Programs for Webelo Scouts

Below are the badges that can be fulfilled in part or in full.  The badge requirements in bold will be completed as part of the program.

Art Explosion Elective Adventure

Discover the art in the building, walls and windows of METC, try out different types of art using several different mediums, then put your artworks on display for your pack.  

1. Visit an art museum, gallery or exhibit.  Discuss with an adult the art you saw.  What did you like?

2. Create two self-portraits using two different techniques, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and computer illustration. 

3. Do two of the following:

  • Draw or paint an original picture outdoors, using art materials of your choice.
  • Use clay to sculpt a simple form.
  • Create an object using clay that can be fired, baked in the oven or airdried. 
  • Create a freestanding sculpture or mobile using wood, metal, papiermache or found or recycled objects.
  • Make a display of origami or kirigami projects.
  • Use a computer illustration or painting program to create a work of art.
  • Create an original logo or design.  Transfer the design onto a T-shirt, hat or other object.
  •  Using a camera or other electronic device, take at least 10 photos of your family, a pet or scenery.  Use photo-editing software to crop, lighten or darken, and change some of the photos.
  • Create a comic strip with original characters.  Include at least four panels to tell a story centered on one of the points of the Scout Law.  Characters can be hand drawn or computer-generated.

4. Choose one of the following methods to show your artwork:

  • Create a hard-copy or digital portfolio of your projects.  Share it with your family and members of your den or pack
  • Display your artwork in a pack, school or community art show. 

 

Build It Elective Adventure

Woodworking was an important craft in the 18th and 19th centuries and continues to be practiced by many today.  Examine historic tools from METC’s collection, then try your hand at woodworking by making a toolbox with the assistance of a professional cabinetmaker.  

1. Learn about some basic tools and the proper use of each tool.  Learn about and understand the need for safety when you work with tools. 

2. With the guidance of your Webelos den leader, parent or guardian, select a carpentry project and build it.  

3. List of tools that you use safety as you build your project; create a list of materials needed to build your project.  Put a checkmark next to the tools on your list that you used for the first time. 

4. Learn about a construction career.  With your Webelos den leader, parent or guardian, visit a construction site and interview someone working in a construction career.  

*There may be an additional supply fee for this program. Please confirm at the time of booking.*

Call our Education Department at 973-377-2982, ext 12 or email education@metc.org for more information or to schedule a program.