Youth Protection Requirements

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Duty to God and You

Complete Requirement 1 and at least two others.

  1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.

  2. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age, if you have not done so already.

  3. Discuss with your family, family’s faith leader, or other caring adult how planning and participating in a service of worship or reflection helps you live your duty to God.

  4. List one thing that will bring you closer to doing your duty to God, and practice it for one month. Write down what you will do each day to remind you.

Stronger, Faster, Higher

Complete Requirements 1-3 and at least one other.

  1. Understand and explain why you should warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Demonstrate the proper way to warm up and cool down.

  2. Do these activities and record your results: 20 yard dash, vertical jump, lifting a 5 pound weight, push-ups, curls, jumping rope.

  3. Make an exercise plan that includes at least three physical activities. Carry out your plan for 30 days, and write down your progress each week.

  4. Try a new sport that you have never tried before.

  5. With your den, prepare a fitness course or series of games that includes jumping, avoiding obstacles, weight lifting, and running. Time yourself going through the course, and try to improve your time over a two week period.

  6. With adult guidance, help younger Scouts by leading them in a fitness game or games.

Cast Iron Chef

Complete Requirements 1 and 2 below. Requirement 3 is optional.

  1. Plan a menu for a balanced meal for your den or family. Determine the budget for the meal. If possible, shop for the items on your menu. Stay within your budget.

  2. Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family. If possible, use one of these methods for preparation of part of the meal: camp stove, Dutch oven, box oven, solar oven, open campfire, or charcoal grill. Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices while preparing the meal.

  3. Use tinder, kindling, and fuel wood to demonstrate how to build a fire in an appropriate outdoor location. If circumstances permit and there is no local restriction on fires, show how to safely light the fire, under the supervision of an adult. After allowing the fire to burn safely, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site

First Responder

Complete 1 and at least five others.

  1. 1. Explain what first aid is. Tell what you should do after an accident.

  2. Show what to do for hurry cases of first aid: Serious bleeding, heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest, stopped breathing, stroke, poisoning

  3. Show how to help a choking victim.

  4. Show how to treat for shock.

  5. Demonstrate how to treat at least five of the following:

    1. Cuts and scratches,

    2. Burns and scalds,

    3. Sunburn,

    4. Blisters on the hand or foot,

    5. Tick bites,

    6. Bites and stings of other insects,

    7. Venomous snakebites,

    8. Nosebleed,

    9. Frostbite

  6. Put together a simple home first-aid kit. Explain what you included and how to use each item correctly.

  7. Create and practice an emergency readiness plan for your home or den meeting place.

  8. Visit with a first responder or health care professional.

Webelos Walkabout

Complete Requirements 1-4 and at least one other.

  1. Plan a hike or outdoor activity.

  2. Assemble a first aid kit suitable for your hike or activity.

  3. 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.

  4. With your Webelos den or with a family member, hike 3 miles. Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious lunch or snack. Enjoy it on your hike, and clean up afterward.

  5. Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals and insects you might encounter on your hike or activity.

  6. Perform one of the following leadership roles during your hike: trail leader, first aid leader, or lunch or snack leader.

The following adventures are optional electives. Only one elective is required to earn the Webelo Rank. More elective options can be found using the links at the top of this page.

Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks!

Complete the following requirements.

  1. Do the following:

    1. Explain the meaning of the word “geology.”

    2. Explain why this kind of science is an important part of your world.

  2. Look for different kinds of rocks or minerals while on a rock hunt with your family or your den.

  3. Do the following:

    1. Identify the rocks you see on your rock hunt. Use the information in your handbook to determine which types of rocks you have collected.

    2. With a magnifying glass, take a closer look at your collection. Determine any differences between your specimens.

    3. Share what you see with your family or den.

  4. Do the following:

    1. With your family or den, make a mineral test kit, and test minerals according to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.

    2. Record the results in your handbook.

  5. Identify on a map of your state some geological features in your area.

  6. Do the following:

    1. Identify some of the geological building materials used in building your home.

    2. Identify some of the geological materials used around your community

Elective Adventure: Sports

Complete the following requirements.

  1. Show the signals used by officials in one of these sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, or hockey.

  2. Participate in two sports, either as an individual or part of a team.

  3. Complete the following requirements:

    1. Explain what good sportsmanship means.

    2. Role-play a situation that demonstrates good sportsmanship.

    3. Give an example of a time when you experienced or saw someone showing good sportsmanship.

Elective Adventure: Into the Wild

Complete at least six of the following requirements.

  1. Collect and care for an “insect, amphibian, or reptile zoo.” You might have crickets, ants, grasshoppers, a lizard, or a toad (but be careful not to collect or move endangered species protected by federal or state law). Study them for a while and then let them go. Share your experience with your Webelos den.

  2. Set up an aquarium or terrarium. Keep it for at least a month. Share your experience with your Webelos den by showing them photos or drawings of your project or by having them visit to see your project.

  3. Watch for birds in your yard, neighborhood, or area for one week. Identify the birds you see, and write down where and when you saw them.

  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 other 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:

    1. A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem

    2. One way humans have changed the balance of nature

    3. 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.

  9. Do ONE of the following:

    1. Visit a museum of natural history, a nature center, or a zoo with your family, Webelos den, or pack. Tell what you saw.

    2. Create a video of a wild creature doing something interesting, and share it with your family and den.

Elective Adventure: Into the Woods

Complete Requirements 1-4 and one other.

  1. Identify two different groups of trees and the parts of a tree.

  2. Identify four 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 four plants common to the area where you live. Tell which animals use them and for what purpose.

  4. Develop a plan to care for and then plant at least one plant or tree, either indoors in a pot or outdoors. Tell how this plant or tree helps the environment in which it is planted and what the plant or tree will be used for.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Visit a nature center, nursery, tree farm, or 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.