Build It

Webelos Elective Adventure: Build It

Build It

Many people use tools every day in their work. Think about the tools used by carpenters, automotive technicians, machinists who make precision metal parts, furniture makers, and potters who create vases and bowls. Other people become experts at using tools so they can enjoy hobbies. For example, a person whose hobby is woodworking might design and build a table or bookshelf for his or her home. Knowing how to safely use hand tools and small power tools such as cordless drills or power sanders will open up a world of exciting projects with endless possibilities. In this adventure, you will get to explore your interest in tools and what you can create with them.

Rationale for Adventure

Skill development, tool knowledge and safety, motor skill development, introduction to and appreciation of craftsmanship.


Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure: Build It
Do all of these:

  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 the tools that you use safely as you build your project; create a list of materials needed to build your project.
  4. Put a check mark next to the tools on your list that you used for the first time.
  5. 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.