Volume 5 Issue 9
April 1999


Family Member
Heart of America Council

Field Trips

  • Tour an energy conservation home (underground or energy efficient)
  • Tour the local water company and ask for ways to conserve water

Den Activities

  • Make a list of fun activities of little cost and do them over several Den Meetings.
  • Switch chores with another family member for a month.
  • Have the boys make their chart showing the jobs that they and other family members have in their homes.
  • Before the boys inspect the home and grounds to make a list of hazards or lack of security you might want to talk over some of the home hazards they might find.
  • Have a contest--taking a small piece of cloth and button, needle and thread. Have the boys sew on a button--judge the button that is sewn on the best.
  • Have a cooking contest. Have each boy cook one dish and bring it to the meeting. Be sure they can tell you how they made the dish.


Tacing family roots can become a life time hobby. There are many books and classes on how to find information.
Ask if any Den parents have organized charts or have studied their heritage.
Have the boys make a family tree for both their mother and father's family from a list of all the members of their family. What are their birthdays, dates of marriage and years of death?

How to Read Your Electric Meter

Electric meters are precision measuring devices which record, in units called "kilowatt-hours how much electricity you use. One kilowatt-hour (Kwh) is 1,000 watts of electricity consumed for one hour, or the power required to burn a 100-watt light bulb for ten hours.
The meter reading is made up of one number from each dial. When the pointer is between two numbers, you read the number it has just passed-the lower number.

Find a Word for Fire Safety
Heart of America Council

Panic Explode Arson
Smoke Detector Ax Emergency
Escape Alarm Extinguisher
Fuse Plan Outlet
Scald Sparky Hazard
Flammable Crawl Call
Drill Roll Homes
Water Exit Burn
Hose Hot  
  1. If trapped in smoke; under the smoke to safety.
  2. Gasoline can near a flame or heat.
  3. Electrical covers protect little children from shock.
  4. A is used to put water on a fire.
  5. Treat a minor burn with cool
  6. Use the enclosed stairs marked " " not the elevator, to escape from a burning building.
  7. Have a home fire now. It could save your life later.
  8. Learn not to .
  9. is NFPA'S Fire safety dog.
  10. If there is a fire, get out fast. Then the fire department.
  11. is a crime. It is a fire set on purpose that does harm.
  12. Unless trained to use a fire a person should get out and call the fire department.
  13. Most fires in which people die happen in their own
  14. A is an unsafe condition that exists in your home.
  15. A can warn you of a fire before you might smell, hear, or see it.
  16. If you smell smoke, don't open the door. Feel it to see if it's warm or .
  17. Fire fighters and paramedics respond to calls.
  18. causes more panic; set a calm example.
  19. Make a home escape . Practice it twice a year.
  20. In case of fire, you must have two routes from your home.
  21. A false may prevent fire fighters from getting to a real fire.
  22. liquids catch fire easily.
  23. Sometimes fire fighters need to use an to break through locked doors.
  24. A disconnects overloaded electrical circuits.
  25. If your clothes catch on fire, stop, drop, and
  26. A hot liquid burn is a


1. Crawl 2. Explode 3. Outlet
4. Hose 5. Water 6. Exit
7. Drill 8. Burn 9. Sparky
10. Call 11. Arson 12. Extinguisher
13. Homes 14. Hazard 15. Smoke Detector
16. Hot 17. Emergency 18. Panic
19. Plan 20. Escape 21. Alarm
22. Flammable 23. Ax 24. Fuse
25. Roll 26. Scald  

Heart Of America Council

Feed the Baby

Divide group into teams. Each team is either the "feeder" or the "baby". Neither team knows before hand what the activity will be. The "babies" are seated in a row, facing the "feeders" who stand in front of the "babies". Each boy taking part is given a small cup or bowl of applesauce, a plastic spoon, and is blindfolded. At the signal, the "feeders" try to feed the applesauce to the "babies". "Babies" may not use their hands to guide the spoon to their mouths, buy may give the "feeders" all kinds of advice and direction as to how to reach their mouths. First pair to finish the applesauce wins points for their team. They switch positions.

Who Are We?
Heart Of America Council

Ask boys to bring baby pictures and family pictures to the next meeting. Hold the pictures up one at a time and try to guess who it is. Bring in family vacation pictures and try to guess where the family went. Take some den pictures and make up an album of your Webelos family or take slides and play music while you are watching them.

Churning Butter

Put a small amount of half-and-half or cream into a jar and screw the lid on tightly. Boys shake jars, until butter is formed. (Try this in advance to determine how long it will take.) Boy who finished first is the winner. (You may want to add just a pinch of salt to cream.)

Last Christmas, I got a breadmaker. It would be great to have Webelos Scouts making buttrt so we could have homemade bread and butter. . I would also take a tiny bit of honey and let them add it to their freshly made butter. Crackers would be another choice with the homemade butter.

If anyone does this activity, please let me know how your Scouts enjoyed this. CMR1954@aol.com


Mary Yorde, Pack 867, NCAC

This idea, sent to me may give you an idea for creating a plaque that each boy can treasure for awhile as opposed to a piece of paper that the parents will probably file away. This idea was from a new den leader. She had a log cut julienne style (diagonal to make it longer top to bottom) into enough slices to do this for each of several boys. The center was cut out with a saw and sanded. Felt was used for the backing and emblem. After graduation all of the pins were added. The DL used her resources and did seven or eight of these for under $10.

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