Woodsmen is a the Outdoor Skills program for Webelos.  All Webelos I Scouts, and any Webelos II Scouts who are not a pioneer should participate in Woodsmen.  This program focuses on the outdoor skills necessary to be a good Scout.



Cast Iron Chef

1. At an approved time in an outdoor location and using tinder, kindling, and fuel wood, demonstrate how to build a fire; light the fire, unless prohibited by local fire restrictions.  After allowing the fire to burn safely, extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.

4. Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family; utilize one of the methods below for preparation of part of your meal:

A. Camp stove

B. Dutch Oven

C. Box Oven

D. Solar Oven

E. Open Campfire or charcoal.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices while preparing the meal.

Webelos Walkabout

1. Create a hike plan

2. Assemble a hiking first-aid kit

3. Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals and insects you might encounter on your hike

5. Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids from memory.  Talk about how you can demonstrate them on your Webelos adventures.

Into the Wild

4. Learn about bird flyways closest to your home.  Find out which birds use these flyways.

5. Watch at least four wild creatures (reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, fish, birds, insects, or mammals) in the wild.  Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard, or park) where you saw them.  Tell what they were doing.

6. Identify an insect, reptile, bird, or other wild animal that is found only in your area of the country.  Tell why it survives in your area.

7. Give examples of at least two of the following:

A. A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem.

B. One way humans have changed the balance of nature

C. How you can help protect the balance of nature

8. Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area.  Talk with your Webelos den leader or family about the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting life cycles of wildlife and humans, and list three ways you can help.

9. Do ONE of the following:

A. Visit a museum of natural history, a nature center, or a zoo with your family, Webelos den, or pack.  Tell what you saw.

Into the Woods

1. Identify two different groups of trees and the parts of a tree

2. Identify six trees common to the area where you live.  Tell whether they are native to your area.  Tell how both wildlife and humans use them.

3. Identify six plants common to the area where you live.  Tell which animals use them and for what purpose.

4. Visit a nature center, nursery, tree farm, or park, and speak with someone knowledgeable about trees and plants that are native to your area.  Explain how plants and trees are important to our ecosystem and how they improve our environment.

6. Make a list of items in your home that are made from wood and share it with your den.  Or with your den, take a walk and identify useful things made from wood.

7. Explain how the growth rings of a tree trunk tell its life story.  Describe different types of tree bark and explain what the bark does for the tree.


5. Show how to tie a bowline.  Explain when this knot should be used and why.  Teach it to another Scout who is not a Webelos Scout.

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