As revised in the 1998 edition of the
Webelos Scout Book (#33108).
To see the changes which were made in 1998,
To see the requirements as they appear in the 2003
of the Webelos Handbook (#33452),
- Explain how to safely handle the tools that you will use for this
- With adult supervision and using hand tools, construct two different
wooden objects you and your Webelos den leader agree on, such as the
items listed below. Use a coping saw or jigsaw for these projects. Put
them together with glue, nails, or screws. Paint or stain them.
||Garden tool rack
||Letter, Bill. and Pencil holder
||Measuring cup rack
|Kitchen knife rack
||Measuring spoon rack
|Kitchen utensil rack
- Make a display stand, or box to be used to display a model or an
award. Or make a frame for a photo or painting. Use suitable material.
- Make four useful items using materials other than wood that you and
your Webelos den leader agree on, such as clay, plastic, leather, metal,
paper, rubber, or rope. These should be challenging items and must
involve several operations.
Do Five of These:
- List 10 different things engineers do.
- Visit a construction job. Look at a set of plans. Tell your Webelos
den leader about these. (Get permission before you visit.)
- Visit a civil engineer to understand how to measure the length of a
property line. Explain how property lines are determined.
- Tell about how electricity is generated and then gets to your home.
- Construct a simple working electrical circuit using a flashlight
battery, a switch, and a light.
- Make drawings of three kinds of bridges and explain their
differences. Construct a model bridge of your choice.
- Make a block and tackle and show how it works.
- Build a catapult and show how it works.
- Draw a floor plan of your house. Include doors, windows, and
- Explain how engineers use computers.
Do Six of These:
- With adult supervision, wash a car.
- Help an adult change a tire on a car.
- With adult supervision, replace a bulb in the taillight, turn
signal, or parking light or replace a headlight on a car.
- With adult supervision, show how to check the oil level and tire
pressure on a car.
- Make a repair to a bicycle, such as tightening the chain, fixing a
flat tire, or adjusting the seat or handlebars.
- Properly lubricate the chain and crank on a bicycle.
- Properly inflate the tires on a bicycle.
- Replace a light bulb in a fixture or lamp.
- With adult supervision, arrange a storage area for household
cleaners and other dangerous materials where small children cannot get
- Build a sawhorse or stool to be used around your home.
- Help take care of the lawn.
- Arrange a storage area for hand tools or lawn and garden tools.
- Clean and properly store hand tools or lawn and garden tools in
their storage area.
- Mark hand tools or lawn and garden tools for identification.
- Read Bernoulli's Principle. Show how it works.
- Read Pascal's Law. Tell about some inventions that use Pascal's law.
- Read Newton's first law of motion. Show in three different ways how
And Do Six of These:
- Show the effects of atmospheric pressure.
- Show the effects of air pressure.
- Show the effects of water pressure. This may be combined with
atmospheric pressure or with air pressure.
- 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
- Explain what causes fog. Show how this works.
- Explain how crystals are formed. Make some.
- Explain how you use your center of gravity to keep your balance.
Show three different balancing tricks.
- Show in three different ways how your eyes work together.
- Show what is meant by an optical illusion.