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

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CITIZEN, COMMUNICATOR, FAMILY MEMBER, READYMAN



CITIZEN

Required for Arrow of Light

Do All of These:

  1. Know the names of the President and Vice-President of the United States. Know the names of the Governor of your state and the head of your local government.
  2. Describe the flag of the United States and give a short history of it. With another Webelos Scout helping you, show how to hoist and lower the flag, how to hang it horizontally and vertically on a wall, and how to fold it.
  3. Explain why you should respect your country's flag. Tell some of the what special days you should fly it in your state. Tell when to salute the flag and show how to do it.
  4. Know Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance and repeat it from memory. Explain its meaning in your own words. Lead your Webelos den in reciting the pledge.
  5. Tell about the meaning of how our National Anthem and how it was written.
  6. Explain the rights and duties of a citizen of the United States. Explain what a citizen should do to save our natural resources.
  7. Alone or with your Webelos den, do a special Good Turn. Help your church or other religious organization, school, neighborhood, or town. Tell what you did.

And Do Two of These:

  1. 7. Tell about two things you have done can do that will help law enforcement agencies.
  2. 8. Visit a community leader. Learn about the duties of the job or office. Tell the members of your Webelos den what you have learned.
  3. 9. Write a short story of not less than 50 words about a former U.S. president or some other great American man or woman. Give a report on this to your Webelos den.
  4. 10. Tell about another boy you think is a good citizen. Tell what he does that makes you think he is a good citizen.
  5. 11. List the names of three five people you think are good citizens. They can be from any country. Tell why you chose each of them.
  6. 12. Tell why we have laws. Tell why you think it is important to obey the law. Tell about three laws you obeyed this week.
  7. 13. Tell why we have a government. Explain some ways your family helps pay for government.
  8. 14. List four six ways in which your country helps or works with other nations.
  9. 15. Name three organizations, not churches or other religious organizations synagogues, in your area that help people. Tell something about what one of these organizations does.
    16. Alone or with your Webelos den, do a special Good Turn. Help your church or synagogue, school, neighborhood, or town. Tell what you did.


COMMUNICATOR

Do Seven Four of These

  1. Play the Body Language Game with your den.
  2. Prepare and give a three-minute talk to your den on a subject of your choice. Tell your den about something you have done and answer their questions about it.
  3. Invent and use a sign language or a picture writing language and use it to tell someone a story.
  4. Identify and discuss with your den as many different methods of communication as you can (at least six different methods).
    With your den, use a signal code to send a message of a few words.
    5. Tell how to use a telephone or Citizens Band (CB) radio properly.
  5. 6. Invent your own den secret code and send one of your den members a secret message.
    7. With one of your den members, tell a story two different ways. Let the rest of the den try to find out which version is true by asking questions.

AND DO TWO OF THESE:

  1. 8. With your den, visit a library and talk to a librarian. Learn how books are catalogued indexed to make them easy to find.
  2. 9. Visit the newsroom of a newspaper or radio or television station and find out how they receive information.
  3. Write an article about a den activity for your pack newsletter or local newspaper.
  4. 10. Invite a blind, deaf, or mute person with a visual, speaking, or hearing impairment to visit your den. Ask them about the special ways he or she communicates. problems they have in communicating. See Discover how well you can communicate with him or her them.
  5. 11. Use a personal computer or terminal to access a computer database. Talk about what you discover. to write a letter to a friend or relative. Create your letter, check it for grammar and spelling, and save it to either a hard drive or a diskette. Print it.
  6. Under the supervision of a parent or adult, search the Internet and connect to five Web sites that interest you. Exchange e-mail with a friend or relative.
  7. Earn the academics belt loop for Computers.
  8. Earn the academics belt loop for Communicating.
  9. 12. Find out about jobs in communications. Tell your den what you learn.


FAMILY MEMBER

Do All of These:

  1. Tell what is meant by family, duty to family, and family meetings.
  2. Make a chart showing the jobs you and other family members have at home. Talk with your family about other jobs you can do may take on for the next two months.
  3. Inspect your home and grounds, and make surroundings. Make a list of hazards or lack of security that you find. Correct one problem that you found and tell what you did.
  4. 5. Explain why garbage and trash must be disposed of properly.
  5. 4. Make a list of some things for which your family spends money. Tell how you can help your family save money.
  6. Plan your own budget for 30 days. Keep track of your daily expenses for seven days.

And Do Two of These:

  1. 6. Develop Prepare a family energy-saving plan. Tell the things you did to carry it out.
  2. 7. Tell what your family does for fun. Make a list of fun things your family might do for little cost. Do one of them with a member of your family.
  3. 8. Learn how to clean your home properly. Help do it for one month.
  4. 9. Show that you know how to look after your clothes. Help with at least two family washes.
  5. 10. Help plan the meals for your family for at least 1 week. Help With adult supervision, help buy the food and help prepare. Prepare at least three meals for your family.
  6. 11. Take part in at least four family meetings and help make decisions. Show Cub Scout spirit by doing your best to play your part in the decisions that are made. The meetings might involve plans for family activities, or they might be about serious topics that your parent wants you to know about.


READYMAN

Required for Arrow of Light

Do All of These:

  1. Explain what first aid is. Tell what you should do after in case of an accident.
  2. Explain how you can get help quickly if there is an emergency in your home. Make a "help list" of people or agencies that can help you if you need it. Post it near a phone or other place with easy access.   for these problems: Medical, Police, Fire, Utilities (electricity, gas, etc.) Post a list of these directions in your home.
  3. Show what to do for these "hurry cases" of:
    • Serious bleeding
    • Stopped breathing
    • Internal poisoning
    • Heart attack
  4. Show how to treat shock.
  5. Show first aid for the following:
    • Cuts and scratches
    • Burns and scalds
    • Choking
  6. Tell what steps must be taken for a safe swim with your Webelos den, pack, family, or other group. Explain the reasons for the buddy system.

And Do Two of These:

  1. Explain six rules of safety you should follow when driving a bicycle.
  2. Plan a home fire escape plan for your family.
  3. Explain how to use each item in a first aid kit for a home or car.
  4. Tell where accidents are most likely to happen inside and around your home.
  5. Explain six safety rules of safety you should remember when riding in a car.
  6. Attend a first aid demonstration at a Boy Scout troop meeting, a Red Cross center, or other place.

Page updated on: May 02, 2013

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