Family

Do FOUR of the following

  1. THE PAST IS EXCITING AND IMPORTANT (Page 72)
    Do requirement 7 and two other requirements.

    1. Visit your library or newspaper office. Ask to see back issues of newspapers or an almanac.
    2. Find someone who was a Cub Scout a long time ago. Talk with him about what Cub Scouting was like then.
    3. Start or add to an existing den or pack scrapbook.
    4. Trace your family back through your grandparents or great-grandparents; or, talk to a grandparent about what it was like when he or she was younger.
    5. Find out some history about your community.
    6. Start your own history: keep a journal for 2 weeks.
    7. Complete the Character Connection for Respect.
      • Know. As you learn about how Cub Scout-age life was like for adults you know, does what you learn change what you think about them. Tell how it might help you respect or value them more.
      • Commit. Can you think of reasons others might be disrespectful to people or things you value? Name one new way you will show respect for a person or thing someone else values.
      • Practice. List some ways you can show respect for people and events in the past.
  2. WHAT’S COOKING? (Page 80)
    Do four requirements.

    1. With an adult, bake cookies.
    2. With an adult, make snacks for the next den meeting.
    3. With an adult, prepare one part of your breakfast, one part of your lunch, and one part of your supper.
    4. Make a list of the “junk foods” you eat. Discuss “junk food” with a parent or teacher.
    5. Make some trail food for a hike.
    6. With an adult, make a dessert for your family.
    7. With an adult, cook something outdoors.
  3. FAMILY FUN (Page 90)
    Do both requirements.

    1. Go on a day trip or evening out with members of your family.
    2. Have a family fun night at home.
  4. BE READY! (Page 96)
    Do requirements 1 through 5 and requirement 7. Requirement 6 is recommended, but not required.

    1. Tell what to do in case of an accident in the home. A family member needs help. Someone’s clothes catch on fire.
    2. Tell what to do in case of a water accident.
    3. Tell what to do in case of a school bus accident.
    4. Tell what to do in case of a car accident.
    5. With your family, plan escape routes from your home and have a practice drill.
    6. Have a health checkup by a physician (optional).
    7. Complete the Character Connection for Courage.
      • Know. Memorize the courage steps: Be brave, Be calm, Be clear, and Be careful. Tell why each courage step is important. How will memorizing the courage steps help you to be ready?
      • Commit. Tell why it might be difficult to follow the courage steps in an emergency situation. Think of other times you can use the courage steps. (Standing up to a bully is one example.)
      • Practice. Act out one of the requirements using these courage steps: Be brave, Be calm, Be clear, and Be careful.
  5. FAMILY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE (Page 106)
    This achievement is also part of Cub Scouting’s Leave No Trace Award.
    Do three requirements.

    1. Go camping with your family.
    2. Go on a hike with your family.
    3. Have a picnic with your family.
    4. Attend an outdoor event with your family.
    5. Plan your outdoor family day.
  6. SAVING WELL, SPENDING WELL (Page 112)
    Do four requirements.

    1. Go grocery shopping with a parent or other adult member of your family.
    2. Set up a savings account.
    3. Keep a record of how you spend money for 2 weeks.
    4. Pretend you are shopping for a car for your family.
    5. Discuss family finances with a parent or guardian.
    6. Play a board game with your family that involves the use of play money.
    7. With an adult, figure out how much it costs for each person in your home to eat one meal.