Handyman Activity BadgeA handyman can do many different jobs. He knows how to take care of a car and a bike. He uses tools to make repairs around the house, and he takes care of the lawn.

When you work on this activity badge, you can learn a lot about keeping a car, bike, and home in good shape. You can find out how to change a flat tire. You might even build a sawhorse or a step stool.

Keep adding to this knowledge after you earn this activity badge. Your handyman skills will always be useful to you and your family.


Do these:

1.  With your parent, guardian or Webelos den leader, complete the Responsibility Character Connection.

a.  Know: List all the tasks you can think of that are necessary in keeping a household in good shape. Name the tasks that are your responsibility. Tell what it means to be responsible for these tasks.

b.  Commit: Talk about what happens when people don’t do their jobs.  Tell why it is important to be helpful and to be responsible.  List ways that you can be more responsible on your own.

c.  Practice: Choose one o the requirements and show how you are responsible by doing that task well for two weeks.

And do six of these:

2.  With adult supervision, wash a car.

3.  Help an adult change a tire on a car.

4.  With adult supervision, replace a bulb in the tailight, turn signal, or parking light or replace a headlight on a car.

5.  With adult supervision, show how to check the oil level and tire pressure of a car.

6.  Make a repair to a bicycle, such as tightening the chain, fixing a flat tire, or adjusting the seat or handlebars.

7. Properly lubricate the chain on a bicycle.

8.  Properly inflate the tires on a bicycle.

9.  Change the wheels on a skateboard or pair of inline skates.

10. Replace a light bulb in a fixture or lamp.

11. With adult supervision, arrange a storage area for household cleaners and other dangerous materials where small children can not reach them.

12. Build a sawhorse or stool to be used around your home.

13. Help take care of the lawn.

14. Arrange a storage area for hand tools or lawn and garden tools.

15. Clean and properly store hand tools or lawn and garden tools in their storage areas.

16. Label hand tools or lawn and garden tools.

17. Put together a toolbox for common repairs around the house.  Be sure the toolbox and tools are stored safely.

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