First Webelos Adventure- Fix It

posted Sep 4, 2018, 8:59 AM by James Abolos
Webelos Parents! 

We are going to start off with a fun hands on Adventure to get everyone involved.  We will be working on the "Fix It" adventure. 
This adventure will help Scouts develop their motor skills and increase their knowledge of tools and safety procedures. Each Scout will gain the confidence needed to react properly and help out if certain home or auto repairs are needed.

 • Home repair knowledge and skills
 • A Scout is helpful.

For our meetings this month wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty!

Meeting #1- September 11th:
  • Requirement #1. Put a Fix It Toolbox together. Describe what each item in your toolbox can be used for. Show how to use three of the tools safely.  Parents bring some handtools from home that you have for this. Examples might be a hammer, screwdriver, tape measure, pliers, hand saw, etc.  
  • Requirement # 3. Describe to your Webelos den leader how to fix or make safe the following circumstances with help from an adult: a. A toilet is overflowing. b. The kitchen sink is clogged. c. A circuit breaker tripped, causing some of the lights to go out.
  • Requirement #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:
    • 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.
    • I will need parent help to have a rotation going for these, so we can get all of these finished.
Meeting #2- September 25th:

  • Requirement # 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 light bulb and how to properly dispose of it.
    • c. Tighten a loose handle or knob on a cabinet or a piece of furniture.
    • 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. Bring your bike if you have one and we will go outside and work on them.
    • q. Change the battery in a smoke detector or a carbon monoxide detector, and test its operation.
Sometimes an adventure, by their nature will require a little bit of "homework"  This is easy stuff and shouldn't take long at all!  Just let me know when you do this, we work on the honor system.
  • Requirement #2. Be Ready. With the help of an adult in your family, do the following (let me know if you have any questions about where these are located and I can help): 
    • a. Locate the electrical panel in your home. Determine if the electrical panel has fuses or breakers. (usually in garage or laundry room)
    • b. Determine what sort of fuel is used to heat your home (most homes around this area are Natural Gas, Apartments tend to be Electric). 
    • 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.  (if you live in an apartment, you probably won't have access to the main shut-off)
  • Requirement # 4. Let’s Fix It  (Pick one of these items below):
    • b. Fix a squeaky door or cabinet hinge. (WD-40 usually fixes this right up!)
    • e. Replace a furnace filter. (simple to do!)
    • f. Wash a car. (win for you as the parent!)
    • If you look in the book, there are other options- I listed what I felt were capable to be done for all skill levels.  However, you can pick any of the ones we did not do in a meeting.