The Webelos Den meets on every other Monday evening from 6:15 to 7:30 in the Luther Burbank Cafeteria beginning on September 10. The Den is currently made up of eleven 4th grade boys, all from Lancaster, led by John Hantzis and Megan Bates.
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 to 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. For advancement, parents are no longer allowed to sign off on their boys’ progress. The boys must be signed off by one of their adult leaders instead.
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.
Webelos Den meetings are built around “Adventures,” or units of learning activities. Bear 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.