Cub Scout: Home & Family
During your Walt Disney World vacation, your scout will have the opportunity to practice his home & family skills as you plan for your vacation, while traveling to WDW, dining at the restaurants, and visiting the parks.
Throughout the Cub Scout ranks, there are many Home & Family goals built into the adventures including:
- Appreciating diversity and each Scout’s unique family heritage
- Being observant
- Building skills
- Developing confidence, and encouraging bravery and patience
- Developing patience and perseverance as they train their pets
- Following directions
- Home repair knowledge and skills
- Learning some basics about project planning (selecting a project, evaluating what is needed, choosing the proper type of wood, etc.)
- Learning the benefits of having loyal pets and being loyal to them in return
- Motor skills
- Showing creativity and artistic skills with the final project
- Showing respect and kindness for animals
- Understanding basic tools and tool safety
- Using math skills while measuring
- Working with wood to create a project
A Scout is trustworthy, helpful, courteous, obedient, and kind while practicing home & family skills.
Plan a family or scout pack/troop camping trip to Walt Disney World.
Scouting with the mouse ideas – practice home & family goals while:
Planning for your Disney World Resort & Park Visit
Traveling to Walt Disney World
Dining at Disney World Restaurants
Visiting Disney World Parks
Related Cub Scout Adventure Electives:
• Tiger Core Adventure: Team Tiger
• Tiger Elective Adventure: Family Stories
This adventure will help Tigers learn about their families and their heritage.
• Bear Elective Adventure: Baloo the Builder
Learning to work with wood to create fun and useful items is a good skill for anyone to have. This adventure will expose the Bear Scout to the safe and proper use of hand tools, how to determine the correct type of wood for a project, and how to construct an item. The adventure also offers a good opportunity to bring parents of the Scouts or other adults with woodworking skills into the den setting, asking them to help with some of the technical aspects. This adventure can also serve as an introduction to the Boy Scout Woodworking merit badge offered.
• Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care
Bear Scouts will learn how caring for a pet fosters responsibility and offers a sense of companionship that they can nurture and cherish throughout their lives. This adventure also gives them an opportunity to learn about the many ways animals return the favor and assist people in need.
• Webelos / AOL Elective Adventure: Build It
This adventure can assist Webelos Scouts as they develop building and motor skills, tool knowledge, and good safety practices. It also helps them gain appreciation for several forms of craftsmanship.
• Webelos / AOL Elective Adventure: Fix It
This adventure will help Scouts develop their motor skills and increase their knowledge of tools and safety procedures. Each boy will gain the confidence he needs to react properly and help out if certain home or auto repairs are needed.
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Sum of All Thrills
Scouts can build their own theme park ride!
Visit Epcots Innovention building and stop by Sum of All Thrills. This is where scouts and their ride partner will take a turn in the Designer Lab creating their one-of-a-kind ride experience. Using an interactive touchscreen design panel, scouts can add drops, barrel rolls, twists and turns using their math, science and engineering know how. During the testing phase, adjust height, velocity and follow other recommendations to modify your ride experience based on mild to wild settings.
Once your ride design has been locked into the system, head up a short flight of stairs while your ride specifications are programmed into a 4-D robotic simulator. Buckle-up and get ready to feel every bump, twist and drop of the ultimate ride you just created – complete with the realism of high-definition video, audio and motion.
Want a little more Disney magic? After your ride, you’ll receive a card with your one-of-a-kind ride experience program. Visit MathMovesU to replay your ride on your home pc. Not visiting the parks soon enough? The MathMovesU site also has an online Design Your Own Ride and Game experience scouts may want to check out.
Wild About Safety
Have you heard? Timon and Pumbaa are Wild About Safety. Safety is part of their problem-free philosophy and they want it to be part of yours too.
Safety is an important part of the Scouting experience. The best way to stay safe in the outdoors is to avoid getting into trouble in the first place. That requires planning, training, leadership, good judgment, and accepting responsibility.
Disney’s Wild About Safety website shares tips and hints to help your vacation be a safe and magical experience. With games, videos, coloring sheets and more, Timon and Pumbaa are fun to learn with at home and while visiting the parks.
Here are a few of their THEME PARK SAFETY TIPS
The Disney Parks are filled with fun rides and attractions, and proper planning and research can help make sure your visit is as safe as can be.
- Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Light-colored clothes are best to help reflect the sun’s rays during warmer weather, and layers are best during those cooler months.
- Wear UV protective sunglasses and a hat with a wide brim for blocking the sun.
- Have fun in the sun, don’t get overdone. Don’t forget to apply sun block every two hours.
- Apply sunscreen that protects against both UVA & UVB rays whenever you’re outdoors:
- Adults should use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher
- Children should use SPF 30 or higher
- Don’t wait too late to hydrate. Hydrate before you get going and before you get thirsty. It’s a good idea to drink 4-6 ounces of water every 15 to 20 minutes.
- Test your child to make sure he/she knows how to contact you if they get lost. Put a note in his/her pocket with phone numbers and names to contact.
- Designate a meeting place and time, just in case the group gets separated for any reason.
Want a little more Disney magic? Take the Timon and Pumbaa Safety Challenge at Animal Kingdom Park, stop in at guest services and ask for your copy. Safety Cards are also available to collect throughout the park. And if you visit Animal Kingdom Lodge and ask for a Wild About Safety Fun Book, with word searches, scrambles, and coloring pages, this book is a perfect for filling time while waiting in lines.
Ready to plan your visit to the parks? Click here.
Webelos & AOL Elective Adventure: Fix It
Do all of these:
1. Put a Fix It Tool Box together. Describe what each item in your
toolbox can be used for. Show how to use three of the tools safely.
2. Be ready. With the help of an adult in your family, do the following:
a. Locate the electrical panel in your home. Determine if the
electrical panel has fuses or breakers.
b. Determine what sort of heat is used to heat your home.
c. Learn what you would do to shut off the water for a sink, a
toilet, a washing machine, or a water heater. If there is a
main shut-off valve for your home, show where it is located.
3. Describe to your Webelos den leader what you would do to fix or
make safe the following circumstances:
a. A toilet is overflowing.
b. The kitchen sink is clogged.
c. Some, but not all, of your lights go out.
4. Let’s Fix It. Select and do eight of the following. You will need an
adult’s supervision for each of these Fix It projects:
a. Show how to change a light bulb in a lamp or fixture.
Determine the type of bulb you are replacing. Learn how to
properly dispose of a compact fluorescent bulb.
b. Fix a squeaky door or cabinet hinge.
c. Tighten a loose handle or knob on a cabinet or a piece of
d. Demonstrate how to stop a toilet from running.
e. Replace a furnace filter.
f. Wash a car.
g. Check the oil level and tire pressure in a car.
h. Show how to replace a bulb in a taillight, turn signal, or
parking light, or replace a headlight in a car.
i. Help an adult change a tire on a car.
j. Make a repair to a bicycle, such as adjusting or lubricating
the chain, inflating the tires, fixing a flat, or adjusting the seat
k. Replace the wheels on a skateboard, a scooter, or a pair of
l. Help an adult prepare and paint a room.
m. Help an adult replace or repair a wall or floor tile.
n. Help an adult install or repair a window or door lock.
o. Help an adult fix a slow or clogged sink drain.
p. Help an adult install or repair a mailbox.
q. Change the battery in a smoke detector or a carbon
monoxide detector, and test its operation.
r. Help an adult fix a leaky faucet.
s. Find wall studs, and help an adult hang a curtain rod or a
t. Take an old item, such as a small piece of furniture, a
broken toy, or a picture frame, and rebuild and/or refinish it.
Show your work to an adult or your Webelos leader.
u. Do a Fix It project agreed upon with your parent.
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