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Webelos Scout Family Member activity badge (pin) resources include the Family Member worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
and cross-references for related Cub Scout belt loops & pins and Cub Scout awards.
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The Webelos Family Member activity badge helps prepare Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Family Life merit badge(s).

Family Member
Activity Badge

The Webelos Family Member Activity Badge is one of 20 different Activity Badges that can be earned in the Webelos Scout Program. The requirements are typically worked on during den meetings or den activities while the skills are practiced at home, with the help of the Webelos Scout's family. The requirements are either completed with the den or at home with the den leader's approval. Projects are brought to meetings to share with the den and for Webelos Den Leader or Activity Badge Counselor approval.


Family Member requirements

Do all of these:

  1. Tell what is meant by family, duty to family, and family meetings.
  2. Make a chart showing the jobs you and other family members have at home. Talk with your family about other jobs you can do for the next two months.
  3. Make a list of some things for which your family spends money. Tell how you can help your family save money.
  4. Plan your own budget for 30 days. Keep track of your daily expenses for seven days.
  5. Take part in at least four family meetings and help make decisions. The meetings might involve plans for family activities, or they might be about serious topics that your parent wants you to know about.
  6. With the help of an adult inspect your home and surroundings. Make a list of hazards or lack of security that you find. Correct one problem that you found and tell what you did.

And do two of these:

  1. With the help of an adult, prepare a family energy-saving plan. Explain what you did to carry it out.
  2. Tell what your family does for fun. Make a list of fun things your family might do for little or no cost. Plan a family fun night.
  3. Learn how to clean your home properly. With adult supervision, help do it for one month.
  4. Show that you know how to take care of your clothes. With adult supervision, help at least twice with the family laundry.
  5. With adult supervision, help plan the meals for your family for one week. Help buy the food and help prepare three meals for your family.
  6. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Academics belt loop for Heritages.
  7. Explain why garbage and trash must be disposed of properly.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Cub Scout Handbook, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #34754 (formerly #33452))

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Worksheet A FREE workbook for Family Member is available here! (PDF or Word) with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need! Or click here to print just the Family Member requirements. has PDF and Word versions of workbooks for Scouts BSA ranks and merit badges, Cub Scouting ranks and adventures, and STEM Nova awards.

Requirement resources

1. Tell what is meant by family, duty to family, and family meetings - pp. 229-30

LDS Church: Building a Strong Family - LDS Church: Family meetings

2. The job chart you need is in the Family Member Worksheet - pp. 231-4
3. Make a list of some things for which your family spends money. Tell how you can help your family save money - pp. 234
4. The budget form and expense tracker are in the Family Member Worksheet. - pp. 234-6
5. Family meetings - pp. 242-3
6. The BSA Home Safety Checklist you need is in the Family Member Worksheet.
7. Energy-saving plan - p. 2347
8. Fun - p. 238
9. Clean your home properly for one month. - p. 238
10. Take care of your clothes…help at least twice with the family laundry. - p. 239
11. Family meals - pp. 240-2
12. Academics belt loop for Heritages.
13. Garbage and trash - p. 240

Many Webelos Scouts may earn belt loops and pins a second time to qualify for Webelos Activity Badges. All boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place to determine whether the pack or the boy's family will be responsible for the cost of awards that are earned more than once.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide #34299B, p.4 and Cub Scout Leader Book, p. 31-1.

General Resources

Related awards

Personal Development Awards

Personal development-related awards

See also

Webelos Den Leader portal

External links

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