Webelos Activity Badge Workbook
This workbook is not required but can help you with this activity badge. Your Webelos Den Leader approves your work. No one
can add or subtract from the requirements. Webelos Workbooks and much more are below: Online Resources.
Send comments to the workbook developer: firstname.lastname@example.org. Workbook updated: April 2008.
Scout’s Name: _________________________ Pack: ________ Activity Badge Counselor: ___________________________ Do all of these:
1. Tell what is meant by family, __________________________________________________________________________
duty to family, _____________________________________________________________________________________
and family meetings. ________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Make a chart showing the jobs you and other family members have at home.
Family Member Jobs
Talk with your family about other jobs you can do for the next two months. ______________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Make a list of some things for which your family spends money. ______________________________________________
Tell how you can help your family save money. ___________________________________________________________
Family Member Workbook p. 2 Scout's Name: ________________________
4. Plan your own budget for 30 days.
Budgeted Income Sources Amount $ Budget Expense Areas Amount $
Total Income Budgeted for 30 Days Total Expenses for 30 days
Keep track of your daily expenses for seven days. _________________________________________________________
Date Expense Amount Date Expense Amount
Family Member Workbook p. 3 Scout's Name: ________________________
5. Take part in at least four family meetings and help make decisions. The meetings might involve plans for family activities, or
they might be about serious topics that your parent wants you to know about.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. With the help of an adult inspect your home and surroundings. Make a list of hazards or lack of security that you find. ___
Correct one problem that you found and tell what you did. ___________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ And do two of these:
; 7. With the help of an adult prepare a family energy-saving plan. Explain what you did to carry it out. ___________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ ; 8. Tell what your family does for fun. ______________________________________________________________________
Make a list of fun things your family might do for little or no cost. ______________________________________________
Plan a family fun night. ______________________________________________________________________________
Family Member Workbook p. 4 Scout's Name: ________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ ; 9. Learn how to clean your home properly. With adult supervision, help do it for one month. __________________________
; 10. Show that you know how to take care of your clothes. With adult supervision, help at least twice with the family laundry. __
; 11. With adult supervision, help plan the meals for your family for one week. See Fitness Req. #3.
Meal Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Help buy the food and help prepare three meals for your family. ______________________________________________ ; 12. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Academics belt loop for Heritages. (All boys may earn belt loops and pins more
than once…Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide p. 4)____________________________________________
; 13. Explain why garbage and trash must be disposed of properly. ________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Online Resources (Use any Internet resource with caution and only with your parent’s or guardian’s permission.)
Family Member helps you prepare for Family Life, Personal Management, Safety, Energy, and Cooking Merit Badges.
Requirement 6: The BSA Home Safety Checklist is from the last few pages of the Safety Merit Badge Workbook.
Requirement 7: The BSA Home Energy Audit is from in the last few pages of the Energy Merit Badge Workbook.
Webelos Activity Badge Workbooks: ? usscouts.org -or- ?meritbadge.org
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Workbooks: ? meritbadge.org -or- ?Academics / Sports
Boy Scouts of America: http://www.scouting.org/ ?Guide to Safe Scouting ?Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Activities
?Scout ?Tenderfoot ?Second Class ?First Class ；Rank Videos
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workbooks: usscouts.org -or- meritbadge.org ?Merit Badge Books: www.scoutstuff.org
National Safety Council: http://www.nsc.org American Assn. of Family and Consumer Sciences: http://www.aafcs.org
ExpertVillage Computer Video Lessons: ；Money Managing ；How to Create a Budget in Excel
Home Energy Audits: ?Dept of Energy ?Energy Star ?Alliance to Save Energy
Food Network: http://www.foodtv.com The Healthy Fridge: http://www.healthyfridge.org
Family Member Workbook p. 5 Scout's Name: ________________________
Sample Home Safety Checklist
Check safety steps that being taking in your home. Write N/A if the item is not applicable. Items left blank may present a safety
hazard. This list provides some sample safety steps you might take. Ask your parent or guardian for help.
Stairways, Halls, and Outdoor Steps ___ Furniture and woodwork solid, in good repair, and free from. ___ Stairways with three or more steps have a strong handrail. ___ Fireplace screen fits snugly.
___ Stairs/halls are kept free from boxes, toys, brooms, tools, etc. ___ Rugs are fastened or laid on non-slip pads. ___ Gates at top and bottom of stairs prevent children from falling. ___ Rugs are kept from curling at their edges. ___ The head and foot of stairs have no small or loose rugs. ___ Wax on floors is thoroughly buffed. ___ Stair carpeting or covering is fastened securely. ___ Fire in fireplace is extinguished at bedtime. ___ Stairways & halls have good lighting, controllable at each end. ___ Candles are in stable holders and fully extinguished after use. Kitchen Bedroom
___ Matches are kept where children cannot get them. ___ Smoke alarm has fresh battery or electrical connection & is ___ Knives & sharp instruments are kept in knife drawers or holder. tested regularly.
___ Can openers don't leave sharp edges on cans. ___ Carbon monoxide detector has fresh battery or electrical
connection and is tested regularly. ___ Disinfectants & cleaning products are out of reach of children.
___ Furniture placement for clear passage between bed and door. ___ Pan handles are turned away from stove edges.
___ Light switch or lamp is within easy reach from bed. ___ Spilled grease, water, or bits of food are wiped up immediately.
___ A night-light illuminates bedroom or hall. ___ Pot holders are within easy reach.
___ Bureau and dresser drawers are closed when not in use. ___ A fire extinguisher is mounted near the stove. ___ Bar across bunk beds helps prevent falls. Bathroom ___ Children are taught not to lean against windows or screens. ___ Tub and shower are equipped with strong handholds. ___ Sturdily screen low windows to prevent children from falling. ___ Tub floor has non-slip surface. ___ Smoking in bed is prohibited. ___ Poisons are marked, sealed shut, and out of reach of children. ___ Gas and electric heating devices are turned off at bedtime. ___ Medicines are out of reach of children in childproof containers.
Nursery ___ No one takes medicine in the dark. ___ Bars on cribs are closely spaced. Attic and Basement ___ Crib is approved by Consumer Products or similar. ___ Ladder is strong, solid, and sturdily constructed. ___ Crib is free from sharp edges or corners. ___ Stairway is sturdy and well lighted. ___ Sleeping garments and covers keep baby warm without ___ Children keep skates and play gear in a specific place. danger of smothering.
___ Walls and beams are free from protruding nails. ___ Pillows are kept out of bassinet or crib. ___ Fuses or circuit breakers are the proper size. ___ No thin, plastic material is in or near the crib. ___ Rubbish & flammable materials are in covered metal cans. ___ Children are taught not to give marbles, etc. to younger ___ Wastepaper is kept away from furnace and stairs. children.
___ Toys are sturdy & have no sharp edges. Living Room and Dining Room
___ Nontoxic paint is used on baby furniture and toys. ___ Furniture is placed to allow easy passage in an emergency.
___ All houseplants are nonpoisonous. ___ Before bedtime, furniture placement is checked for orderliness.
Family Member Workbook p. 6 Scout's Name: ________________________
Sample Home Safety Checklist (page 2)
Stoves, Furnaces, and Heaters ___ Unused, open, screw-type sockets are plugged closed. ___ Stoves are away from curtains. ___ Frayed or worn electric cords are promptly replaced. ___ Stoves & furnaces are inspected & cleaned annually. ___ Long trailing cords are not in evidence. ___ Gas burners are properly adjusted and free from leaks. ___ Cords are kept out from under rugs, doors, and furniture. ___ Gas water and space heaters are equipped with vents or flues. ___ UA-approved extension cords are the proper size. ___ Water heater or boiler has a safety valve & is checked yearly. ___ Children are taught never to touch electric sockets or fixtures. ___ Flames of gas burners are protected from drafts. ___ Fuses are adequate for the load and are not bypassed. ___ Insulating shield protects woodwork within 18” of furnace, etc. ___ Circuit breakers are not overloaded. ___ Keep flammable materials away from stoves, furnaces, etc.
General ___ A wrench is stored near the shut-off valve of outside gas line. ___ At least one smoke detector in each bedroom & garage.
Porch, Yard, and Garage ___ Everything has a place and is in its place. ___ Railings and banisters are sound and inspected periodically. ___ Stepladders are in good repair and stored out of the way. ___ Steps and walks are kept free from ice and snow. ___ Window screens and storm windows are securely fastened. ___ Yard/play space are free from holes, stones, glass, etc. ___ Guns are stored unloaded and in locked cases. ___ Tools and dangerous articles are out of reach of children. ___ Guns and ammunition are stored separately. ___ Dangerous products & chemicals are kept in original containers ___ Children are permitted to use only blunt-end scissors. in locked storage areas. ___ Housework clothing has no drooping sleeves, sashes, or frills. ___ Wires and low fences are brightly painted or clearly marked. ___ Shoes worn for housework have low heels. ___ Wells, cisterns, and pits are kept securely covered. ___ All shoes are in good repair. ___ Disposable materials are not burned outside. ___ Kerosene, gasoline, paint thinners, and other volatile materials ___ An area is marked off in the garage for bicycles, wagons, etc. are stored outside in special, clearly marked metal containers. ___ Lawn mower is equipped with proper safeguards. ___ Oil mops, dust rags, painting equipment, and other oily
materials are stored outside in open metal containers. Workshop
___ Everyone turns on a light before entering a dark room. ___ Good ventilation exists, especially when sanding.
___ Matches are extinguished before they're thrown away. ___ Safety goggles and/or face mask are available, with eyewash.
___ Children are never permitted to play with matches. ___ Baking soda is kept handy to neutralize acid burns.
___ Fire extinguishers are readily available. ___ All electrical tools are either three-wire or double-insulated. ___ Work area is well lit & free of clutter, scraps, rags. For Emergency
___ All tools have a place & are in their place. ___ Know how to get emergency help (911, poison control, etc.). ___ Guards are in place on all power tools. ___ Be able to find water, gas, & electric shutoffs. Check annually. ___ A push stick is available for use with power saws. ___ First aid kit approved by your doctor/American Red Cross. ___ Know basic first aid procedures. Electrical Devices and Fixtures
___ Have a fire escape plan from your home. ___ Electrical fixtures and appliances are located & used beyond
___ Emergency water supply. arm's length of the sink, stove, tub, shower, or other grounded
metal unless outlet is protected by a ground-fault interrupter. ___ Handheld flashlights readily available.
___ Do not touch electrical fixtures or appliances with wet hands. ___ In earthquake-prone areas, make sure that the water heater
and bookcases are bolted to the walls.___ Disconnect seldom-used appliances when not in use.
___ All pull-type sockets have an insulating link.
___ Household appliances are disconnected before repairs.
Sample Home Energy Audit
This list provides some steps to consider. Ask your parent or guardian for help.
; Insulation - Is there enough insulation between ceiling joists?
; Vents - Sufficient and unobstructed?
; Air Leakage - Tape a foot of toilet paper to a pencil with paper hanging free. Hold near windows and doorframes, window air-
conditioning units, and electrical covers. If paper moves, you may need weather-stripping, caulking, or storm windows. ; Wall Insulation - Are the wall too cool to the touch on a cold day or too warm on a hot day? ; Thermostat - Set at 68 degrees in winter (turn down 5 degrees more when sleeping), 78 in summer. ; Drapes - During winter, open drapes and shades to let sunlight in. Close at night. During the summer, close drapes. ; Unused Rooms - Close heating and cooling vents, doors in areas seldom used.
; Use fans instead of air conditioning when possible. Fans can also help circulate air when the air conditioning is on.
; Close the damper when fireplace is not in use.
; Glass doors keep heat from escaping up the chimney.
; Refrigerator/Oven Seal - To test, close a dollar bill in the door. If the bill moves with little resistance, the seal is bad. ; Appliances - Use washers and dryers in the morning and late evening hours when energy requirements are lower. ; Lights - Turn off lights when not used. Install lower wattage and fluorescent light bulbs whenever possible. ; Faucets do not drip.
; Heating/Cooling System - Clean or replace filters monthly. Have unit serviced once a year. ; Water Heater - Set temperatures no higher than 160 degrees. Drain sediments 3-4 times a year. ; Ducts/Pipes - Insulate hot water pipes as well as heating and cooling ducts.
; Floors - If you have a crawl space under your house, install batt-type fiberglass insulation under floors. ; Venting - Washer & dryer units should be vented directly to the outside.
; Weather Stripping & Caulking - Caulk the cracks around windows, weather-strip around doors. ; Windows - Storm windows and double-paned glass can reduce energy usage up to 15%.
; Doors - Keep doors tightly closed on hot or cold days.
; Storm Doors - Help insulate doors