Welcome 1st year Webelos! My name is Brian Bluhm (Grayden’s dad) and I will be your Den Leader this year. My goal for all the 1st year Webelos is to help you on the journey to get your Webelos badge, Arrow of Light and transition into Boy Scouts next year.
Webelos is a little different than you were accustomed too from Bobcat to Bear. We will be doing a little review on the previous and preparing everyone to become Boy Scouts. All scouts will also be given the opportunity to lead part of a meeting to help build their leadership skills. Outdoor activities play a big role in Webelos so in addition to fitness activities we will also be camping and learning outdoor skills. All scouts are required wear their uniform and to bring their book to every den meeting
Parents: The following is our Den schedule. I’ve included Den Meetings, Pack Meetings and any other items that are important for all scouts to participate in; especially the Webelos. There are also items that parents need to complete for their scout to earn their Webelos badge. In order for us to accomplish all of the items needed a lot of meetings are required as well as field trips and camping trips. For some of the items I will be assigning a scout to help lead a meeting. If a scout has to miss a meeting or event, let me know and I will assign an item to do at home so he doesn’t fall behind. If there are any questions I can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 651-271-7183.
September 24th (Saturday) – Brat Sale Fundraiser at Top Ten Wine & Spirits 11am-4pm.
This is a volunteer fundraiser and we are looking for help selling Brats and other items during the Oktoberfest Beer Tasting at Top Ten. Parents will be working the booth and the scouts will be trying to pull in the customers. Please have your scout make a sign to hold up. We need volunteers!
September 26th (Monday) 6:30-8pm – Pack Meeting – St. Lukes
Please let me know if your child has earned any belt loops or anything over the summer at camp. We are assigned the skit. We will work on short skit before the meeting, so please arrive about 15 minutes early.
October 3rd (Monday) 7-8pm Den Meeting – St. Lukes
Parents – Please read over the Webelos Scout Parent Guide pages 1-22 of the Webelos Handbook. After reading please sign number one page 49. Also please start on number 8 page 50 “Faith”. Please have your scout complete this by the November 14th Den Meeting so we can sign it off. After the Faith portion is completed the boys are eligible for their Webelos religious scout emblem. Please let me know which emblem applies from page 69 of the Webelos Handbook.
Scouts – For the first half of this meeting we will be reviewing some old items and learning new things like the meaning of the Webelos Badge. We will start on our Fitness and Athlete Activity Badges for the second part of the meeting. A portion of this will be done at home and tested at the next den meeting.
October 15th (Saturday) – Adopt a Park – Oakwood Park Cleanup
This will provide the scouts with an opportunity to understand one their many duties as a citizen (for the Citizen Badge) and of course help in creating a cleaner environment for everyone. Webelos are required to attend. Let me know if you are not going to make it so I can assign a different conservation project. This is a requirement to get your Webelos badge.
October 17th (Monday) – 7-8pm Den Meeting – St Lukes
We will be finishing the Fitness and Athletics Badge. Please bring your exercise chart to this meeting. This meeting and the next couple will concentrate on the Citizen Badge.
October 24th (Monday) – 6:30-8pm Pack Meeting – St Lukes
Lego derby kits will be for sale!
October 28th (Friday) and October 29th (Saturday) Time/ Place TBD
We will again be in the Cottage Grove Halloween parade. We will have a float but not without volunteers to help build it. Scouts will have an opportunity to walk or ride in Saturday’s parade.
November 4st (Friday) and 5th (Saturday) Fall Craft Sale – St Lukes
We have been given the opportunity raise funds for our pack by selling soup and sandwiches at St. Lukes annual craft sale. Friday’s event will need adult volunteers as the kids are in school and Saturday we will need both scouts and adults to help. More info will coming.
November 5th – Food Drive Flyer Drop
Just as it sounds, we have to put flyers in the doors or on handles throughout local neighborhoods to our annual Food Drive. Shouldn’t take too long so if you’re around please volunteer.
November 12th (Saturday) Time TBD Food Drive pickup
We need volunteers to help pick up food around the neighborhood before the Lego Derby.
November 12th (Saturday) 1:30-4pm Pack Meeting and Lego Derby
1st yr Webelos have the Greeting followed by an action packed day of Lego Racing!
November 14th (Monday) 7-8pm Den Meeting – St Lukes
We will have a guest government speaker in lieu of field trip to discuss function of government. This will be a continuation of our Citizen Activity Badge requirements. Time permitting we will start on our Engineer Badge. Special guest speaker engineer – Rick Fryar
November 28th (Monday) 7-8pm Den Meeting – St Lukes
Engineer activity badge – We will work on our engineering skills by building things like a catapult and working with electrical circuits.
December 11th (Sunday) 12:30-2:30pm Holiday Party Activity Center PHS
Our annual Holiday Party – More details at the November pack meeting. Hope for no snow!
December 12th (Monday) 7-8pm Den Meeting St Lukes
We will be working on our Scientist Badge. Most of the boys probably already will have the requirements covered for this badge but we will review sportsmanship and work on earning more belt loops. We will be working on our skit for the February 19th Blue & Gold.
January 9th (Monday) 7-8pm Den Meeting St Lukes
Work on the Sportsman Badge. Most of the boys probably already will have the requirements covered for this badge but we will review sportsmanship and work on earning more belt loops.
We will have completed our Webelos Badge requirements by this date. Start on new activities for the Arrow of Light.
January 13th (Friday) and 14th (Saturday) 6:30pm-8am Pack Meeting and Lock In – St Lukes
We have flags. Pack meeting and a fun night for the kids to play games, watch movies or just hang out all night. More info at the December Holiday Party.
January 23 (Monday) 7-8pm Arrow of Light Ceremony
2nd yr Webelos earn the Arrow of Light and are on their way to becoming Boy Scouts. All Webelos attend.
February 4th (Saturday) TBD Conservation Project
Fort Snelling Cleanup. More info coming soon.
February 11th (Saturday) Polar Camp 9am-3pm Phillipo Scout Reservation
Snow tubing anyone?
February 19th Blue & Gold Banquet 3-7:30pm VFW
1st Yr Webelo have skit.
February 27th (Monday) 7-8pm Den Meeting St Lukes
Readyman Badge! Do you know what to do in an emergency or when someone gets hurt? Be Strong, be Calm, be Clear, and be Careful. We will learn about these items and first aid.
March 1st or 2nd Pine Wood Derby Weigh-in St Lukes 6:30-8pm
Everyone wishing to race this year must check in on one of these nights.
March 3rd (Saturday) Pinewood Derby 10am-? St Lukes
A fun day for the whole family!
March 12th (Monday) 7-8pm Den Meeting St Lukes
Traveler Badge. We will be working with transportation time tables and maps to come up with a trip you can take with your family. We will also work on the Geography and Map & Compass Belt Loops.
April 9th (Monday) 7-8pm Den Meeting St Lukes
Geologist Badge – All Webelos please bring in a couple different rocks from your house, school or neighborhood. We will be discussing Geology and earning our Geology Badge.
June 2nd (Saturday)12pm Pack Graduation – Oakwood Park
The boys will move from 1st yr Webelos and transition to 2nd yr and we will congratulate the Lions, Tigers, Wolves and Bears as they get a step closer to becoming Boy Scouts.
Spring is kept short purposely due to so many boys starting spring and summer actitives. We will have at least one more den camping trip before pack graduation. The boys should have earned at least nine badges by the end of this year and perhaps more. Our goal is 20 by next year.
- Boys Whittling by the St. Croix River
See you at camp!