Fix It

Webelos Elective Adventure: Fix It

Fix It

As a Webelos Scout, you are old enough to help around the house. In addition to doing everyday household tasks, such as keeping your room clean and picking up after yourself, you can help your family in many other ways. The Fix It adventure will give you a chance to try new things, learn new skills, and be more helpful around the house. You’ll learn to use tools to make repairs around the house, how to take care of the lawn, or perhaps how to keep a car, bike, and your home in good shape. You can find out how to change a flat tire. You might even find a new hobby that you can do for a long time to come. You can fix it!

Rationale for Adventure

Skill development, tool knowledge and safety, motor skill development, safety training.


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

  1. Put a Fix It Tool Box together. Describe what each item in your toolbox can be used for. Show how to use three of the tools safely.
  2. Be ready. With the help of an adult in your family, do the following:
    1. Locate the electrical panel in your home. Determine if the electrical panel has fuses or breakers.
    2. Determine what sort of heat is used to heat your home.
    3. Learn what you would do to shut off the water for a sink, a toilet, a washing machine, or a water heater. If there is a main shut-off valve for your home, show where it is located.
  3. Describe to your Webelos den leader what you would do to fix or make safe the following circumstances:
    1. A toilet is overflowing.
    2. The kitchen sink is clogged.
    3. Some, but not all, of your lights go out.
  4. Let’s Fix It. Select and do eight of the following. You will need an adult’s supervision for each of these Fix It projects:
    1. Show how to change a light bulb in a lamp or fixture. Determine the type of bulb you are replacing. Learn how to properly dispose of a compact fluorescent bulb.
    2. Fix a squeaky door or cabinet hinge.
    3. Tighten a loose handle or knob on a cabinet or a piece of furniture.
    4. Demonstrate how to stop a toilet from running.
    5. Replace a furnace filter.
    6. Wash a car.
    7. Check the oil level and tire pressure in a car.
    8. Show how to replace a bulb in a taillight, turn signal, or parking light, or replace a headlight in a car.
    9. Help an adult change a tire on a car.
    10. Make a repair to a bicycle, such as adjusting or lubricating the chain, inflating the tires, fixing a flat, or adjusting the seat or handlebars.
    11. Replace the wheels on a skateboard, a scooter, or a pair of inline skates.
    12. Help an adult prepare and paint a room.
    13. Help an adult replace or repair a wall or floor tile.
    14. Help an adult install or repair a window or door lock.
    15. Help an adult fix a slow or clogged sink drain.
    16. Help an adult install or repair a mailbox.
    17. Change the battery in a smoke detector or a carbon monoxide detector, and test its operation.
    18. Help an adult fix a leaky faucet.
    19. Find wall studs, and help an adult hang a curtain rod or a picture.
    20. Take an old item, such as a small piece of furniture, a broken toy, or a picture frame, and rebuild and/or refinish it. Show your work to an adult or your Webelos leader.
    21. Do a Fix It project agreed upon with your parent.