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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