The Webelos Den currently has 10 boys led by Sal Bhimji, Nick Facendola and Shawn Kerr.
Boys may join at any time during the year – they are never ‘behind.’
“Webelos” stands for “We Be Loyal Scouts,” and this year begins a transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. The boys are able to do more and to take more responsibility. The activities become more strenuous and challenging and the requirements for the Adventures a bit more complex.
Also, while many parents choose to continue attending meetings because of the quality time it affords them with their boys, it is no longer required. However, boys must have a supervising adult in attendance; i.e. they can come along with another boy and his parent who stays for the meeting. A boy cannot be simply dropped off without a designated adult in attendance who takes responsibility for their behavior and well-being.
All Cub Scout den meetings are typically built around “Adventures,” or units of learning activities. Webelos Adventures are:
- Cast Iron Chef (Fire and cooking)
- Duty to God and you (Non-denominational and personal)
- First Responder (First Aid and emergency response)
- Stronger, Faster, Higher (Physical fitness)
- Webelos Walkabout (Hiking)
Webelos also work with their parent(s) or as a Den to complete one elective Adventure chosen from a group of options.
This year, leaders will incorporate the high points of each Adventure into the outdoor-only format we have adopted for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. Every effort will be made to ensure the boys cover the principle components of the Webelos curriculum, with all participants doing their best* to cover the material while staying safe and united as a community.
* Do Your Best is the Cub Scout motto and it applies to boys, leaders and parents alike.