Cub Scout: Home & Family

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 WDW

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


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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

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.

Disney Family Tree & Crest

Disney Family Tree & Crest

Scouts who need to complete a family tree for an adventure elective requirement or a Merit Badge requirement should start with their name and include at least two additional generations. While completing a family tree, parents and scouts can discuss the history, traditions, and culture of their family heritage.

My Family Tree for the Core Value: Faith

Faith means having inner strength and confidence based on trust in a higher power. Understanding one’s family tree, ancestors, and heritage brings stories to life of the strength and confidence of our family members. It also tells of their belief and trust in a higher power to help bring them safely to the United States. In years past, many immigrants traveled by boat. What faith they had in that boat that would change their lives!  Courtesy April 2013 Cub Scout Meeting Guide

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Want a little more Disney magic?  Use the Disney coat of arms found above Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland as inspiration for creating your own coat of arms.

Would your scout like a copy of the Disney inspired Family Tree ? Request a PDF copy here:

Webelos & AOL Elective Adventure: Project Family

Webelos & AOL Elective Adventure: Project Family

Do 1 through 5, then choose two of 6 through 8:
1. Interview a grandparent, another family elder, or a family friend about
what life was like when he or she was growing up. Share his or her
story with another family member.
2. Talk with members of your family about your family name, history,
traditions, and culture. Create a family tree of three generations, or
make a poster or Web page that shows the origins of your ancestors.
Or choose a special celebration or holiday that your family
participates in, and create either a poster, picture, or photo slideshow
of it. Share this project with your den.
3. Show your understanding of your duty to family by creating a chart
listing the jobs that you and other family members have at home.
Choose three of the jobs you are responsible for, and chart them for
two weeks.
4. Select ONE of the jobs below that belongs to another family member,
and help that person complete it:
a. Create a grocery shopping list for the week.
b. Complete the laundry for your family one time.
c. Help prepare meals for your family for one day.
5. Create a list of community service or conservation projects that you
and your family can do together, and present it to your family. Select
one project, plan it, and complete it with your family.
6. With the help of an adult, inspect your home and its surroundings.
Make a list of hazards or security problems you find. Correct one
problem you found, and tell what you did.
7. Hold a family meeting to plan an exciting family activity. The activity
could include:
a. A family reunion
b. A family night
c. A family outing
8. Have your family event. Afterward, tell your parent or
guardian what you liked best about the event.


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Webelos & AOL Elective Adventure: Fix It

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
furniture.
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
or handlebars.
k. Replace the wheels on a skateboard, a scooter, or a pair of
inline skates.
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
picture.
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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Webelos & AOL Elective Adventure: Build It

Webelos & AOL Elective Adventure: Build It

Do all of these:
1. Learn about some basic tools and the proper use of each tool. Learn
about and understand the need for safety when you work with tools.
2. With the guidance of your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian,
select a carpentry project and build it.
3. List the tools that you use safely as you build your project; create a
list of materials needed to build your project.
4. Put a check mark next to the tools on your list that you used for the
first time.
5. Learn about a construction career. With your Webelos den
leader, parent, or guardian, visit a construction site, and interview
someone working in a construction career.


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Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care

Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care

1. Care for a pet for two weeks. Make a list of tasks you did to take care of the pet. If you do not have a pet, research one that you would like to have and write about the care it needs.
2. Learn more about your pet or a pet you would like to have. List three interesting facts that you learned about your pet.
3. Make a poster about your pet or a pet you would like to own. Share your poster with your den, pack, or family.
4. Do your best to train a pet to perform a trick or follow a simple command, and explain how you trained it. (If your pet is a hermit crab, fish, snake, or the like, you may skip this requirement.)
5. Tell three ways that animals can help people.
6. Tell what is meant by an animal being “rabid.” Name some animals that could have rabies. Explain what you should do if you are near an animal that might be rabid.
7. Visit with a local veterinarian or animal shelter caretaker. Find out what types of animals he or she might see on a regular basis. Ask what type of education is needed to become a veterinarian or shelter caretaker and why he or she chose to pursue this career.


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Bear Elective Adventure: Baloo the Builder

Bear Elective Adventure: Baloo the Builder

1. Discover which hand tools are the best ones to have in your toolbox. Learn the rules for using these tools safely. Practice with at least four of these tools before beginning a project.
2. Select, plan, and define the materials for the projects you will complete in requirement 3.
3. Assemble you materials, and build one useful project and one fun project using wood.
4. Apply a finish to one of your wood projects.


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Tiger Elective Adventure: Family Stories

Tiger Elective Adventure: Family Stories

1. Discuss with your adult partner and/or family where your family originated. Discuss their history, traditions, and culture—your family heritage. Share a story or bring something to share with your den about yourself and your family.
2. Make a family crest.
3. Visit your public library to find out information about your heritage.
4. Interview one of your grandparents or another family elder, and share with your den what you found.
5. Make a family tree.
6. Share with your den how you got your name or what your name means.
7. Share with your den your favorite snack or dessert that reflects your cultural heritage.
8. Learn where your family came from, and locate it on a map. Share this information with your den. With the help of your adult partner, locate and write to a pen pal from that location.


 

Tiger Adventure: Team Tiger

Tiger Adventure: Team Tiger 

List the different teams of which you are a part.
2. With your den, make a den job chart that shows everyone doing something to help.
– As one of the den jobs, lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a den meeting.
3. Pick two chores you will do at home once a week for a month.
4. Make a chart to show three ways that members of your Tiger team are different from each other.
5. Do an activity to help your community or neighborhood team.


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