CS02 Wide World of Webelos Mike Farnsworth. About Me Active leader in both Boy Scouting and Cub Scouting since 1996 Active leader in both Boy Scouting.

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  • Slide 1
  • CS02 Wide World of Webelos Mike Farnsworth
  • Slide 2
  • About Me Active leader in both Boy Scouting and Cub Scouting since 1996 Active leader in both Boy Scouting and Cub Scouting since 1996 4 Years of Webelo Den Leader Experience 4 Years of Webelo Den Leader Experience Currently the Scoutmaster for Troop 202 Currently the Scoutmaster for Troop 202 I have held most positions Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting at the Pack and Troop level I have held most positions Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting at the Pack and Troop level
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  • How Do You Teach Webelos Provide a goal and a reward Provide a goal and a reward Activity Badge is the goal Activity Badge is the goal Exercise is the reward Exercise is the reward Outside Outside Tag, Basketball, Touch Football, Soccer, Nerf Dodge Ball Tag, Basketball, Touch Football, Soccer, Nerf Dodge Ball Inside Inside Steal the bacon, Nerf Crab Soccer, Silent Tag, Board Game Night. Steal the bacon, Nerf Crab Soccer, Silent Tag, Board Game Night. Any Fun and Easy Any Fun and Easy Let the Webelos decide Let the Webelos decide
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  • If they do not buckle down and complete the goal then do not give them the reward. You must tell them why. They will learn fast! If they do not buckle down and complete the goal then do not give them the reward. You must tell them why. They will learn fast! If you are a pushover, they will! If you are a pushover, they will! You have about 20 minutes of attention span for 1 st year Webelos, 30 minutes for second year. You have about 20 minutes of attention span for 1 st year Webelos, 30 minutes for second year. Plan Wisely Plan Wisely
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  • Never try to teach your own kid! Push them off on another parent or leader as they will do better than you. Never try to teach your own kid! Push them off on another parent or leader as they will do better than you. Webelos are in the process of changing their learning behavior. Webelos are in the process of changing their learning behavior. Young kids learn by trying by without applying reason. This is why they do so well with computers and computer games. A failure to a young child is just something normal and they will consistently try again and again. Young kids learn by trying by without applying reason. This is why they do so well with computers and computer games. A failure to a young child is just something normal and they will consistently try again and again. Older people apply reason and expect an outcome. Older people become frustrated if the outcome does not meet their expectations and will give up stating that it does not work. Older people apply reason and expect an outcome. Older people become frustrated if the outcome does not meet their expectations and will give up stating that it does not work.
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  • Young kids do not have the outcome expectation and will just instinctively try again in a different way. Young kids do not have the outcome expectation and will just instinctively try again in a different way. Your Webelos will be flip flopping between these techinques. Your Webelos will be flip flopping between these techinques. Snack as a reward tend to be non-productive and will just wind them up and out of control Snack as a reward tend to be non-productive and will just wind them up and out of control Try to tailor the awards order to keep them interested. Try not to do two not-so-fun Activity Badges in a row. Try to tailor the awards order to keep them interested. Try not to do two not-so-fun Activity Badges in a row.
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  • How do Control Webelos? Wear the Uniform. The uniform commands respect. Change your own attitude when wearing the uniform. The Webelos will respond to you differently. They might even listen better. Wear the Uniform. The uniform commands respect. Change your own attitude when wearing the uniform. The Webelos will respond to you differently. They might even listen better. Webelos are changing. Their behavoir changes markedly from the first year to the second. Expect more for the second year. Webelos are changing. Their behavoir changes markedly from the first year to the second. Expect more for the second year.
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  • Sometimes you just cant control them. Sometimes you just cant control them. Let them know that things are not going well and that they will not be able to play later. Let them know that things are not going well and that they will not be able to play later. Dont be afraid to just stop everything, sit them down in a different location, talk about the behavior with the group and what you expect. Dont be afraid to just stop everything, sit them down in a different location, talk about the behavior with the group and what you expect. Expect good behavior and you will get it. Never back down from your standards. Expect good behavior and you will get it. Never back down from your standards. For many, this will the first time away from their parents while not in a school setting. Be sure to maintain two deep leadership at all times. Webelos will naturally test your resolve. For many, this will the first time away from their parents while not in a school setting. Be sure to maintain two deep leadership at all times. Webelos will naturally test your resolve.
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  • How Do You Advance Webelos? Webelos are organized into patrols vice dens. They will be learning about and transitioning to Boy Scouting. Webelos are organized into patrols vice dens. They will be learning about and transitioning to Boy Scouting. The Webelos curriculum is spread over two years. The Webelos curriculum is spread over two years. Buy and use an Advancement chart. Put it in a conspicuous place where it can been seen by the Webelos and their parents. Buy and use an Advancement chart. Put it in a conspicuous place where it can been seen by the Webelos and their parents.
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  • The curriculum contains Activities and Activity Badges. The curriculum contains Activities and Activity Badges. Grouped into 5 groups. Physical, Mental, Community, Technology, and Outdoors. Grouped into 5 groups. Physical, Mental, Community, Technology, and Outdoors. Religious Duty must be earned prior to the Webelos badge. Religious Duty must be earned prior to the Webelos badge. Try to get the Webelos badge done for the Blue and Gold banquet during the first year. Try to get the Webelos badge done for the Blue and Gold banquet during the first year. Second year activities require working with a Scout Troop Second year activities require working with a Scout Troop Not all activity bages are required. Not all activity bages are required.
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  • A good 20 to 30% of the Activity Badge requirements are already being done in school. Try to keep up with the signoffs. A good 20 to 30% of the Activity Badge requirements are already being done in school. Try to keep up with the signoffs. National Schedule for progress. The activity badge of the month can be found in the Program Helps. The purpose is to keep all Webelos in sync should they move to a different area. National Schedule for progress. The activity badge of the month can be found in the Program Helps. The purpose is to keep all Webelos in sync should they move to a different area. Some activities require the help of a local Boy Scout troop. Plan a head. Some activities require the help of a local Boy Scout troop. Plan a head. Your second year will be short! Plan to crossover in March at the latest. Your second year will be short! Plan to crossover in March at the latest. Pick a goal for Activity Badges for the year and let the Webelos pick some activities for the end of the year. Pick a goal for Activity Badges for the year and let the Webelos pick some activities for the end of the year. Missed attendance is problematic and can affect advancement. Missed attendance is problematic and can affect advancement.
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  • Resources Program Helps contains many ideas and games Program Helps contains many ideas and games Webelos Den Leader guide see Ernie Webelos Den Leader guide see Ernie Parents are the most important resource. Know their interests and capabilities and ask them to help. Parents are the most important resource. Know their interests and capabilities and ask them to help. Assign parents to teach Activity Badges at the beginning of the year. This will give them plenty of time to prepare. Assign parents to teach Activity Badges at the beginning of the year. This will give them plenty of time to prepare.
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  • Wood working projects require skill, tools, and a place. Local contractors are usually more than willing to provide all three. Home Depot and Lowes may also have a program already in place. Wood working projects require skill, tools, and a place. Local contractors are usually more than willing to provide all three. Home Depot and Lowes may also have a program already in place. The PTC Scout Shop, PTC personnel are all great resources. Ask your Cubmaster as well. The PTC Scout Shop, PTC personnel are all great resources. Ask your Cubmaster as well. The internet is great The internet is great www.macscouter.com www.macscouter.com www.macscouter.com www.usscouts.org www.usscouts.org Many links from these two sites. Many links from these two sites.
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  • Activity Ideas Base your activities off of the requirements in the Webelos book. Base your activities off of the requirements in the Webelos book. Attend your district Roudtable. Attend your district Roudtable. There are many activities listed in websites on the internet. There are many activities listed in websites on the internet. Webelos Den Leader Book Webelos Den Leader Book
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  • Cross Over Each Webelo must visit and pick the Troop that they wish to attend well in advance of the crossover. Each Webelo must visit and pick the Troop that they wish to attend well in advance of the crossover. The Blue and Gold banquet is a good crossover target. You will need to coordinate it with the Adult Committee. The Blue and Gold banquet is a good crossover target. You will need to coordinate it with the Adult Committee. Crossover may be done coincidently with the presentation of the Arrow of Light Award. Crossover may be done coincidently with the presentation of the Arrow of Light Award. The selected troop may have a ceremony. Each will be different if two or more troops are present. The selected troop may have a ceremony. Each will be different if two or more troops are present. Present the AOL before the crossover. At the completion of the crossover they are no longer Webelos. The Troop may elect to take them to a separate room or even to the troop meeting. Present the AOL before the crossover. At the completion of the crossover they are no longer Webelos. The Troop may elect to take them to a separate room or even to the troop meeting. Buy or make an AOL plaque to mount a career arrow. Buy or make an AOL plaque to mount a career arrow. Scoutarrows.com Scoutarrows.com Acornawards.com Acornawards.com Prevents them from being used as arrows. Prevents them from being used as arrows.
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  • You should plan to crossover your Webelos as early as possible You should plan to crossover your Webelos as early as possible Gives them more time as a Boy Scout. Gives them more time as a Boy Scout. Extra time allows the boys to become accustomized before the first camp out. Extra time allows the boys to become accustomized before the first camp out. Scouts who make First Class within a year are much more apt to earn the rank of Eagle. Scouts who make First Class within a year are much more apt to earn the rank of Eagle.

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